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Short-term disability plans: Duration of benefits

Table 25. Short-term disability plans: Duration of benefits, State and local government workers, March
2016
(All workers with short-term disability coverage = 100 percent)
Characteristics Fixed
duration
Number of weeks1 Duration
varies
10th
percentile
25th
percentile
50th
percentile
(median)
75th
percentile
90th
percentile
All workers
83
13
22
26
26
52
17
Worker characteristics
             
Management, professional, and related
82
13
22
26
52
18
    Professional and related
80
13
22
26
52
20
        Teachers
78
13
22
26
52
52
22
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
75
13
20
26
52
52
25
Service
86
13
24
26
26
52
14
    Protective service
88
25
26
26
52
12
Sales and office
82
21
26
26
52
18
    Office and administrative support
82
21
26
26
52
18
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
89
24
26
26
52
11
Production, transportation, and material moving
78
24
26
26
52
22
Full time
84
13
22
26
26
52
16
Part time
79
20
24
26
26
21
Union
78
24
26
26
52
22
Nonunion
90
13
21
26
52
52
10
Average wage within the following categories:2
             
    Lowest 25 percent
83
13
21
26
52
17
    Second 25 percent
88
22
26
26
52
12
    Third 25 percent
84
24
26
52
16
    Highest 25 percent
79
13
24
26
26
52
21
        Highest 10 percent
67
26
26
26
52
33
Establishment characteristics
             
Service-providing industries
83
13
22
26
26
52
17
    Education and health services
80
13
22
26
52
20
        Educational services
78
22
26
52
22
            Elementary and secondary schools
74
13
21
26
52
52
26
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
89
22
26
26
26
52
11
        Health care and social assistance
94
13
18
26
26
52
6
    Public administration
88
24
26
26
52
12
100 workers or more
83
13
22
26
26
52
17
    100 to 499 workers
87
12
20
26
26
52
13
    500 workers or more
82
24
26
52
18
State government
94
25
26
26
52
6
Local government
79
13
21
26
26
52
21
Geographic areas
             
Northeast
78
26
26
26
26
22
    Middle Atlantic
78
26
26
26
26
22
South
96
13
22
26
52
52
4
    South Atlantic
95
20
24
52
52
5
Midwest
63
13
20
26
52
37
    East North Central
58
20
26
52
52
42
    West North Central
80
12
24
26
26
20
    Pacific
94
26
26
6
1The 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.
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. 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.