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Short-term disability plans: Method of benefit payment

Table 24. Short-term disability plans: Method of benefit payment, civilian workers,1
National Compensation Survey, March 2015

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

Characteristics

Flat dollar
amounts

Dollar
amount
varies

Fixed
percent of
annual
earnings

Percent
varies by
annual
earnings

Other

All workers

5

2

70

22

1

Worker characteristics

         

Management, professional, and related

1

1

69

27

1

    Management, business, and financial

1

63

34

    Professional and related

1

1

74

22

2

        Teachers

88

6

2

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

88

4

        Registered nurses

2

86

10

Service

5

86

6

Sales and office

2

1

70

26

1

    Sales and related

3

66

29

    Office and administrative support

2

71

25

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

16

58

22

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

5

3

60

32

Production, transportation, and material moving

14

4

66

16

1

    Production

17

5

58

20

1

    Transportation and material moving

9

76

11

Full time

6

2

68

23

1

Part time

2

2

89

8

[2]

Union

16

6

62

14

1

Nonunion

3

1

72

24

1

Average wage within the following categories:3

         

    Lowest 25 percent

5

84

8

        Lowest 10 percent

2

90

5

    Second 25 percent

7

1

75

17

1

    Third 25 percent

6

3

68

22

1

    Highest 25 percent

4

2

63

31

1

        Highest 10 percent

1

1

63

33

1

Establishment characteristics

         

Goods-producing industries

15

4

57

23

1

Service-providing industries

3

1

74

22

1

    Education and health services

3

88

6

        Educational services

3

88

7

            Elementary and secondary schools

90

4

2

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

1

82

16

        Health care and social assistance

88

6

    Public administration

2

83

13

1 to 99 workers

5

2

76

17

[2]

    1 to 49 workers

5

2

75

18

[2]

    50 to 99 workers

4

80

13

100 workers or more

6

2

66

25

1

    100 to 499 workers

7

2

67

24

1

    500 workers or more

4

66

26

Geographic areas

         

Northeast

3

81

14

    New England

5

67

28

    Middle Atlantic

3

84

12

South

5

64

27

    South Atlantic

5

68

23

    East South Central

7

63

23

    West South Central

3

56

39

Midwest

10

3

62

24

1

    East North Central

11

3

62

24

[2]

West

3

2

71

23

2

    Mountain

4

76

20

    Pacific

2

3

68

24

3

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.

2Less than 0.5.

3Surveyed 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. 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/glossary20142015.htm .