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Long-term disability plans: Fixed percent of annual earnings

Table 30. Long-term disability plans: Fixed percent of annual earnings, private industry workers, March
2016
(All workers with a fixed percent of annual earnings long-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
60 percent
60 percent 61 to 66
percent
67 percent Greater
than 67
percent
All workers
28
61
6
4
1
57.4
60.0
Worker characteristics
             
Management, professional, and related
28
59
7
5
[1]
57.4
60.0
    Management, business, and financial
27
62
6
4
[1]
57.4
60.0
    Professional and related
29
57
8
5
1
57.5
60.0
Service
31
63
2
57.0
60.0
    Protective service
24
65
57.5
60.0
Sales and office
30
61
4
4
1
57.1
60.0
    Sales and related
21
68
5
58.1
60.0
    Office and administrative support
33
59
4
4
[1]
56.8
60.0
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
22
66
8
58.5
60.0
    Installation, maintenance, and repair
23
70
4
57.8
60.0
Production, transportation, and material moving
25
65
6
57.7
60.0
    Production
26
63
6
57.6
60.0
    Transportation and material moving
25
67
3
57.8
60.0
Full time
28
61
6
4
1
57.4
60.0
Part time
24
67
5
58.0
60.0
Union
33
59
7
1
1
57.3
60.0
Nonunion
28
61
6
5
[1]
57.4
60.0
Average wage within the following categories:2
             
    Lowest 25 percent
24
70
3
57.6
60.0
        Lowest 10 percent
65
56.4
60.0
    Second 25 percent
30
62
4
3
1
56.9
60.0
    Third 25 percent
27
62
6
4
[1]
57.6
60.0
    Highest 25 percent
28
59
7
5
1
57.6
60.0
        Highest 10 percent
27
59
8
5
1
57.8
60.0
Establishment characteristics
             
Goods-producing industries
23
58
12
58.5
60.0
    Construction
68
14
60.3
60.0
    Manufacturing
24
57
12
58.3
60.0
Service-providing industries
29
62
5
4
[1]
57.2
60.0
    Trade, transportation, and utilities
23
69
5
3
[1]
57.8
60.0
        Wholesale trade
20
75
2
57.6
60.0
        Retail trade
14
77
7
58.8
60.0
        Transportation and warehousing
32
64
57.2
60.0
        Utilities
36
32
22
58.5
60.0
    Information
31
61
2
5
1
56.6
60.0
    Financial activities
37
53
6
4
[1]
56.8
60.0
        Finance and insurance
40
49
6
5
[1]
56.5
60.0
            Credit intermediation and related activities
42
46
6
56.4
60.0
            Insurance carriers and related activities
36
53
8
56.7
60.0
        Real estate and rental and leasing
82
59.5
60.0
    Professional and business services
27
62
6
57.2
60.0
        Professional and technical services
29
56
8
56.7
60.0
        Administrative and waste services
28
62
57.6
60.0
    Education and health services
31
61
4
3
1
56.9
60.0
        Educational services
4
72
10
11
2
61.0
60.0
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
4
77
8
7
3
60.7
60.0
        Health care and social assistance
38
58
55.9
60.0
    Leisure and hospitality
62
56.4
60.0
    Other services
76
60.3
60.0
1 to 99 workers
22
66
7
4
[1]
58.2
60.0
    1 to 49 workers
21
67
7
58.3
60.0
    50 to 99 workers
24
62
4
58.0
60.0
100 workers or more
32
58
5
4
1
56.9
60.0
    100 to 499 workers
25
64
5
5
1
57.7
60.0
    500 workers or more
38
53
5
4
[1]
56.1
60.0
Geographic areas
             
Northeast
27
66
3
4
[1]
57.5
60.0
    New England
27
62
6
57.5
60.0
    Middle Atlantic
26
67
4
57.6
60.0
South
31
62
4
3
[1]
56.7
60.0
    South Atlantic
32
59
4
4
1
56.6
60.0
    East South Central
25
68
4
3
57.1
60.0
    West South Central
31
63
4
56.7
60.0
Midwest
23
65
6
5
1
58.2
60.0
    East North Central
23
65
7
4
1
57.9
60.0
    West North Central
22
64
7
58.6
60.0
West
32
51
12
5
1
57.6
60.0
    Mountain
31
55
3
57.8
60.0
    Pacific
32
48
12
57.5
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.