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Short-term disability plans: Duration of benefits

Table 25. Short-term disability plans: Duration of benefits, State and local government workers, March
2017
(All workers with short-term disability coverage = 100 percent)
Characteristics Fixed
duration
Number of weeks1 Duration
varies
10th
percentile
25th
percentile
50th
percentile
(median)
75th
percentile
90th
percentile
All workers
87
13
22
26
26
52
13
Worker characteristics
             
Management, professional, and related
88
13
21
26
26
52
12
    Professional and related
89
13
21
26
52
11
        Teachers
91
12
20
26
52
52
9
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
88
12
13
26
52
12
Service
90
13
22
26
26
10
    Protective service
94
24
26
26
6
Sales and office
83
20
26
26
26
52
17
    Office and administrative support
83
20
26
26
26
52
17
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
86
12
22
26
52
14
Production, transportation, and material moving
68
12
22
26
26
32
Full time
87
13
22
26
26
52
13
Part time
81
26
26
26
19
Union
85
13
26
26
26
15
Nonunion
89
13
21
26
52
52
11
Average wage within the following categories:2
             
    Lowest 25 percent
85
13
21
26
52
15
    Second 25 percent
87
13
22
26
26
52
13
    Third 25 percent
88
13
24
26
52
12
    Highest 25 percent
87
13
24
26
26
13
        Highest 10 percent
94
13
22
26
26
6
Establishment characteristics
             
Service-providing industries
87
13
22
26
26
52
13
    Education and health services
87
13
20
26
30
52
13
        Educational services
88
13
21
26
52
12
            Elementary and secondary schools
83
12
18
26
52
17
    Public administration
88
20
25
26
26
52
12
1 to 99 workers
88
25
26
52
12
100 workers or more
87
12
22
26
26
52
13
    100 to 499 workers
86
13
22
26
52
14
    500 workers or more
87
12
22
26
26
52
13
State government
95
21
26
26
52
5
Local government
84
12
20
26
26
52
16
Geographic areas
             
Northeast
93
26
26
26
26
26
7
    Middle Atlantic
93
26
26
26
26
26
7
Midwest
59
12
13
26
26
52
41
    East North Central
55
12
26
26
52
45
1The 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.
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. 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.