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Short-term disability plans: Fixed percent of annual earnings

Table 26. Short-term disability plans: Fixed percent of annual earnings, civilian workers,1 National Compensation
Survey, March 2015

(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

21

2

39

24

14

62.5

60.0

Worker characteristics

               

Management, professional, and related

[2]

18

2

40

23

16

63.7

60.0

    Management, business, and financial

1

16

1

37

27

18

64.9

60.0

    Professional and related

[2]

20

2

42

21

15

63.0

60.0

        Teachers

28

5

31

16

21

64.0

60.0

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

31

3

29

20

18

62.8

60.0

        Registered nurses

21

49

18

9

60.3

60.0

Service

30

33

26

8

60.1

60.0

Sales and office

1

22

1

39

23

13

62.1

60.0

    Sales and related

22

38

22

15

62.4

60.0

    Office and administrative support

1

23

1

39

24

13

62.0

60.0

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

1

20

2

40

26

12

62.3

60.0

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

16

49

20

12

62.1

60.0

Production, transportation, and material moving

2

17

[2]

43

23

14

62.9

60.0

    Production

3

14

[2]

42

25

15

62.5

60.0

    Transportation and material moving

19

45

22

14

63.3

60.0

Full time

1

20

1

41

23

14

62.8

60.0

Part time

31

25

30

8

60.5

60.0

Union

1

22

5

32

29

12

61.6

60.0

Nonunion

1

21

1

41

23

14

62.7

60.0

Average wage within the following categories:3

               

    Lowest 25 percent

2

28

2

34

27

8

60.5

60.0

        Lowest 10 percent

36

28

27

6

59.6

60.0

    Second 25 percent

1

21

2

40

23

12

61.9

60.0

    Third 25 percent

1

20

1

40

22

15

62.6

60.0

    Highest 25 percent

[2]

17

1

40

24

17

64.1

60.0

        Highest 10 percent

[2]

18

2

39

21

20

64.9

60.0

Establishment characteristics

               

Goods-producing industries

14

42

25

18

63.5

60.0

Service-providing industries

1

22

2

39

24

13

62.3

60.0

    Education and health services

[2]

25

3

39

18

15

61.7

60.0

        Educational services

32

7

27

15

19

63.0

60.0

            Elementary and secondary schools

36

3

28

19

14

61.1

60.0

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

24

12

25

9

30

68.1

60.0

        Health care and social assistance

[2]

21

1

45

20

12

61.0

60.0

    Public administration

27

30

34

5

60.3

60.0

1 to 99 workers

[2]

23

1

37

27

11

62.1

60.0

    1 to 49 workers

[2]

24

1

34

30

11

62.1

60.0

    50 to 99 workers

20

44

21

13

62.1

60.0

100 workers or more

1

20

2

40

22

15

62.8

60.0

    100 to 499 workers

14

47

22

14

62.7

60.0

    500 workers or more

1

25

3

34

21

16

62.9

60.0

Geographic areas

               

Northeast

1

30

[2]

24

37

7

61.3

60.0

    New England

9

48

18

21

65.5

60.0

    Middle Atlantic

1

33

[2]

21

40

5

60.6

60.0

South

1

17

[2]

51

14

17

63.1

60.0

    South Atlantic

20

49

13

16

62.3

60.0

    East South Central

17

48

21

64.1

60.0

    West South Central

11

57

15

17

64.6

60.0

Midwest

14

46

19

20

64.6

60.0

    East North Central

15

44

20

20

64.3

60.0

West

1

16

9

43

17

13

61.6

60.0

    Mountain

10

56

18

16

63.7

60.0

    Pacific

2

19

15

35

17

12

60.3

60.0

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 .