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Short-term disability plans: Employee contribution requirement

Table 23. Short-term disability plans: Employee contribution
requirement, civilian workers,1 March 2016
(All workers with short-term disability coverage = 100 percent)
Characteristics Employee
contribution
required
Employee
contribution not
required
All workers
16
84
Worker characteristics
   
Management, professional, and related
11
89
    Management, business, and financial
10
90
    Professional and related
12
88
        Teachers
11
89
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
14
86
        Registered nurses
13
87
Service
32
68
    Protective service
22
78
Sales and office
16
84
    Sales and related
20
80
    Office and administrative support
15
85
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
16
84
    Installation, maintenance, and repair
12
88
Production, transportation, and material moving
12
88
    Production
8
92
    Transportation and material moving
17
83
Full time
13
87
Part time
41
59
Union
17
83
Nonunion
15
85
Average wage within the following categories:2
   
    Lowest 25 percent
34
66
        Lowest 10 percent
46
54
    Second 25 percent
15
85
    Third 25 percent
12
88
    Highest 25 percent
12
88
        Highest 10 percent
12
88
Establishment characteristics
   
Goods-producing industries
11
89
Service-providing industries
17
83
    Education and health services
14
86
        Educational services
10
90
            Elementary and secondary schools
11
89
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
6
94
        Health care and social assistance
16
84
    Public administration
15
85
See footnotes at end of table.
Table 23. Short-term disability plans: Employee contribution
requirement, civilian workers,1 March 2016—continued
(All workers with short-term disability coverage = 100 percent)
Characteristics Employee
contribution
required
Employee
contribution not
required
1 to 99 workers
22
78
    1 to 49 workers
24
76
    50 to 99 workers
19
81
100 workers or more
12
88
    100 to 499 workers
13
87
    500 workers or more
10
90
Geographic areas
   
Northeast
37
63
    Middle Atlantic
43
57
South
5
95
    South Atlantic
5
95
    East South Central
6
94
    West South Central
4
96
Midwest
6
94
    East North Central
7
93
West
9
91
    Mountain
4
96
    Pacific
11
89
1Includes workers in the private nonfarm economy except those in private households, and workers in
the public sector, except the federal government. See Technical Note for further explanation.
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 2016.

Note: Because of rounding, sums of individual items may not equal totals. For definitions of major plans,
key provisions, and related terms, see the "Glossary of Employee Benefit Terms" at
www.bls.gov/ncs/ebs/glossary20152016.htm.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey.