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Short-term disability plans: Employee contribution requirement

Table 23. Short-term disability plans: Employee contribution
requirement, private industry workers,  National Compensation
Survey, March 2015

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

Characteristics

Employee
contribution
required

Employee
contribution not
required

All workers

16

84

Worker characteristics

   

Management, professional, and related

12

88

    Management, business, and financial

12

88

    Professional and related

12

88

Service

36

64

Sales and office

17

83

    Sales and related

22

78

    Office and administrative support

15

85

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

14

86

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

10

90

Production, transportation, and material moving

14

86

    Production

10

90

    Transportation and material moving

19

81

Full time

15

85

Part time

37

63

Nonunion

16

84

Average wage within the following categories:1

   

    Lowest 25 percent

37

63

        Lowest 10 percent

42

58

    Second 25 percent

17

83

    Third 25 percent

14

86

    Highest 25 percent

11

89

        Highest 10 percent

11

89

Establishment characteristics

   

Goods-producing industries

11

89

    Construction

24

76

    Manufacturing

9

91

Service-providing industries

18

82

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

20

80

        Wholesale trade

20

80

        Transportation and warehousing

15

85

    Information

6

94

    Financial activities

8

92

        Finance and insurance

5

95

            Credit intermediation and related activities

4

96

            Insurance carriers and related activities

5

95

        Real estate and rental and leasing

29

71

    Professional and business services

16

84

        Professional and technical services

13

87

        Administrative and waste services

27

73

    Education and health services

17

83

        Educational services

7

93

        Health care and social assistance

19

81

    Leisure and hospitality

44

56

        Accommodation and food services

43

57

    Other services

38

62

1 to 99 workers

23

77

    1 to 49 workers

25

75

    50 to 99 workers

18

82

100 workers or more

13

87

    100 to 499 workers

14

86

    500 workers or more

11

89

Geographic areas

   

Northeast

39

61

    New England

6

94

    Middle Atlantic

46

54

South

6

94

    South Atlantic

7

93

    East South Central

3

97

    West South Central

5

95

Midwest

5

95

    East North Central

5

95

West

10

90

    Pacific

14

86

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. 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.