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Short-term disability plans: Maximum benefit amounts

Table 27. Short-term disability plans: Maximum benefit amounts, civilian workers,1 March 2017
(All workers with fixed percent of annual earnings short-term disability coverage = 100 percent)
Characteristics With
maximum
benefit
amount
Maximum weekly benefit amount2 With no
maximum
benefit
amount
10th
percentile
25th
percentile
50th
percentile
(median)
75th
percentile
90th
percentile
All workers
74
$170
$230
$604
$1,250
$2,500
26
Worker characteristics
             
Management, professional, and related
70
170
500
700
1,500
2,500
30
    Management, business, and financial
71
170
559
1,000
1,750
2,500
29
    Professional and related
70
170
500
692
1,500
2,500
30
        Teachers
82
170
615
750
1,500
18
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
83
200
615
692
1,000
17
        Registered nurses
61
170
2,307
2,800
39
Service
75
170
170
570
700
1,662
25
    Protective service
78
170
250
595
2,500
22
Sales and office
79
170
200
615
1,250
2,500
21
    Sales and related
83
170
200
500
1,200
17
    Office and administrative support
78
170
200
625
1,250
2,500
22
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
78
170
170
500
1,500
22
    Installation, maintenance, and repair
76
170
600
1,000
24
Production, transportation, and material moving
73
170
350
515
1,000
1,600
27
    Transportation and material moving
77
170
325
500
750
1,500
23
Full time
73
170
300
620
1,500
2,500
27
Part time
84
170
170
500
615
16
Union
81
170
200
500
624
1,500
19
Nonunion
73
170
300
633
1,500
2,500
27
Average wage within the following categories:3
             
    Lowest 25 percent
82
170
170
500
634
1,666
18
    Second 25 percent
76
170
200
600
1,154
2,300
24
    Third 25 percent
71
170
350
633
1,385
2,325
29
    Highest 25 percent
71
170
450
692
1,500
2,500
29
        Highest 10 percent
69
170
300
700
1,800
31
Establishment characteristics
             
Service-providing industries
75
170
200
604
1,250
2,500
25
    Education and health services
68
170
230
633
1,150
2,500
32
        Educational services
75
170
200
604
692
1,500
25
            Elementary and secondary schools
79
170
200
604
692
1,000
21
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
65
170
185
595
750
1,500
35
            Hospitals
67
185
1,000
2,500
3,363
33
    Public administration
70
135
200
600
1,500
30
1 to 99 workers
77
170
175
604
1,000
1,965
23
    1 to 49 workers
76
170
170
604
1,000
1,500
24
    50 to 99 workers
79
170
315
604
1,067
2,000
21
100 workers or more
72
170
260
615
1,500
2,500
28
    100 to 499 workers
74
170
250
615
1,500
2,500
26
    500 workers or more
69
170
300
615
1,500
2,500
31
Geographic areas
             
Northeast
88
170
170
500
633
1,200
12
    Middle Atlantic
91
170
170
615
9
South
66
200
500
1,000
1,730
2,500
34
    South Atlantic
70
500
750
1,730
2,500
30
    East South Central
56
200
500
1,000
1,500
2,500
44
    West South Central
64
250
500
1,000
2,000
2,500
36
West
76
185
500
1,000
1,731
2,400
24
    Mountain
74
1,385
2,000
2,500
26
    Pacific
77
170
595
1,500
2,400
23
1Includes workers in private industry and state and local government. See Technical Note for further explanation.
2The 10th, 25th, 50th, 75th, and 90th percentiles designate position within each published series. For example, at the 50th percentile or median, half of the
participating workers receive the same as or more than the benefit shown, and half receive the same as or less than the benefit shown. At the 25th percentile,
one-fourth of the participating workers receive the same or less than the benefit shown. The remaining percentiles follow the same logic.
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.