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Short-term disability plans: Employee contribution requirement

Table 23. Short-term disability plans: Employee contribution
requirement, civilian workers,1 March 2018
(All workers with short-term disability coverage = 100 percent)
Characteristics Employee
contribution
required
Employee
contribution not
required
All workers
15
85
Worker characteristics
   
Management, professional, and related
12
88
    Management, business, and financial
12
88
    Professional and related
12
88
        Teachers
12
88
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
13
87
        Registered nurses
16
84
Service
29
71
    Protective service
28
72
Sales and office
16
84
    Sales and related
18
82
    Office and administrative support
16
84
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
12
88
    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry
12
88
    Installation, maintenance, and repair
12
88
Production, transportation, and material moving
11
89
    Production
7
92
    Transportation and material moving
15
85
Full time
13
87
Part time
38
62
Union
15
85
Nonunion
15
85
Average wage within the following categories:2
   
    Lowest 25 percent
29
71
        Lowest 10 percent
35
65
    Second 25 percent
16
84
    Third 25 percent
11
89
    Highest 25 percent
12
88
        Highest 10 percent
13
87
Establishment characteristics
   
Goods-producing industries
9
91
Service-providing industries
17
83
    Education and health services
17
83
        Educational services
12
88
            Elementary and secondary schools
15
85
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
7
93
        Health care and social assistance
19
81
            Hospitals
16
84
    Public administration
15
85
1 to 99 workers
20
80
    1 to 49 workers
21
79
    50 to 99 workers
19
81
100 workers or more
12
88
    100 to 499 workers
14
86
    500 workers or more
10
90
Geographic areas
   
Northeast
37
63
    New England
4
96
    Middle Atlantic
43
57
South
4
96
    South Atlantic
4
96
    West South Central
4
96
Midwest
5
95
    East North Central
4
96
    West North Central
7
93
West
9
91
    Mountain
4
96
    Pacific
13
87
1Includes workers in private industry and state and local government. See Technical Note for further
explanation.
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 2018.

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/national-compensation-survey-glossary-of-employee-benefit-terms.htm.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey.