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Short-term disability plans: Employee contribution requirement

Table 23. Short-term disability plans: Employee contribution
requirement, civilian workers,1 National Compensation Survey, March
2015

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

Characteristics

Employee
contribution
required

Employee
contribution not
required

All workers

16

84

Worker characteristics

   

Management, professional, and related

12

88

    Management, business, and financial

12

88

    Professional and related

12

88

        Teachers

10

90

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

10

90

        Registered nurses

13

87

Service

33

67

Sales and office

17

83

    Sales and related

22

78

    Office and administrative support

15

85

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

14

86

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

11

89

Production, transportation, and material moving

14

86

    Production

10

90

    Transportation and material moving

18

82

Full time

14

86

Part time

35

65

Union

16

84

Nonunion

16

84

Average wage within the following categories:2

   

    Lowest 25 percent

35

65

        Lowest 10 percent

40

60

    Second 25 percent

17

83

    Third 25 percent

13

87

    Highest 25 percent

11

89

        Highest 10 percent

11

89

Establishment characteristics

   

Goods-producing industries

11

89

Service-providing industries

18

82

    Education and health services

16

84

        Educational services

8

92

            Elementary and secondary schools

8

92

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

7

93

        Health care and social assistance

20

80

    Public administration

18

82

1 to 99 workers

22

78

    1 to 49 workers

24

76

    50 to 99 workers

17

83

100 workers or more

13

87

    100 to 499 workers

15

85

    500 workers or more

11

89

Geographic areas

   

Northeast

38

62

    New England

5

95

    Middle Atlantic

44

56

South

5

95

    South Atlantic

6

94

    East South Central

4

96

    West South Central

5

95

Midwest

6

94

    East North Central

6

94

West

9

91

    Pacific

12

88

1Includes workers in the private nonfarm economy except those in private households, and workers in
the public sector, except the federal government. See Technical Note for further explanation.

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 wage data for March 2015.


Note: Because of rounding, sums of individual items may not equal totals. For definitions of major plans,
key provisions, and related terms, see the "Glossary of Employee Benefit Terms" at
www.bls.gov/ncs/ebs/glossary20142015.htm .