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Short-term disability plans: Maximum benefit amounts

Table 27. Short-term disability plans: Maximum benefit amounts, civilian workers,1 March 2016
(All workers with fixed percent of annual earnings short-term disability coverage = 100 percent)
Characteristics With
maximum
benefit
amount
Maximum weekly benefit amount2 With no
maximum
benefit
amount
10th
percentile
25th
percentile
50th
percentile
(median)
75th
percentile
90th
percentile
All workers
73
$170
$275
$604
$1,250
$2,500
27
Worker characteristics
             
Management, professional, and related
69
170
500
750
1,500
2,500
31
    Management, business, and financial
67
170
559
1,000
1,500
2,500
33
    Professional and related
70
170
500
700
1,500
2,500
30
        Teachers
77
170
500
692
1,000
2,000
23
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
79
500
692
831
21
        Registered nurses
59
170
2,307
3,000
41
Service
74
170
170
535
700
1,500
26
    Protective service
71
170
576
2,500
29
Sales and office
79
170
200
604
1,250
2,500
21
    Sales and related
85
170
200
500
1,250
15
    Office and administrative support
77
170
200
615
1,300
2,500
23
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
78
170
185
500
1,000
22
    Installation, maintenance, and repair
75
170
350
600
1,000
2,300
25
Production, transportation, and material moving
72
170
350
561
1,000
1,846
28
    Production
69
170
350
604
1,500
2,500
31
    Transportation and material moving
75
170
350
500
800
1,500
25
Full time
72
170
346
615
1,500
2,500
28
Part time
84
170
170
500
604
16
Union
80
170
200
500
808
1,662
20
Nonunion
72
170
315
615
1,500
2,500
28
Average wage within the following categories:3
             
    Lowest 25 percent
83
170
170
500
636
1,500
17
        Lowest 10 percent
90
170
170
500
615
10
    Second 25 percent
75
170
220
600
1,250
2,309
25
    Third 25 percent
70
170
350
615
1,400
2,325
30
    Highest 25 percent
70
170
500
700
1,500
2,500
30
        Highest 10 percent
68
170
500
831
1,800
2,500
32
Establishment characteristics
             
Goods-producing industries
71
170
350
615
1,200
2,300
29
Service-providing industries
74
170
249
604
1,269
2,500
26
    Education and health services
68
170
615
1,154
2,500
32
        Educational services
72
170
692
831
2,000
28
            Elementary and secondary schools
78
170
692
831
22
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
57
170
185
604
1,039
2,000
43
        Health care and social assistance
66
170
615
1,500
2,500
34
    Public administration
72
170
200
615
1,662
28
1 to 99 workers
77
170
604
1,000
1,965
23
    1 to 49 workers
77
170
170
604
1,000
1,500
23
    50 to 99 workers
79
170
315
604
1,200
2,500
21
100 workers or more
71
170
300
615
1,500
2,500
29
    100 to 499 workers
73
170
300
604
1,500
2,500
27
    500 workers or more
68
170
625
1,500
2,500
32
Geographic areas
             
Northeast
87
170
170
572
615
1,480
13
    Middle Atlantic
90
170
170
500
604
1,000
10
South
67
215
500
1,000
1,730
2,500
33
    South Atlantic
70
500
1,730
2,500
30
    East South Central
62
200
500
1,000
1,500
2,500
38
    West South Central
65
250
500
2,500
35
Midwest
59
250
500
900
1,500
2,500
41
    East North Central
59
270
500
1,500
2,500
41
West
73
185
500
1,000
1,662
2,500
27
    Mountain
70
2,500
30
    Pacific
75
170
1,662
2,500
25
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.
2The 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 shown. The remaining percentiles follow the same logic.
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.