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Short-term disability plans: Fixed percent of annual earnings

Table 26. Short-term disability plans: Fixed percent of annual earnings, private industry workers, March 2016
(All workers with fixed percent of annual earnings short-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
50 percent
50 percent 51 to 59
percent
60 percent 61 to 69
percent
Greater
than 69
percent
All workers
1
23
1
41
22
13
62.1
60.0
Worker characteristics
               
Management, professional, and related
16
41
25
17
64.3
60.0
    Management, business, and financial
14
38
29
18
65.1
60.0
    Professional and related
17
43
23
16
63.8
60.0
Service
31
38
21
8
59.7
60.0
    Protective service
21
45
59.1
60.0
Sales and office
1
29
1
39
19
11
60.8
60.0
    Sales and related
37
36
15
11
60.0
60.0
    Office and administrative support
1
26
1
40
21
11
61.2
60.0
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
30
35
23
11
60.7
60.0
    Installation, maintenance, and repair
19
42
24
13
62.8
60.0
Production, transportation, and material moving
3
17
[1]
47
19
14
62.1
60.0
    Production
13
48
17
17
62.6
60.0
    Transportation and material moving
20
45
21
11
61.7
60.0
Full time
1
21
[1]
43
21
14
62.4
60.0
Part time
33
26
32
6
59.9
60.0
Nonunion
1
22
1
41
22
13
62.4
60.0
Average wage within the following categories:2
               
    Lowest 25 percent
35
33
24
6
59.3
60.0
        Lowest 10 percent
37
26
28
6
59.4
60.0
    Second 25 percent
25
44
19
11
60.6
60.0
    Third 25 percent
21
44
20
14
62.2
60.0
    Highest 25 percent
1
17
[1]
39
26
18
64.6
60.0
        Highest 10 percent
18
38
23
20
65.6
60.0
Establishment characteristics
               
Goods-producing industries
16
42
20
20
63.1
60.0
    Manufacturing
13
44
18
23
64.1
60.0
Service-providing industries
1
24
1
40
22
12
61.9
60.0
    Trade, transportation, and utilities
29
39
19
12
61.3
60.0
        Wholesale trade
13
54
24
8
62.6
60.0
        Retail trade
43
30
14
10
58.8
60.0
        Transportation and warehousing
24
38
20
16
63.6
60.0
    Information
16
60
61.4
60.0
    Financial activities
28
33
17
21
63.9
60.0
        Finance and insurance
28
30
18
23
64.6
60.0
            Credit intermediation and related activities
44
28
17
11
59.8
60.0
            Insurance carriers and related activities
15
36
23
26
66.0
60.0
        Real estate and rental and leasing
43
60.9
60.0
    Professional and business services
11
43
33
12
64.3
60.0
        Professional and technical services
13
39
32
15
65.4
60.0
    Education and health services
22
47
19
11
61.3
60.0
        Educational services
31
28
19
21
64.7
60.0
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
24
34
11
30
68.5
60.0
    Leisure and hospitality
43
28
24
57.3
60.0
        Accommodation and food services
45
26
25
57.4
60.0
    Other services
29
5
20
34
61.6
60.0
1 to 99 workers
22
38
27
12
62.5
60.0
    1 to 49 workers
25
35
27
12
62.2
60.0
    50 to 99 workers
17
44
25
14
63.3
60.0
100 workers or more
2
23
[1]
43
18
14
61.8
60.0
    100 to 499 workers
21
43
19
14
61.4
60.0
    500 workers or more
25
43
18
14
62.4
60.0
Geographic areas
               
Northeast
32
24
35
7
61.1
60.0
    Middle Atlantic
36
22
36
6
60.5
60.0
South
20
53
12
14
61.8
60.0
    South Atlantic
19
51
14
15
62.0
60.0
    East South Central
22
51
61.4
60.0
    West South Central
19
57
10
12
61.6
60.0
Midwest
13
52
16
19
64.1
60.0
    East North Central
13
52
16
18
63.9
60.0
West
19
42
18
17
62.5
60.0
    Mountain
17
54
62.7
60.0
    Pacific
20
34
22
17
62.4
60.0
1Less than 0.5.
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.