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Short-term disability plans: Maximum benefit amounts

Table 27. Short-term disability plans: Maximum benefit amounts, private industry workers,  National
Compensation Survey, March 2015

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

Characteristics

With
maximum
benefit
amount

Maximum weekly benefit amount1

With no
maximum
benefit
amount

10th
percentile

25th
percentile

50th
percentile
(median)

75th
percentile

90th
percentile

All workers

73

$170

$315

$595

$1,300

$2,500

27

Worker characteristics

             

Management, professional, and related

69

170

500

900

1,730

2,500

31

    Management, business, and financial

66

170

559

1,500

2,500

34

    Professional and related

70

170

500

1,000

1,800

2,500

30

Service

83

170

170

520

604

1,500

17

Sales and office

75

170

270

600

1,500

2,500

25

    Sales and related

78

170

595

1,666

4,615

22

    Office and administrative support

74

170

270

600

1,385

2,500

26

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

77

170

350

572

1,000

2,000

23

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

76

200

476

600

1,200

2,000

24

Production, transportation, and material moving

71

170

300

524

1,000

1,500

29

    Production

66

170

250

559

1,000

2,000

34

    Transportation and material moving

77

170

385

500

1,500

23

Full time

72

170

350

600

1,500

2,500

28

Part time

84

170

170

500

595

921

16

Nonunion

73

170

315

600

1,480

2,500

27

Average wage within the following categories:2

             

    Lowest 25 percent

84

170

170

524

604

1,400

16

        Lowest 10 percent

90

170

170

315

595

10

    Second 25 percent

73

170

300

595

1,000

2,308

27

    Third 25 percent

71

170

300

595

1,269

2,350

29

    Highest 25 percent

70

170

500

750

1,750

2,500

30

        Highest 10 percent

67

170

500

1,000

2,000

3,000

33

Establishment characteristics

             

Goods-producing industries

69

170

350

595

1,000

2,000

31

    Construction

92

170

170

546

8

    Manufacturing

64

200

400

600

1,000

2,309

36

Service-providing industries

74

170

300

595

1,500

2,500

26

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

74

170

200

561

1,000

2,500

26

        Wholesale trade

73

170

425

572

1,000

2,500

27

        Transportation and warehousing

72

170

500

1,385

28

    Information

72

170

1,846

2,500

3,464

28

    Financial activities

58

170

2,000

4,153

42

        Finance and insurance

50

170

595

1,385

3,000

5,770

50

            Credit intermediation and related activities

48

1,500

3,000

8,077

52

            Insurance carriers and related activities

54

595

1,000

2,500

46

    Professional and business services

80

170

500

1,500

2,500

20

        Professional and technical services

79

170

572

1,000

1,500

2,309

21

        Administrative and waste services

84

170

590

2,300

16

    Education and health services

69

170

595

1,300

2,500

31

        Educational services

68

170

170

595

1,750

32

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

49

170

170

1,500

2,000

51

        Health care and social assistance

69

170

595

1,300

2,500

31

    Other services

84

170

590

16

1 to 99 workers

80

170

576

1,000

1,730

20

    1 to 49 workers

80

170

170

572

987

1,500

20

    50 to 99 workers

79

170

300

584

1,000

2,308

21

100 workers or more

68

170

400

600

1,500

2,500

32

    100 to 499 workers

71

170

350

604

1,500

2,500

29

    500 workers or more

65

170

490

600

2,500

35

Geographic areas

             

Northeast

88

170

170

559

604

1,500

12

    New England

67

300

700

1,500

2,500

33

    Middle Atlantic

92

170

170

559

595

8

South

65

300

500

1,000

1,750

2,500

35

    South Atlantic

66

300

500

1,000

1,800

2,500

34

    East South Central

65

315

500

1,000

1,500

2,500

35

    West South Central

64

275

500

1,000

1,750

2,771

36

Midwest

57

260

500

1,500

2,500

43

    East North Central

58

270

475

750

1,400

2,500

42

West

74

200

500

1,000

2,000

2,500

26

    Mountain

72

2,000

2,500

28

    Pacific

76

170

500

2,076

2,500

24

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.