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Short-term disability plans: Employee contribution requirement

Table 23. Short-term disability plans: Employee contribution
requirement, civilian workers,1 March 2017
(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
11
89
    Professional and related
12
88
        Teachers
12
88
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
13
87
        Registered nurses
14
86
Service
30
70
    Protective service
22
78
Sales and office
17
83
    Sales and related
19
81
    Office and administrative support
15
85
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
15
85
    Installation, maintenance, and repair
12
88
Production, transportation, and material moving
13
87
    Transportation and material moving
18
82
Full time
13
87
Part time
40
60
Union
17
83
Nonunion
15
85
Average wage within the following categories:2
   
    Lowest 25 percent
31
69
        Lowest 10 percent
39
61
    Second 25 percent
16
84
    Third 25 percent
12
88
    Highest 25 percent
12
88
        Highest 10 percent
12
88
Establishment characteristics
   
Service-providing industries
17
83
    Education and health services
14
86
        Educational services
11
89
            Elementary and secondary schools
14
86
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
8
92
            Hospitals
15
85
    Public administration
14
86
1 to 99 workers
21
79
    1 to 49 workers
22
78
    50 to 99 workers
19
81
100 workers or more
12
88
    100 to 499 workers
14
86
    500 workers or more
11
89
Geographic areas
   
Northeast
38
62
    Middle Atlantic
44
56
South
5
95
    South Atlantic
6
94
    East South Central
4
96
    West South Central
5
95
West
9
91
    Mountain
3
97
    Pacific
12
88
1Includes workers in private industry and state and local government. See Technical Note for further
explanation.
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 2017.

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/glossary20162017.htm.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey.