Department of Labor Logo United States Department of Labor
Dot gov

The .gov means it's official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you're on a federal government site.

Https

The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Employee Benefits Survey
EBS EBS Program Links

Short-term disability plans: Method of benefit payment

Table 24. Short-term disability plans: Method of benefit payment, private industry
workers,  National Compensation Survey, March 2015

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

Characteristics

Flat dollar
amounts

Dollar
amount
varies

Fixed
percent of
annual
earnings

Percent
varies by
annual
earnings

Other

All workers

5

2

68

23

1

Worker characteristics

         

Management, professional, and related

1

1

67

30

1

    Management, business, and financial

1

61

36

    Professional and related

1

1

71

25

2

Service

6

86

5

Sales and office

2

69

27

    Sales and related

3

66

29

    Office and administrative support

2

70

26

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

17

56

23

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

5

3

59

33

Production, transportation, and material moving

13

4

66

16

1

    Production

17

5

58

20

1

    Transportation and material moving

9

76

11

Full time

6

2

66

25

1

Part time

2

89

7

Nonunion

3

1

71

24

1

Average wage within the following categories:1

         

    Lowest 25 percent

5

84

9

        Lowest 10 percent

2

90

6

    Second 25 percent

7

2

74

16

[2]

    Third 25 percent

6

68

23

    Highest 25 percent

4

2

60

33

1

        Highest 10 percent

2

61

35

Establishment characteristics

         

Goods-producing industries

15

4

56

23

1

    Construction

29

54

12

    Manufacturing

13

57

25

Service-providing industries

2

2

72

23

1

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

5

73

19

        Wholesale trade

4

3

73

20

        Transportation and warehousing

9

72

15

    Information

29

69

    Financial activities

1

53

46

        Finance and insurance

1

48

51

            Credit intermediation and related activities

39

60

            Insurance carriers and related activities

57

41

        Real estate and rental and leasing

84

    Professional and business services

72

27

        Professional and technical services

74

25

        Administrative and waste services

79

    Education and health services

3

88

7

        Educational services

85

12

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

79

19

        Health care and social assistance

88

5

    Leisure and hospitality

6

86

        Accommodation and food services

4

87

    Other services

93

1 to 99 workers

5

2

76

17

[2]

    1 to 49 workers

5

2

74

19

[2]

    50 to 99 workers

4

79

14

100 workers or more

6

2

64

27

1

    100 to 499 workers

7

2

66

25

1

    500 workers or more

5

61

30

Geographic areas

         

Northeast

3

80

16

    New England

5

[2]

66

28

    Middle Atlantic

3

84

13

South

5

62

29

    South Atlantic

5

67

25

    East South Central

7

62

23

    West South Central

3

54

41

Midwest

11

3

61

25

[2]

    East North Central

11

3

61

24

[2]

West

3

2

68

25

2

    Mountain

4

74

21

    Pacific

2

3

64

28

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.

2Less than 0.5.


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.