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Long-term disability plans: Fixed percent of annual earnings

Table 30. Long-term disability plans: Fixed percent of annual earnings, private industry workers,  National
Compensation Survey, March 2015

(All workers with a fixed percent of annual earnings long-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
60 percent

60 percent

61 to 66
percent

67 percent

Greater
than 67
percent

All workers

25

64

5

5

1

57.8

60.0

Worker characteristics

             

Management, professional, and related

26

62

6

6

[1]

57.7

60.0

    Management, business, and financial

27

60

6

6

[1]

57.4

60.0

    Professional and related

25

63

5

6

1

57.9

60.0

Service

24

69

5

57.9

60.0

    Protective service

74

59.3

60.0

Sales and office

27

63

5

5

1

57.7

60.0

    Sales and related

22

67

4

5

2

58.1

60.0

    Office and administrative support

28

62

5

5

1

57.6

60.0

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

21

71

4

3

1

57.9

60.0

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

20

74

3

3

1

58.1

60.0

Production, transportation, and material moving

22

70

4

58.1

60.0

    Production

22

67

5

58.0

60.0

    Transportation and material moving

21

72

3

4

58.2

60.0

Full time

25

64

5

5

1

57.8

60.0

Part time

24

64

7

58.2

60.0

Union

30

61

6

2

1

57.5

60.0

Nonunion

25

65

5

5

1

57.8

60.0

Average wage within the following categories:2

             

    Lowest 25 percent

21

72

4

58.0

60.0

    Second 25 percent

25

67

4

4

1

57.6

60.0

    Third 25 percent

24

66

5

5

1

58.1

60.0

    Highest 25 percent

27

61

6

6

1

57.7

60.0

        Highest 10 percent

27

59

7

6

1

57.9

60.0

Establishment characteristics

             

Goods-producing industries

21

66

7

6

1

58.4

60.0

    Construction

84

2

58.8

60.0

    Manufacturing

22

63

8

58.4

60.0

Service-providing industries

26

64

4

5

1

57.7

60.0

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

19

71

4

5

[1]

58.3

60.0

        Wholesale trade

19

72

5

57.9

60.0

        Retail trade

11

80

5

59.1

60.0

        Transportation and warehousing

22

73

2

58.2

60.0

        Utilities

39

31

20

58.4

60.0

    Information

27

64

3

4

2

57.2

60.0

    Financial activities

35

53

7

5

1

57.2

60.0

        Finance and insurance

38

49

7

5

1

56.9

60.0

            Credit intermediation and related activities

41

45

8

5

1

56.5

60.0

            Insurance carriers and related activities

29

56

9

57.7

60.0

        Real estate and rental and leasing

85

59.8

60.0

    Professional and business services

25

60

7

57.6

60.0

        Professional and technical services

27

59

7

57.1

60.0

        Administrative and waste services

28

58

57.7

60.0

    Education and health services

28

67

2

3

[1]

57.3

60.0

        Educational services

76

7

11

60.7

60.0

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

79

8

5

60.6

60.0

        Health care and social assistance

33

65

1

56.4

60.0

    Leisure and hospitality

74

58.8

60.0

        Accommodation and food services

68

58.6

60.0

    Other services

72

14

61.4

60.0

1 to 99 workers

19

70

5

5

1

58.6

60.0

    1 to 49 workers

20

70

4

5

1

58.5

60.0

    50 to 99 workers

17

70

6

5

1

58.7

60.0

100 workers or more

28

61

5

5

1

57.4

60.0

    100 to 499 workers

22

68

4

5

1

58.0

60.0

    500 workers or more

35

54

5

5

[1]

56.8

60.0

Geographic areas

             

Northeast

25

66

3

6

1

57.9

60.0

    New England

27

63

6

3

1

57.8

60.0

    Middle Atlantic

24

67

7

58.0

60.0

South

26

65

4

4

1

57.3

60.0

    South Atlantic

28

64

4

4

1

57.3

60.0

    East South Central

22

70

4

57.4

60.0

    West South Central

26

66

4

57.2

60.0

Midwest

20

69

5

5

1

58.5

60.0

    East North Central

22

69

5

4

[1]

58.1

60.0

    West North Central

17

69

5

7

1

59.2

60.0

West

29

55

9

6

1

57.7

60.0

    Mountain

30

59

8

57.3

60.0

    Pacific

29

53

10

8

1

57.9

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.