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Short-term disability plans: Duration of benefits

Table 25. Short-term disability plans: Duration of benefits, private industry workers,  National
Compensation Survey, March 2015

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

Characteristics

Fixed
duration

Number of weeks1

Duration
varies

10th
percentile

25th
percentile

50th
percentile
(median)

75th
percentile

90th
percentile

All workers

93

12

20

26

26

26

7

Worker characteristics

             

Management, professional, and related

93

12

26

26

26

7

    Management, business, and financial

93

12

18

26

26

26

7

    Professional and related

92

12

13

26

26

26

8

Service

97

12

26

26

3

Sales and office

93

12

20

26

26

26

7

    Sales and related

92

11

13

26

26

26

8

    Office and administrative support

94

12

21

26

26

26

6

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

91

13

24

26

26

36

9

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

88

13

24

26

26

52

12

Production, transportation, and material moving

92

13

24

26

26

26

8

    Production

92

12

21

26

26

26

8

    Transportation and material moving

93

13

25

26

26

26

7

Full time

93

12

18

26

26

26

7

Part time

96

13

26

26

26

4

Nonunion

94

12

18

26

26

26

6

Average wage within the following categories:2

             

    Lowest 25 percent

95

12

21

26

26

26

5

        Lowest 10 percent

96

26

26

26

52

4

    Second 25 percent

95

12

18

26

26

26

5

    Third 25 percent

93

12

18

26

26

26

7

    Highest 25 percent

91

12

21

26

26

26

9

        Highest 10 percent

91

12

21

26

26

26

9

Establishment characteristics

             

Goods-producing industries

92

13

24

26

26

26

8

    Manufacturing

92

12

24

26

26

26

8

Service-providing industries

93

12

20

26

26

26

7

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

90

12

21

26

26

26

10

        Wholesale trade

94

12

24

26

26

26

6

    Information

84

12

25

26

26

52

16

    Financial activities

93

13

25

26

26

26

7

        Finance and insurance

93

13

25

26

26

26

7

            Credit intermediation and related activities

93

13

26

26

26

26

7

            Insurance carriers and related activities

93

13

25

26

26

26

7

    Professional and business services

94

12

13

26

26

26

6

        Professional and technical services

93

12

13

25

26

26

7

    Education and health services

96

12

13

26

26

26

4

        Educational services

94

13

26

26

26

6

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

90

13

26

26

26

26

10

        Health care and social assistance

97

12

13

26

26

26

3

    Leisure and hospitality

100

12

26

26

26

52

        Accommodation and food services

100

12

26

26

52

1 to 99 workers

95

12

13

26

26

26

5

    1 to 49 workers

94

12

13

26

26

26

6

    50 to 99 workers

96

12

26

26

26

4

100 workers or more

92

12

21

26

26

26

8

    100 to 499 workers

92

12

18

26

26

26

8

    500 workers or more

91

13

25

26

26

26

9

Geographic areas

             

Northeast

94

13

26

26

26

26

6

    New England

92

12

26

26

26

8

    Middle Atlantic

95

26

26

26

26

5

South

93

12

13

26

26

26

7

    South Atlantic

94

12

13

26

26

26

6

    East South Central

95

12

12

26

26

26

5

    West South Central

91

12

26

26

26

9

Midwest

90

12

26

26

26

10

    East North Central

90

12

13

26

26

26

10

West

94

12

13

26

26

26

6

    Mountain

93

11

13

26

26

7

    Pacific

95

12

25

26

26

5

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.