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Employee Benefits Survey
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Short-term disability plans: Method of benefit payment

Table 24. Short-term disability plans: Method of benefit payment, State and local
government workers, March 2016
(All workers with short-term disability coverage = 100 percent)
Characteristics Flat dollar
amounts
Dollar
amount
varies
Fixed
percent of
annual
earnings
Percent
varies by
annual
earnings
Other
All workers
3
87
8
Worker characteristics
         
Management, professional, and related
88
7
2
    Professional and related
88
5
2
        Teachers
87
4
3
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
87
3
Service
3
86
    Protective service
80
Sales and office
1
87
10
    Office and administrative support
2
86
11
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
88
7
Production, transportation, and material moving
19
74
Full time
3
87
8
Part time
87
8
Union
5
85
7
Nonunion
1
90
9
Average wage within the following categories:1
         
    Lowest 25 percent
3
92
4
        Lowest 10 percent
95
    Second 25 percent
3
81
14
    Third 25 percent
85
8
    Highest 25 percent
90
6
2
        Highest 10 percent
91
4
3
Establishment characteristics
         
Service-providing industries
3
87
8
    Education and health services
89
6
2
        Educational services
89
4
2
            Elementary and secondary schools
90
3
2
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
88
8
        Health care and social assistance
84
16
            Hospitals
89
11
    Public administration
2
85
11
1 to 99 workers
94
    1 to 49 workers
91
    50 to 99 workers
97
100 workers or more
3
86
9
    100 to 499 workers
84
11
    500 workers or more
3
87
8
State government
80
18
Local government
4
89
4
Geographic areas
         
Northeast
3
94
1
    New England
89
    Middle Atlantic
4
94
1
South
85
10
    South Atlantic
83
    East South Central
100
    West South Central
91
Midwest
75
19
    East North Central
3
75
19
    West North Central
76
West
90
5
3
    Mountain
91
    Pacific
90
4
4
1Surveyed 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.