Department of Labor Logo United States Department of Labor
Dot gov

The .gov means it's official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you're on a federal government site.

Https

The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Employee Benefits Survey
EBS EBS Program Links

Short-term disability plans: Method of benefit payment

Table 24. Short-term disability plans: Method of benefit payment, State and local
government workers, 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

3

86

9

Worker characteristics

         

Management, professional, and related

87

8

2

    Professional and related

87

7

2

        Teachers

86

5

3

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

86

3

Service

2

87

10

    Protective service

79

Sales and office

1

86

10

    Office and administrative support

1

85

11

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

86

9

Production, transportation, and material moving

17

73

Full time

3

86

9

Part time

87

8

Union

5

84

9

Nonunion

1

90

9

Average wage within the following categories:1

         

    Lowest 25 percent

90

7

        Lowest 10 percent

95

    Second 25 percent

3

83

11

    Third 25 percent

84

10

    Highest 25 percent

88

8

2

        Highest 10 percent

90

5

3

Establishment characteristics

         

Service-providing industries

3

86

9

    Education and health services

89

6

2

        Educational services

89

4

2

            Elementary and secondary schools

90

3

2

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

85

11

        Health care and social assistance

86

14

            Hospitals

89

11

    Public administration

2

83

13

1 to 99 workers

94

    1 to 49 workers

94

    50 to 99 workers

94

100 workers or more

3

85

10

    100 to 499 workers

84

12

    500 workers or more

3

86

9

State government

81

18

Local government

4

88

5

Geographic areas

         

Northeast

3

94

1

    New England

88

    Middle Atlantic

4

94

1

South

85

    South Atlantic

83

    West South Central

91

Midwest

75

18

    East North Central

3

75

18

    West North Central

76

West

88

8

    Mountain

91

    Pacific

87

8

1Surveyed 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.