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Long-term disability plans: Method of benefit payment

Table 29. Long-term disability plans: Method of benefit payment, State and
local government workers, National Compensation Survey, March 2015

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

Characteristics

Fixed
percent of
annual
earnings

Percent
varies by
annual
earnings

Flat dollar
amounts

Other

All workers

96

3

Worker characteristics

       

Management, professional, and related

96

3

    Professional and related

96

3

        Teachers

97

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

96

Service

95

4

    Protective service

93

6

Sales and office

95

5

    Office and administrative support

95

5

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

98

Production, transportation, and material moving

96

Full time

96

3

Part time

95

Union

96

2

Nonunion

95

5

Average wage within the following categories:1

       

    Lowest 25 percent

94

5

        Lowest 10 percent

98

2

    Second 25 percent

95

4

    Third 25 percent

95

4

    Highest 25 percent

97

1

        Highest 10 percent

96

Establishment characteristics

       

Service-providing industries

96

4

    Education and health services

96

3

        Educational services

96

3

            Elementary and secondary schools

97

1

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

95

        Health care and social assistance

95

            Hospitals

95

    Public administration

93

6

1 to 99 workers

92

6

2

    1 to 49 workers

91

5

    50 to 99 workers

93

100 workers or more

96

3

    100 to 499 workers

97

    500 workers or more

96

3

State government

89

Local government

98

1

Geographic areas

       

Northeast

97

    New England

100

    Middle Atlantic

97

South

97

    South Atlantic

98

    East South Central

89

    West South Central

100

Midwest

93

6

    East North Central

91

8

    West North Central

96

West

97

1

    Mountain

100

    Pacific

94

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: 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.