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Short-term disability plans: Duration of benefits

Table 25. Short-term disability plans: Duration of benefits, private industry workers,  National
Compensation Survey, March 2014

(All workers with short-term disability coverage = 100 percent)

Characteristics

Fixed
duration

Number of weeks1

Duration
varies

10th
percentile

25th
percentile

50th
percentile
(median)

75th
percentile

90th
percentile

All workers

93

12

21

26

26

26

7

Worker characteristics

             

Management, professional, and related

92

12

16

26

26

26

8

    Management, business, and financial

91

12

26

26

26

9

    Professional and related

92

12

17

26

26

26

8

Service

97

12

26

26

26

3

Sales and office

93

12

20

26

26

26

7

    Sales and related

91

11

13

26

26

26

9

    Office and administrative support

93

12

21

26

26

26

7

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

90

13

24

26

26

36

10

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

95

13

24

26

26

26

5

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

87

13

24

26

26

36

13

Production, transportation, and material moving

92

13

25

26

26

26

8

    Production

91

13

21

26

26

26

9

    Transportation and material moving

94

13

26

26

26

26

6

Full time

92

12

18

26

26

26

8

Part time

96

26

26

26

4

Union

91

13

26

26

26

9

Nonunion

93

12

18

26

26

26

7

Average wage within the following categories2:

             

    Lowest 25 percent

96

12

25

26

26

26

4

        Lowest 10 percent

98

26

26

26

52

2

    Second 25 percent

94

12

20

26

26

26

6

    Third 25 percent

93

12

18

26

26

26

7

    Highest 25 percent

91

12

21

26

26

26

9

        Highest 10 percent

90

12

20

26

26

26

10

Establishment characteristics

             

Goods-producing industries

92

13

24

26

26

26

8

    Construction

96

12

26

26

26

4

    Manufacturing

92

12

24

26

26

26

8

Service-providing industries

93

12

21

26

26

26

7

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

91

12

21

26

26

26

9

        Wholesale trade

93

12

24

26

26

26

7

        Retail trade

88

11

13

26

26

26

12

        Transportation and warehousing

93

24

26

26

26

26

7

    Information

82

12

25

26

26

52

18

    Financial activities

91

12

21

26

26

26

9

        Finance and insurance

90

13

25

26

26

26

10

            Credit intermediation and related activities

87

13

25

26

26

26

13

            Insurance carriers and related activities

92

12

18

26

26

26

8

    Professional and business services

93

12

13

26

26

26

7

        Professional and technical services

93

12

13

25

26

26

7

    Education and health services

96

12

18

26

26

26

4

        Educational services

95

13

26

26

26

5

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

92

13

26

26

26

26

8

        Health care and social assistance

97

12

18

26

26

26

3

    Leisure and hospitality

100

12

26

26

26

52

        Accommodation and food services

100

13

26

26

26

52

1 to 99 workers

95

12

18

26

26

26

5

    1 to 49 workers

95

12

20

26

26

26

5

    50 to 99 workers

95

12

13

26

26

26

5

100 workers or more

91

12

22

26

26

26

9

    100 to 499 workers

93

12

16

26

26

26

7

    500 workers or more

90

13

25

26

26

26

10

Geographic areas

             

Northeast

94

13

26

26

26

26

6

    New England

93

12

13

26

26

26

7

    Middle Atlantic

94

26

26

26

26

6

South

93

12

13

26

26

26

7

    South Atlantic

94

12

13

26

26

26

6

    East South Central

94

11

12

26

26

26

6

    West South Central

91

12

18

26

26

26

9

Midwest

90

12

17

26

26

26

10

    East North Central

90

12

18

26

26

26

10

    West North Central

90

12

13

26

26

26

10

West

93

11

13

26

26

26

7

    Mountain

91

11

12

24

26

26

9

    Pacific

94

12

26

26

26

6

1The 10th, 25th, 50th, 75th, and 90th percentiles designate position within each published series. For example, at the 50th percentile or median, half of the
participating workers receive the same as or more than the benefit shown, and half receive the same as or less than the benefit shown. At the 25th percentile,
one-fourth of the participating workers receive the same or less than the benefit&nb sp;shown. The remaining percentiles follow the same logic.

2Surveyed occupations are classified into wage categories based on the average wage for the occupation, which may include workers with earnings both
above and below the threshold.  The categories were formed using percentile estimates generated using ECEC data for March 2014.


Note: Because of rounding, sums of individual items may not equal totals. Dash indicates no workers in this category or data did not meet publication criteria. For
definitions of major plans, key provisions, and related terms, see the "Glossary of Employee Benefit Terms" at www.bls.gov/ncs/ebs/glossary20132014.htm.