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Short-term disability plans: Fixed percent of annual earnings

Table 26. Short-term disability plans: Fixed percent of annual earnings, civilian workers,1 March 2017
(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
24
2
39
22
13
62.0
60.0
Worker characteristics
               
Management, professional, and related
[2]
18
2
39
25
17
64.1
60.0
    Management, business, and financial
1
14
1
38
26
19
65.1
60.0
    Professional and related
[2]
20
2
39
24
16
63.6
60.0
        Teachers
32
17
31
17
63.6
60.0
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
33
15
38
13
63.4
66.0
        Registered nurses
27
48
18
59.0
60.0
Service
33
36
20
7
59.1
60.0
    Protective service
28
37
21
9
59.6
60.0
Sales and office
1
29
2
37
20
11
61.2
60.0
    Sales and related
37
34
15
14
61.2
60.0
    Office and administrative support
1
26
2
39
23
10
61.2
60.0
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
[2]
32
1
34
21
12
60.7
60.0
    Installation, maintenance, and repair
22
40
22
14
62.5
60.0
Production, transportation, and material moving
3
19
[2]
47
18
13
61.8
60.0
    Transportation and material moving
23
46
19
11
61.4
60.0
Full time
1
22
1
41
21
14
62.4
60.0
Part time
36
24
29
6
59.3
60.0
Union
2
27
4
31
27
10
60.4
60.0
Nonunion
1
23
1
40
21
14
62.3
60.0
Average wage within the following categories:3
               
    Lowest 25 percent
36
34
21
6
58.9
60.0
        Lowest 10 percent
39
29
24
7
59.2
60.0
    Second 25 percent
2
27
2
41
19
10
60.4
60.0
    Third 25 percent
1
21
1
42
21
14
62.3
60.0
    Highest 25 percent
[2]
18
2
37
24
19
64.8
60.0
        Highest 10 percent
16
35
23
23
66.9
60.0
Establishment characteristics
               
Service-providing industries
1
26
2
38
22
12
61.7
60.0
    Education and health services
[2]
25
3
41
20
11
61.2
60.0
        Educational services
36
17
25
16
62.4
60.0
            Elementary and secondary schools
41
3
13
32
11
61.5
60.0
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
28
23
16
21
64.3
60.0
            Hospitals
24
52
15
6
59.4
60.0
    Public administration
38
2
28
24
8
59.0
60.0
1 to 99 workers
24
37
25
12
62.4
60.0
    1 to 49 workers
26
32
28
11
62.2
60.0
    50 to 99 workers
20
47
20
13
62.8
60.0
100 workers or more
1
24
1
40
19
14
61.8
60.0
    100 to 499 workers
2
24
1
42
17
13
61.0
60.0
    500 workers or more
24
38
20
15
62.6
60.0
Geographic areas
               
Northeast
33
23
37
7
61.0
60.0
    Middle Atlantic
36
20
38
5
60.4
60.0
South
23
50
11
15
62.2
60.0
    South Atlantic
25
48
11
15
61.6
60.0
    East South Central
19
48
64.3
60.0
    West South Central
20
56
10
14
62.3
60.0
West
18
41
15
16
62.1
60.0
    Mountain
53
62.4
60.0
    Pacific
18
33
16
16
61.9
60.0
1Includes workers in private industry and state and local government. See Technical Note for further explanation.
2Less than 0.5.
3Surveyed 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. 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/glossary20162017.htm.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey.