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Short-term disability plans: Duration of benefits

Table 25. Short-term disability plans: Duration of benefits, State and local government workers, National
Compensation Survey, March 2015

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

Characteristics

Fixed
duration

Number of weeks1

Duration
varies

10th
percentile

25th
percentile

50th
percentile
(median)

75th
percentile

90th
percentile

All workers

83

13

22

26

26

52

17

Worker characteristics

             

Management, professional, and related

81

13

22

26

52

19

    Professional and related

79

13

22

26

52

21

        Teachers

77

13

22

26

52

52

23

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

74

13

22

26

52

52

26

Service

86

13

24

26

26

52

14

    Protective service

86

25

26

26

52

14

Sales and office

81

21

26

26

52

19

    Office and administrative support

81

21

26

26

52

19

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

88

24

26

26

52

12

Production, transportation, and material moving

78

22

26

52

22

Full time

83

13

22

26

26

52

17

Union

77

24

26

26

52

23

Nonunion

89

13

21

26

52

11

Average wage within the following categories:2

             

    Lowest 25 percent

85

13

21

26

52

15

    Second 25 percent

87

22

26

26

52

13

    Third 25 percent

83

24

26

52

17

    Highest 25 percent

77

22

26

26

52

23

        Highest 10 percent

63

25

26

26

52

37

Establishment characteristics

             

Service-providing industries

83

13

22

26

26

52

17

    Education and health services

80

13

22

26

52

20

        Educational services

78

22

26

52

22

            Elementary and secondary schools

74

13

22

26

52

52

26

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

89

25

26

26

26

52

11

        Health care and social assistance

94

13

20

26

26

52

6

    Public administration

86

24

26

26

52

14

100 workers or more

82

13

22

26

26

52

18

    100 to 499 workers

88

12

20

26

26

52

12

    500 workers or more

81

22

26

52

19

State government

94

25

26

26

52

6

Local government

78

13

22

26

52

22

Geographic areas

             

Northeast

78

26

26

26

26

22

    Middle Atlantic

78

26

26

26

26

22

South

96

13

22

26

52

52

4

    South Atlantic

95

18

22

52

52

5

Midwest

63

13

20

26

52

37

    East North Central

59

20

26

52

52

41

    West North Central

79

13

18

24

26

21

1The 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.

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. 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.