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Short-term disability plans: Maximum benefit amounts

Table 27. Short-term disability plans: Maximum benefit amounts, private industry workers, March 2017
(All workers with fixed percent of annual earnings short-term disability coverage = 100 percent)
Characteristics With
maximum
benefit
amount
Maximum weekly benefit amount1 With no
maximum
benefit
amount
10th
percentile
25th
percentile
50th
percentile
(median)
75th
percentile
90th
percentile
All workers
74
$170
$250
$604
$1,500
$2,500
26
Worker characteristics
             
Management, professional, and related
68
170
559
1,000
2,000
2,800
32
    Management, business, and financial
70
170
559
1,000
2,000
2,500
30
    Professional and related
67
170
559
2,000
2,889
33
Service
75
170
170
570
633
1,500
25
Sales and office
80
170
200
615
1,250
2,500
20
    Sales and related
83
170
200
500
1,250
17
    Office and administrative support
79
170
200
633
1,385
2,500
21
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
80
170
170
500
800
20
    Installation, maintenance, and repair
76
170
560
1,000
24
Production, transportation, and material moving
73
170
350
510
1,000
1,600
27
    Transportation and material moving
77
170
350
500
800
1,500
23
Full time
72
170
300
620
1,500
2,500
28
Part time
85
170
170
500
615
15
Nonunion
73
170
275
620
1,500
2,500
27
Average wage within the following categories:2
             
    Lowest 25 percent
83
170
170
500
633
17
        Lowest 10 percent
92
170
170
633
8
    Second 25 percent
76
170
200
584
1,067
2,300
24
    Third 25 percent
71
170
350
615
1,500
2,500
29
    Highest 25 percent
70
170
500
750
1,800
2,565
30
        Highest 10 percent
66
170
559
1,000
2,020
3,461
34
Establishment characteristics
             
Service-providing industries
75
170
200
604
1,500
2,500
25
    Trade, transportation, and utilities
81
170
200
500
750
2,308
19
        Wholesale trade
78
170
500
615
1,000
2,000
22
        Retail trade
85
170
200
200
633
15
        Transportation and warehousing
78
170
500
633
1,167
22
    Information
75
170
2,000
2,500
25
    Financial activities
64
170
615
1,250
2,500
5,000
36
        Finance and insurance
57
900
1,500
3,000
6,500
43
            Credit intermediation and related activities
63
170
2,000
8,077
37
            Insurance carriers and related activities
56
1,000
1,250
2,500
44
    Professional and business services
80
170
500
1,500
2,500
20
        Professional and technical services
79
170
559
1,000
1,500
2,000
21
    Education and health services
65
170
633
1,500
2,500
35
        Educational services
69
170
170
595
2,000
31
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
45
170
170
1,500
2,000
55
    Leisure and hospitality
80
170
170
633
1,500
20
    Other services
82
170
170
615
1,000
1,480
18
1 to 99 workers
78
170
604
1,000
2,000
22
    1 to 49 workers
77
170
170
604
1,000
1,500
23
    50 to 99 workers
79
170
300
604
1,150
2,000
21
100 workers or more
71
170
300
615
1,600
2,500
29
    100 to 499 workers
74
170
230
604
1,500
2,500
26
    500 workers or more
67
170
475
633
2,076
2,650
33
Geographic areas
             
Northeast
87
170
170
559
633
1,500
13
    Middle Atlantic
91
170
170
500
615
9
South
65
200
500
1,000
2,000
2,500
35
    South Atlantic
68
200
500
1,000
1,750
3,000
32
    West South Central
62
200
500
2,307
2,500
38
West
75
200
559
1,000
2,000
2,500
25
    Mountain
73
2,308
27
    Pacific
76
200
559
2,000
2,500
24
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.