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Short-term disability plans: Method of benefit payment

Table 24. Short-term disability plans: Method of benefit payment, private industry
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
6
2
70
22
1
Worker characteristics
         
Management, professional, and related
1
1
70
27
1
    Management, business, and financial
2
61
35
    Professional and related
1
76
21
Service
6
86
5
    Protective service
79
Sales and office
2
1
71
25
1
    Sales and related
3
70
24
    Office and administrative support
2
71
26
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
16
58
20
    Installation, maintenance, and repair
6
60
31
Production, transportation, and material moving
14
64
18
    Production
18
55
22
    Transportation and material moving
9
76
12
Full time
6
2
68
23
1
Part time
2
89
7
Nonunion
3
1
72
23
1
Average wage within the following categories:1
         
    Lowest 25 percent
5
2
82
10
1
        Lowest 10 percent
6
86
6
    Second 25 percent
8
1
73
17
[2]
    Third 25 percent
6
2
69
21
1
    Highest 25 percent
4
2
64
30
1
        Highest 10 percent
2
2
63
33
[2]
Establishment characteristics
         
Goods-producing industries
15
57
23
    Manufacturing
13
57
26
Service-providing industries
3
2
74
22
[2]
    Trade, transportation, and utilities
5
3
74
18
1
        Wholesale trade
4
2
76
18
        Retail trade
3
77
16
        Transportation and warehousing
9
71
15
    Information
32
66
    Financial activities
53
45
        Finance and insurance
[2]
49
50
            Credit intermediation and related activities
41
59
            Insurance carriers and related activities
56
42
        Real estate and rental and leasing
77
    Professional and business services
77
22
        Professional and technical services
83
16
    Education and health services
2
90
7
        Educational services
1
86
12
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
78
21
    Leisure and hospitality
12
81
        Accommodation and food services
83
    Other services
85
1 to 99 workers
5
2
76
16
1
    1 to 49 workers
4
2
77
16
1
    50 to 99 workers
7
75
15
100 workers or more
6
2
66
26
[2]
    100 to 499 workers
7
68
24
    500 workers or more
5
3
63
28
1
Geographic areas
         
Northeast
3
82
14
    Middle Atlantic
2
85
12
South
6
3
62
28
1
    South Atlantic
6
4
65
25
1
    East South Central
3
63
26
    West South Central
5
58
35
Midwest
10
64
23
    East North Central
11
65
22
West
4
2
70
23
2
    Mountain
4
75
21
    Pacific
4
2
67
24
3
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.
2Less than 0.5.

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.