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Short-term disability plans: Maximum benefit amounts

Table 27. Short-term disability plans: Maximum benefit amounts, State and local government workers,
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 amount1

With no
maximum
benefit
amount

10th
percentile

25th
percentile

50th
percentile
(median)

75th
percentile

90th
percentile

All workers

72

$185

$692

$850

$1,662

28

Worker characteristics

             

Management, professional, and related

74

185

$500

692

961

2,000

26

    Professional and related

73

185

500

692

850

2,000

27

        Teachers

75

185

546

692

831

2,000

25

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

73

546

692

831

2,310

27

Service

69

170

200

521

769

1,500

31

    Protective service

60

135

200

500

692

40

Sales and office

74

200

595

987

1,662

26

    Office and administrative support

74

200

595

1,000

1,662

26

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

67

135

595

692

1,500

33

Production, transportation, and material moving

63

170

692

37

Full time

73

185

500

692

961

2,000

27

Part time

67

185

185

604

33

Union

79

170

200

546

850

1,662

21

Nonunion

64

595

692

917

2,000

36

Average wage within the following categories:2

             

    Lowest 25 percent

68

200

500

692

769

32

        Lowest 10 percent

64

500

692

2,000

36

    Second 25 percent

71

185

200

595

1,662

29

    Third 25 percent

77

170

692

2,000

23

    Highest 25 percent

73

170

604

831

27

        Highest 10 percent

76

170

831

831

24

Establishment characteristics

             

Service-providing industries

72

185

692

917

28

    Education and health services

72

185

500

692

850

2,000

28

        Educational services

73

185

500

692

831

2,000

27

            Elementary and secondary schools

71

500

692

831

29

        Health care and social assistance

65

170

521

961

2,000

35

            Hospitals

66

170

987

1,500

2,000

34

    Public administration

71

170

200

595

1,662

29

1 to 99 workers

66

500

692

1,662

34

    50 to 99 workers

55

1,662

45

100 workers or more

73

170

692

850

2,000

27

    100 to 499 workers

68

170

692

2,308

32

    500 workers or more

74

185

692

831

1,662

26

State government

81

135

185

595

1,662

19

Local government

69

200

462

692

961

2,000

31

Geographic areas

             

Northeast

87

170

200

584

831

850

13

    Middle Atlantic

88

170

200

546

831

831

12

South

73

500

625

692

692

2,000

27

    South Atlantic

79

500

692

692

692

2,000

21

Midwest

33

2,308

67

    East North Central

30

500

692

1,000

2,000

2,308

70

West

80

135

185

1,662

2,500

20

    Pacific

82

135

185

2,000

18

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.