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Short-term disability plans: Employee contribution requirement

Table 23. Short-term disability plans: Employee contribution
requirement, private industry workers, March 2017
(All workers with short-term disability coverage = 100 percent)
Characteristics Employee
contribution
required
Employee
contribution not
required
All workers
16
84
Worker characteristics
   
Management, professional, and related
12
88
    Management, business, and financial
11
89
    Professional and related
12
88
Service
33
67
Sales and office
17
83
    Sales and related
19
81
    Office and administrative support
16
84
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
16
84
    Installation, maintenance, and repair
13
87
Production, transportation, and material moving
13
87
    Transportation and material moving
18
82
Full time
13
87
Part time
41
59
Nonunion
16
84
Average wage within the following categories:1
   
    Lowest 25 percent
36
64
        Lowest 10 percent
41
59
    Second 25 percent
17
83
    Third 25 percent
13
87
    Highest 25 percent
11
89
        Highest 10 percent
12
88
Establishment characteristics
   
Service-providing industries
18
82
    Trade, transportation, and utilities
21
79
        Wholesale trade
21
79
        Retail trade
23
77
        Transportation and warehousing
17
83
    Information
6
94
    Financial activities
7
93
        Finance and insurance
5
95
            Credit intermediation and related activities
3
97
            Insurance carriers and related activities
6
94
        Real estate and rental and leasing
24
76
    Professional and business services
19
81
        Professional and technical services
16
84
    Education and health services
15
85
        Educational services
9
91
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
6
94
    Leisure and hospitality
35
65
        Accommodation and food services
35
65
    Other services
22
78
1 to 99 workers
22
78
    1 to 49 workers
23
77
    50 to 99 workers
20
80
100 workers or more
12
88
    100 to 499 workers
13
87
    500 workers or more
11
89
Geographic areas
   
Northeast
39
61
    Middle Atlantic
45
55
South
5
95
    South Atlantic
6
94
    East South Central
4
96
    West South Central
5
95
West
9
91
    Mountain
3
97
    Pacific
13
87
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. 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.