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Short-term disability plans: Fixed percent of annual earnings

Table 26. Short-term disability plans: Fixed percent of annual earnings, private industry workers,  National
Compensation Survey, March 2015

(All workers with fixed percent of annual earnings short-term disability coverage = 100 percent)

Characteristics

Fixed percent of annual earnings

Mean fixed
percent of
annual
earnings

Median
fixed
percent of
annual
earnings

Less than
50 percent

50 percent

51 to 59
percent

60 percent

61 to 69
percent

Greater
than 69
percent

All workers

1

20

1

40

24

14

62.7

60.0

Worker characteristics

               

Management, professional, and related

1

16

[1]

42

24

17

64.1

60.0

    Management, business, and financial

1

14

[1]

37

28

20

65.5

60.0

    Professional and related

[1]

17

1

45

22

15

63.2

60.0

Service

29

35

26

8

60.2

60.0

Sales and office

1

22

1

39

23

14

62.1

60.0

    Sales and related

22

38

21

16

62.4

60.0

    Office and administrative support

1

23

1

40

23

13

62.0

60.0

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

1

19

2

41

26

12

62.2

60.0

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

16

48

21

12

62.2

60.0

Production, transportation, and material moving

2

16

[1]

44

23

14

63.0

60.0

    Production

3

14

[1]

42

25

15

62.5

60.0

    Transportation and material moving

18

46

22

13

63.4

60.0

Full time

1

18

1

42

23

15

63.0

60.0

Part time

30

27

31

8

60.9

60.0

Nonunion

1

19

1

41

24

14

62.8

60.0

Average wage within the following categories:2

               

    Lowest 25 percent

2

29

2

31

29

8

60.3

60.0

        Lowest 10 percent

37

25

30

6

59.7

60.0

    Second 25 percent

19

43

23

13

62.2

60.0

    Third 25 percent

1

19

1

43

22

15

62.7

60.0

    Highest 25 percent

1

16

[1]

41

25

17

64.2

60.0

        Highest 10 percent

1

16

[1]

40

23

20

65.3

60.0

Establishment characteristics

               

Goods-producing industries

14

42

25

18

63.6

60.0

    Construction

24

33

36

4

60.7

60.0

    Manufacturing

2

13

[1]

42

22

21

64.2

60.0

Service-providing industries

1

21

1

40

24

13

62.5

60.0

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

1

20

1

42

21

16

63.4

60.0

        Wholesale trade

16

51

19

10

61.7

60.0

        Transportation and warehousing

21

41

16

21

65.6

60.0

    Information

13

57

16

62.7

60.0

    Financial activities

27

31

18

23

64.3

60.0

        Finance and insurance

24

27

21

27

65.7

60.0

            Credit intermediation and related activities

41

22

21

14

60.9

60.0

            Insurance carriers and related activities

10

36

25

28

66.6

66.0

        Real estate and rental and leasing

44

59.0

60.0

    Professional and business services

13

44

33

9

62.9

60.0

        Professional and technical services

12

43

32

13

64.5

60.0

        Administrative and waste services

48

34

60.2

60.0

    Education and health services

[1]

23

1

43

19

14

61.6

60.0

        Educational services

30

32

16

21

64.3

60.0

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

27

33

10

30

68.9

60.0

        Health care and social assistance

1

21

[1]

46

19

13

61.1

60.0

    Leisure and hospitality

38

29

27

4

59.4

60.0

        Accommodation and food services

37

29

4

59.8

60.0

    Other services

20

5

27

45

3

61.5

60.0

1 to 99 workers

[1]

22

1

37

27

12

62.3

60.0

    1 to 49 workers

[1]

23

1

34

30

11

62.3

60.0

    50 to 99 workers

20

44

21

14

62.2

60.0

100 workers or more

2

18

[1]

43

22

16

63.1

60.0

    100 to 499 workers

13

47

23

15

63.0

60.0

    500 workers or more

2

23

1

37

21

16

63.1

60.0

Geographic areas

               

Northeast

31

24

36

7

61.2

60.0

    New England

9

49

18

20

65.3

60.0

    Middle Atlantic

35

20

39

5

60.5

60.0

South

1

13

[1]

54

14

17

63.4

60.0

    South Atlantic

14

54

14

17

62.9

60.0

    East South Central

17

50

63.1

60.0

    West South Central

9

57

16

17

64.8

60.0

Midwest

12

48

19

21

64.8

60.0

    East North Central

12

46

21

20

64.7

60.0

West

1

15

5

45

19

15

62.2

60.0

    Mountain

9

59

16

63.4

60.0

    Pacific

2

19

8

35

21

15

61.3

60.0

1Less than 0.5.

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.