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Employee Benefits Survey
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Long-term disability plans: Method of benefit payment

Table 29. Long-term disability plans: Method of benefit payment, civilian
workers,1 March 2017
(All workers with long-term disability coverage = 100 percent)
Characteristics Fixed
percent of
annual
earnings
Percent
varies by
annual
earnings
Flat dollar
amounts
Other
All workers
95
4
1
[2]
Worker characteristics
       
Management, professional, and related
95
4
[2]
[2]
    Management, business, and financial
95
5
    Professional and related
96
4
[2]
[2]
        Teachers
96
2
2
1
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
95
1
2
1
        Registered nurses
99
Service
97
2
    Protective service
96
Sales and office
96
3
[2]
[2]
    Sales and related
94
6
    Office and administrative support
97
2
[2]
[2]
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
89
7
    Installation, maintenance, and repair
92
6
Production, transportation, and material moving
91
3
4
2
    Production
88
5
4
2
    Transportation and material moving
94
2
Full time
95
4
1
[2]
Part time
94
4
Union
90
2
7
2
Nonunion
96
4
[2]
[2]
Average wage within the following categories:3
       
    Lowest 25 percent
96
4
        Lowest 10 percent
92
    Second 25 percent
97
2
[2]
[2]
    Third 25 percent
95
3
2
1
    Highest 25 percent
94
5
1
[2]
        Highest 10 percent
93
6
1
[2]
Establishment characteristics
       
Goods-producing industries
88
7
5
1
Service-providing industries
96
3
1
[2]
    Education and health services
98
1
1
[2]
        Educational services
96
2
1
1
            Elementary and secondary schools
96
1
2
1
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
96
3
        Health care and social assistance
99
            Hospitals
99
    Public administration
98
2
1 to 99 workers
95
4
1
[2]
    1 to 49 workers
94
5
1
[2]
    50 to 99 workers
96
2
100 workers or more
95
3
1
[2]
    100 to 499 workers
96
3
1
[2]
    500 workers or more
95
4
1
1
Geographic areas
       
Northeast
95
3
    New England
97
2
    Middle Atlantic
94
4
South
96
4
    South Atlantic
97
2
    East South Central
92
    West South Central
96
4
Midwest
92
4
3
1
    East North Central
92
4
3
1
    West North Central
93
5
West
97
2
    Mountain
97
3
    Pacific
96
2
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.