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Short-term disability plans: Fixed percent of annual earnings

Table 26. Short-term disability plans: Fixed percent of annual earnings, civilian workers,1 March 2016
(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
24
1
39
22
13
62.0
60.0
Worker characteristics
               
Management, professional, and related
[2]
19
1
39
24
16
63.8
60.0
    Management, business, and financial
1
15
1
38
28
17
64.5
60.0
    Professional and related
[2]
20
2
40
22
16
63.4
60.0
        Teachers
30
4
27
19
19
63.5
60.0
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
31
3
28
23
15
62.3
60.0
        Registered nurses
30
1
46
18
59.0
60.0
Service
31
36
22
8
59.8
60.0
    Protective service
30
37
23
5
58.9
60.0
Sales and office
1
29
1
38
20
11
60.8
60.0
    Sales and related
37
36
15
11
60.0
60.0
    Office and administrative support
1
26
2
39
22
10
61.1
60.0
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
[2]
30
1
34
23
12
60.9
60.0
    Installation, maintenance, and repair
19
43
23
13
62.6
60.0
Production, transportation, and material moving
3
18
[2]
46
19
14
62.1
60.0
    Production
13
48
18
17
62.6
60.0
    Transportation and material moving
21
45
21
11
61.6
60.0
Full time
1
22
1
41
21
14
62.3
60.0
Part time
35
24
31
6
59.7
60.0
Union
2
25
3
34
25
11
60.7
60.0
Nonunion
1
23
1
41
21
13
62.2
60.0
Average wage within the following categories:3
               
    Lowest 25 percent
35
35
22
6
59.1
60.0
        Lowest 10 percent
35
29
27
6
59.6
60.0
    Second 25 percent
2
25
1
42
19
11
60.8
60.0
    Third 25 percent
1
21
1
42
22
13
62.1
60.0
    Highest 25 percent
[2]
19
1
38
24
17
64.3
60.0
        Highest 10 percent
19
38
22
20
65.2
60.0
Establishment characteristics
               
Goods-producing industries
16
42
20
20
63.1
60.0
Service-providing industries
1
25
1
39
22
12
61.8
60.0
    Education and health services
25
42
19
12
61.3
60.0
        Educational services
34
5
25
18
18
62.8
60.0
            Elementary and secondary schools
37
3
26
22
12
61.0
60.0
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
25
11
26
10
29
67.2
60.0
        Health care and social assistance
20
50
19
9
60.6
60.0
    Public administration
30
30
32
5
59.9
60.0
1 to 99 workers
23
38
27
12
62.4
60.0
    1 to 49 workers
25
35
27
11
62.0
60.0
    50 to 99 workers
17
44
25
13
63.2
60.0
100 workers or more
1
24
1
41
19
14
61.7
60.0
    100 to 499 workers
2
22
[2]
43
19
13
61.2
60.0
    500 workers or more
26
38
19
14
62.2
60.0
Geographic areas
               
Northeast
31
24
36
7
61.2
60.0
    Middle Atlantic
34
22
37
6
60.6
60.0
South
23
50
12
15
61.6
60.0
    South Atlantic
24
47
13
15
61.4
60.0
    East South Central
22
49
62.5
60.0
    West South Central
19
57
10
13
61.6
60.0
Midwest
15
50
16
19
63.9
60.0
    East North Central
16
50
16
18
63.6
60.0
West
19
41
17
15
61.9
60.0
    Mountain
16
52
63.0
60.0
    Pacific
21
34
19
14
61.2
60.0
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.
2Less than 0.5.
3Surveyed 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. 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/glossary20152016.htm.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey.