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Long-term disability plans: Fixed percent of annual earnings

Table 30. Long-term disability plans: Fixed percent of annual earnings, civilian workers,1 March 2016
(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
27
59
8
6
1
57.9
60.0
Worker characteristics
             
Management, professional, and related
26
56
10
6
1
58.1
60.0
    Management, business, and financial
26
61
7
5
[2]
57.7
60.0
    Professional and related
26
53
12
7
2
58.3
60.0
        Teachers
13
49
20
12
6
60.9
60.0
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
14
42
24
13
6
61.0
60.0
        Registered nurses
42
52
3
55.5
60.0
Service
28
59
7
5
2
58.0
60.0
    Protective service
22
54
12
7
5
59.7
60.0
Sales and office
29
60
6
5
1
57.4
60.0
    Sales and related
21
68
6
58.2
60.0
    Office and administrative support
31
58
6
5
[2]
57.2
60.0
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
22
62
10
4
2
58.7
60.0
    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry
21
53
19
59.8
60.0
    Installation, maintenance, and repair
22
67
7
4
1
58.2
60.0
Production, transportation, and material moving
25
64
6
57.9
60.0
    Production
26
63
6
57.6
60.0
    Transportation and material moving
24
66
5
58.1
60.0
Full time
26
58
8
5
1
57.9
60.0
Part time
27
59
5
7
2
58.2
60.0
Union
28
52
9
8
4
58.7
60.0
Nonunion
26
60
8
5
1
57.8
60.0
Average wage within the following categories:3
             
    Lowest 25 percent
24
64
7
57.9
60.0
        Lowest 10 percent
69
57.2
60.0
    Second 25 percent
28
60
7
5
1
57.5
60.0
    Third 25 percent
26
59
9
5
1
58.0
60.0
    Highest 25 percent
27
56
9
6
2
58.0
60.0
        Highest 10 percent
27
57
9
6
1
57.9
60.0
Establishment characteristics
             
Goods-producing industries
24
57
12
58.4
60.0
Service-providing industries
27
59
8
5
1
57.8
60.0
    Education and health services
27
55
10
6
2
58.1
60.0
        Educational services
12
50
21
13
5
61.1
60.0
            Elementary and secondary schools
15
38
26
15
6
61.3
60.0
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
8
68
13
8
4
60.7
60.0
        Health care and social assistance
37
59
1
56.1
60.0
            Hospitals
47
47
3
54.8
60.0
    Public administration
19
45
19
15
3
60.5
60.0
1 to 99 workers
22
64
8
5
1
58.4
60.0
    1 to 49 workers
21
66
7
5
1
58.5
60.0
    50 to 99 workers
23
60
5
58.3
60.0
100 workers or more
29
56
8
6
1
57.6
60.0
    100 to 499 workers
25
62
6
6
1
58.0
60.0
    500 workers or more
32
50
10
6
1
57.3
60.0
Geographic areas
             
Northeast
25
66
4
5
[2]
57.9
60.0
    New England
25
62
7
57.9
60.0
    Middle Atlantic
25
67
2
5
[2]
57.9
60.0
South
28
59
9
4
1
57.3
60.0
    South Atlantic
28
55
12
4
1
57.4
60.0
    East South Central
24
68
4
57.4
60.0
    West South Central
29
64
4
2
[2]
56.9
60.0
Midwest
24
60
7
6
3
58.4
60.0
    East North Central
27
58
7
5
2
58.0
60.0
    West North Central
19
63
7
7
3
59.3
60.0
West
28
49
13
8
1
58.3
60.0
    Mountain
26
50
59.0
60.0
    Pacific
30
49
13
8
1
57.9
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.