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Short-term disability plans: Employee contribution requirement

Table 23. Short-term disability plans: Employee contribution
requirement, private industry workers, March 2016
(All workers with short-term disability coverage = 100 percent)
Characteristics Employee
contribution
required
Employee
contribution not
required
All workers
16
84
Worker characteristics
   
Management, professional, and related
11
89
    Management, business, and financial
10
90
    Professional and related
12
88
Service
35
65
    Protective service
28
72
Sales and office
17
83
    Sales and related
20
80
    Office and administrative support
15
85
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
16
84
    Installation, maintenance, and repair
11
89
Production, transportation, and material moving
12
88
    Production
8
92
    Transportation and material moving
17
83
Full time
13
87
Part time
43
57
Nonunion
16
84
Average wage within the following categories:1
   
    Lowest 25 percent
37
63
        Lowest 10 percent
48
52
    Second 25 percent
16
84
    Third 25 percent
12
88
    Highest 25 percent
12
88
        Highest 10 percent
12
88
Establishment characteristics
   
Goods-producing industries
11
89
    Manufacturing
7
93
Service-providing industries
17
83
    Trade, transportation, and utilities
20
80
        Wholesale trade
21
79
        Retail trade
22
78
        Transportation and warehousing
17
83
    Information
5
95
    Financial activities
7
93
        Finance and insurance
5
95
            Credit intermediation and related activities
3
97
            Insurance carriers and related activities
6
94
        Real estate and rental and leasing
24
76
    Professional and business services
18
82
        Professional and technical services
17
83
    Education and health services
15
85
        Educational services
9
91
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
6
94
    Leisure and hospitality
42
58
        Accommodation and food services
45
55
    Other services
21
79
1 to 99 workers
23
77
    1 to 49 workers
24
76
    50 to 99 workers
19
81
100 workers or more
12
88
    100 to 499 workers
13
87
    500 workers or more
10
90
Geographic areas
   
Northeast
38
62
    Middle Atlantic
44
56
South
5
95
    South Atlantic
5
95
    East South Central
5
95
    West South Central
4
96
Midwest
6
94
    East North Central
6
94
West
10
90
    Mountain
4
96
    Pacific
13
87
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. 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.