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Short-term disability plans: Fixed percent of annual earnings

Table 26. Short-term disability plans: Fixed percent of annual earnings, private industry workers,  National
Compensation Survey, March 2014

(All workers with fixed percent of annual earnings short-term disability coverage = 100 percent)

Characteristics

Fixed percent of annual earnings

Mean fixed
percent of
annual
earnings

Median
fixed
percent of
annual
earnings

Less than
50 percent

50 percent

51 to 59
percent

60 percent

61 to 69
percent

Greater
than 69
percent

All workers

1

18

1

41

26

13

62.7

60.0

Worker characteristics

               

Management, professional, and related

1

15

1

44

24

16

64.0

60.0

    Management, business, and financial

13

42

24

19

65.3

60.0

    Professional and related

1

16

[1]

44

24

15

63.3

60.0

Service

26

33

33

5

60.4

60.0

Sales and office

1

19

1

38

26

14

62.6

60.0

    Sales and related

18

37

26

16

63.0

60.0

    Office and administrative support

1

20

1

39

26

13

62.3

60.0

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

18

44

27

9

61.8

60.0

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

17

37

35

62.9

60.0

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

18

49

22

8

61.1

60.0

Production, transportation, and material moving

2

16

1

44

25

12

62.6

60.0

    Production

16

41

25

14

62.0

60.0

    Transportation and material moving

16

46

25

11

63.2

60.0

Full time

1

18

1

42

25

13

62.8

60.0

Part time

21

29

38

7

62.1

60.0

Union

2

20

2

32

32

12

62.0

60.0

Nonunion

1

18

1

42

25

13

62.8

60.0

Average wage within the following categories2:

               

    Lowest 25 percent

22

33

34

5

60.7

60.0

        Lowest 10 percent

26

31

38

3

60.7

60.0

    Second 25 percent

2

18

1

42

27

10

62.2

60.0

    Third 25 percent

1

20

1

41

24

13

62.5

60.0

    Highest 25 percent

1

15

[1]

43

24

17

64.2

60.0

        Highest 10 percent

15

42

21

22

65.4

60.0

Establishment characteristics

               

Goods-producing industries

2

13

1

42

25

17

63.6

60.0

    Construction

18

41

34

4

61.3

60.0

    Manufacturing

2

13

1

42

23

20

64.0

60.0

Service-providing industries

1

19

1

40

27

12

62.5

60.0

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

16

41

25

15

64.0

60.0

        Wholesale trade

15

43

27

14

63.7

60.0

        Retail trade

18

38

27

13

63.2

60.0

        Transportation and warehousing

17

47

18

17

64.3

60.0

        Utilities

55

80.4

86.0

    Information

20

42

22

16

62.5

60.0

    Financial activities

20

31

25

22

64.7

60.0

        Finance and insurance

16

27

28

27

66.5

66.0

            Credit intermediation and related activities

21

27

33

16

64.0

60.0

            Insurance carriers and related activities

11

34

26

27

66.0

66.0

        Real estate and rental and leasing

15

58.5

60.0

    Professional and business services

1

12

1

46

33

7

62.5

60.0

        Professional and technical services

9

46

35

10

64.4

60.0

        Administrative and waste services

4

5

47

35

60.5

60.0

    Education and health services

1

25

[1]

44

19

12

61.3

60.0

        Educational services

27

34

12

26

65.8

60.0

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

27

31

9

32

69.2

60.0

        Health care and social assistance

1

24

[1]

46

20

9

60.4

60.0

    Leisure and hospitality

32

33

59.8

60.0

        Accommodation and food services

29

34

60.3

60.0

    Other services

18

4

21

47

60.1

66.0

1 to 99 workers

22

37

30

9

61.8

60.0

    1 to 49 workers

23

33

33

9

61.7

60.0

    50 to 99 workers

19

45

25

9

61.9

60.0

100 workers or more

2

15

1

44

23

16

63.4

60.0

    100 to 499 workers

2

11

1

48

24

14

63.3

60.0

    500 workers or more

2

20

1

39

21

18

63.6

60.0

Geographic areas

               

Northeast

1

29

[1]

24

38

8

61.6

60.0

    New England

7

57

12

21

65.4

60.0

    Middle Atlantic

1

33

[1]

18

43

5

60.9

60.0

South

2

12

[1]

57

13

16

62.9

60.0

    South Atlantic

13

56

13

15

62.2

60.0

    East South Central

16

56

11

63.0

60.0

    West South Central

9

57

16

17

64.3

60.0

Midwest

11

48

23

17

64.5

60.0

    East North Central

11

48

23

16

63.8

60.0

    West North Central

9

48

21

21

66.3

60.0

West

1

10

6

49

22

14

63.0

60.0

    Mountain

60

17

14

63.5

60.0

    Pacific

2

11

9

41

24

13

62.6

60.0

1Less than 0.5.

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.