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Short-term disability plans: Maximum benefit amounts

Table 27. Short-term disability plans: Maximum benefit amounts, civilian workers,1 National Compensation
Survey, March 2015

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

Characteristics

With
maximum
benefit
amount

Maximum weekly benefit amount2

With no
maximum
benefit
amount

10th
percentile

25th
percentile

50th
percentile
(median)

75th
percentile

90th
percentile

All workers

73

$170

$315

$595

$1,250

$2,325

27

Worker characteristics

             

Management, professional, and related

69

170

500

750

1,500

2,500

31

    Management, business, and financial

67

170

546

750

1,500

2,500

33

    Professional and related

71

170

500

750

1,500

2,500

29

        Teachers

75

170

500

692

1,000

1,750

25

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

75

170

500

692

831

25

        Registered nurses

61

201

524

2,307

2,800

39

Service

81

170

185

520

604

1,500

19

Sales and office

75

170

270

600

1,500

2,500

25

    Sales and related

78

170

595

1,666

4,615

22

    Office and administrative support

74

170

270

600

1,250

2,500

26

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

76

170

350

572

1,000

2,000

24

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

76

200

490

600

2,000

24

Production, transportation, and material moving

71

170

300

559

1,000

1,500

29

    Production

66

170

250

559

1,000

2,000

34

    Transportation and material moving

76

170

385

510

750

1,500

24

Full time

72

170

364

604

1,500

2,500

28

Part time

83

170

170

500

595

987

17

Union

79

170

200

500

831

1,662

21

Nonunion

72

170

315

604

1,385

2,500

28

Average wage within the following categories:3

             

    Lowest 25 percent

82

170

170

535

604

1,500

18

        Lowest 10 percent

88

170

170

315

595

12

    Second 25 percent

73

170

300

595

1,000

2,308

27

    Third 25 percent

71

170

300

600

1,250

2,309

29

    Highest 25 percent

70

170

500

700

1,500

2,500

30

        Highest 10 percent

67

170

500

831

2,000

2,500

33

Establishment characteristics

             

Goods-producing industries

69

170

350

595

1,000

2,000

31

Service-providing industries

74

170

300

595

1,300

2,423

26

    Education and health services

70

170

300

595

1,075

2,310

30

        Educational services

71

170

692

831

2,000

29

            Elementary and secondary schools

74

170

500

692

831

26

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

61

170

185

600

1,039

2,000

39

        Health care and social assistance

69

170

595

1,300

2,500

31

    Public administration

71

170

200

595

1,662

29

1 to 99 workers

79

170

584

1,000

1,730

21

    1 to 49 workers

80

170

576

1,500

20

    50 to 99 workers

78

170

300

595

1,150

2,308

22

100 workers or more

69

170

375

604

1,500

2,500

31

    100 to 499 workers

71

170

350

604

1,500

2,500

29

    500 workers or more

68

170

450

600

1,500

2,500

32

Geographic areas

             

Northeast

88

170

170

559

604

1,300

12

    New England

68

300

700

2,500

32

    Middle Atlantic

91

170

170

559

600

1,000

9

South

66

300

500

1,000

1,730

2,500

34

    South Atlantic

68

315

500

1,000

1,750

2,500

32

    East South Central

63

315

500

1,000

1,500

2,500

37

    West South Central

65

300

500

750

1,500

2,650

35

Midwest

55

270

500

1,500

2,500

45

    East North Central

55

270

500

750

1,500

2,500

45

West

76

170

500

1,000

2,000

2,500

24

    Mountain

72

2,000

2,500

28

    Pacific

78

170

595

1,662

2,350

22

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.

2The 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.

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 .