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Short-term disability plans: Maximum benefit amounts

Table 27. Short-term disability plans: Maximum benefit amounts, private industry workers,  National
Compensation Survey, March 2014

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

Characteristics

With
maximum
benefit
amount

Maximum weekly benefit amount1

With no
maximum
benefit
amount

10th
percentile

25th
percentile

50th
percentile
(median)

75th
percentile

90th
percentile

All workers

75

$170

$315

$584

$1,250

$2,400

25

Worker characteristics

             

Management, professional, and related

69

170

500

1,000

1,923

2,500

31

    Management, business, and financial

70

170

500

1,000

1,800

2,500

30

    Professional and related

69

170

500

900

2,000

2,500

31

Service

88

170

546

595

1,300

12

Sales and office

77

170

250

595

1,500

2,500

23

    Sales and related

79

170

584

1,666

4,615

21

    Office and administrative support

76

170

250

595

1,385

2,500

24

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

77

170

500

577

1,000

23

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

76

170

546

600

24

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

78

200

500

600

1,200

2,000

22

Production, transportation, and material moving

73

170

300

500

600

1,500

27

    Production

68

170

250

500

750

1,500

32

    Transportation and material moving

78

170

488

500

595

1,500

22

Full time

73

170

350

595

1,500

2,500

27

Part time

87

170

500

595

750

13

Union

78

170

230

500

595

1,500

22

Nonunion

74

170

315

595

1,385

2,500

26

Average wage within the following categories2:

             

    Lowest 25 percent

88

170

546

595

1,300

12

        Lowest 10 percent

95

170

546

595

921

5

    Second 25 percent

74

170

300

572

1,000

2,300

26

    Third 25 percent

73

170

300

577

1,000

2,307

27

    Highest 25 percent

71

170

500

1,846

2,500

29

        Highest 10 percent

69

170

500

1,000

2,300

3,002

31

Establishment characteristics

             

Goods-producing industries

68

170

350

595

1,000

2,000

32

    Manufacturing

64

170

350

595

1,000

2,000

36

Service-providing industries

76

170

315

584

1,300

2,500

24

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

75

170

523

1,000

2,308

25

        Wholesale trade

72

170

400

572

2,500

28

        Retail trade

78

170

200

572

1,000

4,615

22

        Transportation and warehousing

75

170

500

577

1,167

25

    Information

65

170

2,500

3,464

35

    Financial activities

69

170

1,000

2,308

4,153

31

        Finance and insurance

63

170

1,000

3,000

5,769

37

            Credit intermediation and related activities

69

170

559

1,400

3,000

31

            Insurance carriers and related activities

57

584

1,000

2,500

3,000

43

    Professional and business services

84

170

500

1,500

2,400

16

        Professional and technical services

83

572

1,000

1,750

2,309

17

        Administrative and waste services

87

170

559

1,000

2,000

13

    Education and health services

68

170

584

1,300

2,500

32

        Educational services

62

170

170

584

1,500

2,000

38

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

51

170

170

595

1,500

1,650

49

        Health care and social assistance

70

170

300

584

1,250

2,500

30

    Leisure and hospitality

95

170

595

5

        Accommodation and food services

94

170

595

6

1 to 99 workers

84

170

559

1,000

1,800

16

    1 to 49 workers

85

170

170

561

750

1,500

15

    50 to 99 workers

83

170

300

559

1,000

2,308

17

100 workers or more

68

170

450

600

1,500

2,500

32

    100 to 499 workers

73

170

488

650

1,500

2,500

27

    500 workers or more

63

170

595

1,500

2,500

37

Geographic areas

             

Northeast

87

170

170

559

595

1,300

13

    New England

66

315

500

1,000

1,000

2,309

34

    Middle Atlantic

91

170

170

559

595

1,000

9

South

70

300

500

1,000

1,750

2,500

30

    South Atlantic

73

300

500

1,000

1,800

2,500

27

    East South Central

65

300

500

1,000

1,500

2,800

35

    West South Central

66

300

500

1,731

2,771

34

Midwest

55

200

400

700

1,250

2,500

45

    East North Central

56

200

700

1,250

2,500

44

    West North Central

54

500

1,385

46

West

78

500

2,192

2,500

22

    Mountain

75

500

1,500

2,000

2,500

25

    Pacific

81

500

2,300

2,500

19

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.