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Short-term disability plans: Fixed percent of annual earnings

Table 26. Short-term disability plans: Fixed percent of annual earnings, private industry workers, March 2017
(All workers with fixed percent of annual earnings short-term disability coverage = 100 percent)
Characteristics Fixed percent of annual earnings Mean fixed
percent of
annual
earnings
Median
fixed
percent of
annual
earnings
Less than
50 percent
50 percent 51 to 59
percent
60 percent 61 to 69
percent
Greater
than 69
percent
All workers
1
23
1
41
21
13
62.3
60.0
Worker characteristics
               
Management, professional, and related
15
42
24
18
64.8
60.0
    Management, business, and financial
12
40
27
20
65.7
60.0
    Professional and related
16
44
23
17
64.3
60.0
Service
33
36
19
7
59.0
60.0
Sales and office
1
28
1
39
20
12
61.4
60.0
    Sales and related
37
34
14
14
61.2
60.0
    Office and administrative support
1
24
1
41
22
11
61.4
60.0
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
32
34
22
11
60.5
60.0
    Installation, maintenance, and repair
22
41
23
13
62.4
60.0
Production, transportation, and material moving
3
18
[1]
47
18
13
61.9
60.0
    Transportation and material moving
22
46
19
11
61.5
60.0
Full time
1
21
1
43
20
15
62.7
60.0
Part time
35
25
30
6
59.5
60.0
Nonunion
1
22
1
41
21
14
62.6
60.0
Average wage within the following categories:2
               
    Lowest 25 percent
36
33
23
6
59.0
60.0
        Lowest 10 percent
33
32
26
7
59.9
60.0
    Second 25 percent
2
27
2
42
19
9
60.2
60.0
    Third 25 percent
1
20
[1]
46
19
14
62.1
60.0
    Highest 25 percent
1
16
[1]
39
24
20
65.5
60.0
        Highest 10 percent
16
38
22
25
67.5
60.0
Establishment characteristics
               
Service-providing industries
1
24
1
41
21
12
62.0
60.0
    Trade, transportation, and utilities
30
37
19
12
61.3
60.0
        Wholesale trade
11
53
25
10
63.4
60.0
        Retail trade
46
28
15
10
58.5
60.0
        Transportation and warehousing
25
38
20
16
63.5
60.0
    Information
14
60
13
62.3
60.0
    Financial activities
20
37
19
24
65.5
60.0
        Finance and insurance
18
35
20
27
66.8
60.0
            Credit intermediation and related activities
28
35
22
15
63.0
60.0
            Insurance carriers and related activities
14
37
21
27
66.1
60.0
        Real estate and rental and leasing
43
60.9
60.0
    Professional and business services
11
42
31
14
65.0
60.0
        Professional and technical services
13
39
29
18
66.2
60.0
    Education and health services
21
49
19
10
61.2
60.0
        Educational services
34
26
19
21
64.2
60.0
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
24
36
11
29
67.8
60.0
    Leisure and hospitality
47
26
17
56.4
58.0
        Accommodation and food services
50
24
17
56.3
58.0
    Other services
37
22
28
6
58.7
60.0
1 to 99 workers
23
37
26
12
62.6
60.0
    1 to 49 workers
24
33
29
12
62.4
60.0
    50 to 99 workers
18
48
21
12
63.1
60.0
100 workers or more
2
23
[1]
43
17
15
62.0
60.0
    100 to 499 workers
23
43
17
15
61.3
60.0
    500 workers or more
23
44
18
15
62.9
60.0
Geographic areas
               
Northeast
34
24
35
7
60.8
60.0
    Middle Atlantic
37
22
35
6
60.2
60.0
South
19
53
11
16
62.5
60.0
    South Atlantic
18
53
12
15
62.3
60.0
    East South Central
20
48
63.9
60.0
    West South Central
19
57
10
14
62.1
60.0
West
16
41
16
18
63.0
60.0
    Mountain
51
62.6
60.0
    Pacific
15
34
19
19
63.2
60.0
1Less than 0.5.
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.