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

Table 24. Short-term disability plans: Method of benefit payment, State and local
government workers, March 2017
(All workers with short-term disability coverage = 100 percent)
Characteristics Flat dollar
amounts
Dollar
amount
varies
Fixed
percent of
annual
earnings
Percent
varies by
annual
earnings
Other
All workers
88
8
2
Worker characteristics
         
Management, professional, and related
86
10
3
    Professional and related
86
9
4
        Teachers
82
11
6
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
82
9
7
Service
95
4
    Protective service
95
Sales and office
92
6
    Office and administrative support
92
6
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
89
8
Production, transportation, and material moving
74
Full time
88
8
2
Part time
87
7
Union
86
8
3
Nonunion
90
8
Average wage within the following categories:1
         
    Lowest 25 percent
92
6
        Lowest 10 percent
92
5
    Second 25 percent
90
7
    Third 25 percent
89
9
    Highest 25 percent
83
10
4
        Highest 10 percent
82
14
Establishment characteristics
         
Service-providing industries
88
8
2
    Education and health services
86
10
4
        Educational services
85
11
4
            Elementary and secondary schools
87
7
5
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
79
19
        Health care and social assistance
92
5
            Hospitals
92
    Public administration
95
5
1 to 99 workers
86
    1 to 49 workers
85
    50 to 99 workers
88
5
100 workers or more
89
8
2
    100 to 499 workers
91
7
    500 workers or more
88
8
2
State government
87
10
Local government
88
7
2
Geographic areas
         
Northeast
94
    New England
64
    Middle Atlantic
96
South
86
12
    South Atlantic
83
15
    East South Central
97
Midwest
80
16
    East North Central
78
17
West
91
3
6
    Mountain
91
9
    Pacific
91
9
1Surveyed 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.