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Standard Errors
Short-term disability plans: Fixed percent of annual earnings

Table 26. Standard errors for short-term disability plans: Fixed percent of annual earnings, private industry workers,
March 2017
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
0.3
1.1
0.3
1.5
1.5
0.9
0.3
0.0
Worker characteristics
               
Management, professional, and related
1.3
2.4
2.1
1.5
0.4
0.0
    Management, business, and financial
2.0
2.9
3.2
2.3
0.8
1.8
    Professional and related
1.7
3.3
2.5
1.7
0.6
0.0
Service
3.6
4.0
3.2
2.4
0.6
0.0
Sales and office
0.2
1.5
0.4
2.0
1.8
1.4
0.6
0.0
    Sales and related
2.6
2.7
2.6
3.1
1.4
0.0
    Office and administrative support
0.3
1.6
0.5
2.7
2.3
1.0
0.3
0.0
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
3.2
3.1
2.5
2.8
0.9
0.0
    Installation, maintenance, and repair
4.9
4.6
3.5
3.5
1.3
0.0
Production, transportation, and material moving
1.1
2.1
0.1
2.1
1.9
1.4
0.5
0.0
    Transportation and material moving
2.5
3.4
2.4
1.3
0.7
0.0
Full time
0.3
1.0
0.2
1.4
1.3
1.0
0.3
0.0
Part time
3.1
4.7
3.6
0.9
0.5
0.0
Nonunion
0.2
1.1
0.3
1.6
1.4
1.0
0.3
0.0
Average wage within the following categories:1
               
    Lowest 25 percent
4.5
3.9
3.3
0.8
0.6
0.0
        Lowest 10 percent
6.1
6.0
5.1
1.9
0.9
0.0
    Second 25 percent
0.7
1.9
0.6
2.4
1.6
1.1
0.4
0.0
    Third 25 percent
0.3
1.4
0.1
2.0
1.6
1.6
0.3
0.0
    Highest 25 percent
0.3
1.3
[2]
2.3
2.1
1.6
0.6
0.0
        Highest 10 percent
1.6
3.3
2.4
2.7
1.0
0.9
Establishment characteristics
               
Service-providing industries
0.3
1.3
0.4
1.8
1.7
1.0
0.3
0.0
    Trade, transportation, and utilities
1.9
1.9
1.3
1.2
0.6
0.0
        Wholesale trade
2.4
3.9
3.8
2.2
1.0
0.0
        Retail trade
1.9
2.6
1.5
1.6
0.4
0.0
        Transportation and warehousing
5.2
5.1
5.1
3.1
1.8
0.0
    Information
2.7
5.2
2.8
1.1
0.0
    Financial activities
4.5
2.6
2.8
2.8
1.2
0.0
        Finance and insurance
2.6
2.4
2.3
2.8
1.1
1.1
            Credit intermediation and related activities
4.0
3.5
4.7
2.4
1.2
0.0
            Insurance carriers and related activities
2.6
4.0
3.8
3.7
1.0
5.3
        Real estate and rental and leasing
8.1
2.4
0.0
    Professional and business services
1.5
4.0
4.6
3.0
1.0
0.0
        Professional and technical services
2.0
4.1
4.4
3.9
1.5
3.3
    Education and health services
2.5
4.5
4.2
2.2
0.6
0.0
        Educational services
4.4
4.3
4.9
5.0
1.3
0.0
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
3.0
3.3
1.9
2.8
1.1
0.0
    Leisure and hospitality
7.2
6.6
2.7
0.8
10.0
        Accommodation and food services
8.7
7.2
4.3
1.0
11.2
    Other services
4.6
5.0
3.9
2.6
1.1
1.6
1 to 99 workers
2.4
2.7
2.6
1.5
0.6
0.0
    1 to 49 workers
2.6
2.3
3.1
1.8
0.6
0.0
    50 to 99 workers
3.2
4.8
3.8
3.0
1.1
0.0
100 workers or more
0.5
1.6
0.1
1.9
1.3
1.1
0.3
0.0
    100 to 499 workers
2.1
2.8
1.6
1.6
0.5
0.0
    500 workers or more
2.1
2.4
1.8
2.0
0.6
0.0
Geographic areas
               
Northeast
1.6
2.7
3.1
0.8
0.4
0.0
    Middle Atlantic
1.7
2.9
3.3
0.7
0.4
0.0
South
1.7
2.6
1.8
2.5
0.8
0.0
    South Atlantic
2.2
3.3
2.6
2.9
0.5
0.0
    East South Central
5.3
8.7
4.5
0.0
    West South Central
3.1
4.4
1.8
3.3
1.1
0.0
West
3.8
3.6
3.7
2.8
0.9
0.0
    Mountain
4.5
1.9
0.0
    Pacific
4.0
5.5
5.0
2.0
0.6
0.0
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.
2Less than 0.05.

Note: 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.