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Long-term disability plans: Fixed percent of annual earnings

Table 30. Long-term disability plans: Fixed percent of annual earnings, private industry workers, March
2017
(All workers with a fixed percent of annual earnings long-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
60 percent
60 percent 61 to 66
percent
67 percent Greater
than 67
percent
All workers
26
63
6
4
[1]
57.6
60.0
Worker characteristics
             
Management, professional, and related
26
61
7
5
[1]
57.7
60.0
    Management, business, and financial
24
65
6
5
[1]
57.8
60.0
    Professional and related
28
59
8
6
[1]
57.7
60.0
Service
32
63
2
57.0
60.0
    Protective service
23
65
58.4
60.0
Sales and office
27
64
4
5
1
57.4
60.0
    Sales and related
21
67
5
58.1
60.0
    Office and administrative support
28
63
4
4
[1]
57.2
60.0
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
21
67
9
58.6
60.0
    Installation, maintenance, and repair
22
71
5
58.0
60.0
Production, transportation, and material moving
25
66
5
57.6
60.0
    Production
25
63
7
57.6
60.0
    Transportation and material moving
25
70
3
57.6
60.0
Full time
26
63
6
4
[1]
57.6
60.0
Part time
25
66
6
57.9
60.0
Union
32
61
5
1
1
57.2
60.0
Nonunion
26
63
6
5
[1]
57.7
60.0
Average wage within the following categories:2
             
    Lowest 25 percent
26
69
3
57.4
60.0
        Lowest 10 percent
65
56.3
60.0
    Second 25 percent
29
63
4
3
1
57.0
60.0
    Third 25 percent
25
64
6
5
[1]
57.8
60.0
    Highest 25 percent
26
62
7
5
[1]
57.9
60.0
        Highest 10 percent
25
61
8
6
[1]
58.2
60.0
Establishment characteristics
             
Goods-producing industries
22
59
12
58.5
60.0
    Construction
72
13
60.5
60.0
    Manufacturing
24
57
12
7
58.4
60.0
Service-providing industries
27
64
4
4
[1]
57.4
60.0
    Trade, transportation, and utilities
23
70
4
3
[1]
57.9
60.0
        Wholesale trade
18
77
3
57.8
60.0
        Retail trade
17
74
5
58.5
60.0
        Transportation and warehousing
31
65
57.3
60.0
        Utilities
33
35
23
58.8
60.0
    Information
31
61
2
6
1
56.8
60.0
    Financial activities
29
61
5
57.6
60.0
        Finance and insurance
32
58
5
57.3
60.0
            Credit intermediation and related activities
30
59
7
57.6
60.0
            Insurance carriers and related activities
35
53
8
56.9
60.0
        Real estate and rental and leasing
85
59.7
60.0
    Professional and business services
24
64
6
57.6
60.0
        Professional and technical services
28
56
9
57.2
60.0
    Education and health services
30
62
4
3
[1]
57.0
60.0
        Educational services
5
71
11
11
2
61.0
60.0
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
5
78
8
6
4
60.7
60.0
        Health care and social assistance
36
60
56.1
60.0
    Leisure and hospitality
57
56.0
60.0
        Accommodation and food services
71
52.9
50.0
    Other services
76
6
60.0
60.0
1 to 99 workers
20
68
8
4
[1]
58.5
60.0
    1 to 49 workers
20
69
7
58.4
60.0
    50 to 99 workers
20
65
5
58.7
60.0
100 workers or more
30
60
5
5
[1]
57.1
60.0
    100 to 499 workers
25
65
5
5
[1]
57.8
60.0
    500 workers or more
35
56
5
4
[1]
56.4
60.0
Geographic areas
             
Northeast
25
68
4
57.7
60.0
    New England
26
63
7
57.7
60.0
    Middle Atlantic
24
69
4
57.7
60.0
South
28
64
4
3
[1]
57.0
60.0
    South Atlantic
29
62
4
57.0
60.0
    East South Central
25
68
4
3
57.1
60.0
    West South Central
29
65
4
56.9
60.0
Midwest
22
67
6
5
[1]
58.2
60.0
    East North Central
22
68
6
4
[1]
57.9
60.0
    West North Central
20
67
7
58.9
60.0
West
30
51
12
6
1
57.9
60.0
    Mountain
29
57
3
58.0
60.0
    Pacific
31
48
13
57.9
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.