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Standard Errors
Short-term disability plans: Fixed percent of annual earnings

Table 26. Standard errors for short-term disability plans: Fixed percent of annual earnings, State and local
government workers, National Compensation Survey, March 2015

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

2.7

1.4

2.6

1.8

1.7

0.7

0.0

Worker characteristics

               

Management, professional, and related

2.8

1.2

2.8

1.6

2.1

0.8

0.0

    Professional and related

3.1

1.0

2.5

1.8

2.4

0.9

0.0

        Teachers

4.1

0.9

3.1

2.6

3.1

1.2

0.0

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

4.8

0.9

3.1

3.4

3.3

1.3

0.0

Service

3.8

3.9

3.6

1.3

0.7

0.0

    Protective service

6.6

6.3

6.5

1.9

1.0

0.0

Sales and office

4.7

2.6

4.9

5.8

1.8

0.9

0.0

    Office and administrative support

4.4

2.7

4.8

5.2

1.8

0.8

0.0

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

5.3

7.6

5.9

2.7

0.0

Production, transportation, and material moving

7.6

5.5

1.6

4.6

Full time

2.8

0.9

2.7

1.8

1.8

0.7

0.0

Part time

7.6

1.7

4.5

0.8

1.8

Union

2.4

2.2

3.6

2.9

2.0

0.6

0.0

Nonunion

4.6

0.8

3.7

2.5

3.0

1.3

1.1

Average wage within the following categories:1

               

    Lowest 25 percent

5.0

1.2

4.0

2.6

3.1

1.3

0.0

        Lowest 10 percent

7.7

6.1

4.5

1.6

8.6

    Second 25 percent

3.9

4.3

2.7

1.3

0.7

0.0

    Third 25 percent

3.6

0.7

4.0

3.2

2.2

0.8

0.0

    Highest 25 percent

2.4

1.7

2.9

2.7

2.6

0.9

0.0

        Highest 10 percent

2.4

1.9

3.0

2.3

3.1

1.1

0.0

Establishment characteristics

               

Service-providing industries

2.7

1.4

2.6

1.8

1.7

0.7

0.0

    Education and health services

3.5

1.9

2.6

2.1

2.8

1.1

0.0

        Educational services

3.8

2.2

2.9

2.2

3.2

1.3

0.0

            Elementary and secondary schools

4.1

0.9

3.6

2.7

3.0

1.0

0.0

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

5.4

4.0

3.7

1.4

4.2

3.6

        Health care and social assistance

4.3

2.4

5.9

5.3

1.1

0.0

            Hospitals

5.9

4.8

6.9

1.6

1.8

    Public administration

4.5

5.7

4.1

1.4

0.7

0.0

1 to 99 workers

9.7

8.8

1.2

5.2

    1 to 49 workers

11.2

1.4

9.7

    50 to 99 workers

12.2

1.8

0.0

100 workers or more

2.6

1.5

2.4

1.8

2.0

0.7

0.0

    100 to 499 workers

5.6

6.8

4.5

2.3

0.9

0.0

    500 workers or more

2.7

1.1

2.3

2.0

2.4

0.9

0.0

State government

3.0

4.2

6.9

2.0

4.3

1.7

0.0

Local government

3.0

0.9

2.3

2.1

1.7

0.6

0.0

Geographic areas

               

Northeast

3.5

2.8

2.7

1.3

0.6

1.5

    Middle Atlantic

3.6

2.6

2.7

1.3

0.5

3.4

South

6.4

5.3

2.0

4.2

2.0

13.3

    South Atlantic

6.9

5.7

2.3

2.9

1.4

1.3

    West South Central

11.6

2.8

0.0

Midwest

7.9

4.8

5.2

4.7

1.8

0.0

    East North Central

9.3

5.4

4.6

2.1

4.2

West

3.0

5.6

6.2

0.8

1.2

    Mountain

8.3

7.5

2.5

7.9

    Pacific

3.6

7.1

7.9

0.5

3.2

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: 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.