Short-term disability plans: Method of benefit payment

Table 24. Short-term disability plans: Method of benefit payment, civilian workers,1
March 2018
(All workers with short-term disability coverage = 100 percent)
Characteristics Flat dollar
amounts
Dollar
amount
varies
Fixed
percent of
annual
earnings
Percent
varies by
annual
earnings
Other
All workers
5
2
73
20
[2]
Worker characteristics
         
Management, professional, and related
1
1
72
26
1
    Management, business, and financial
2
62
35
    Professional and related
1
1
77
20
1
        Teachers
83
12
4
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
82
10
6
        Registered nurses
93
5
Service
5
88
6
    Protective service
88
7
Sales and office
2
1
72
23
1
    Sales and related
4
72
22
    Office and administrative support
2
1
73
24
[2]
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
16
63
16
    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry
35
5
54
    Installation, maintenance, and repair
4
4
68
24
Production, transportation, and material moving
13
68
13
    Production
17
60
17
    Transportation and material moving
9
76
9
Full time
5
2
71
21
[2]
Part time
3
86
9
Union
16
9
63
11
1
Nonunion
3
1
75
22
[2]
Average wage within the following categories:3
         
    Lowest 25 percent
5
83
10
        Lowest 10 percent
2
82
    Second 25 percent
7
1
76
15
[2]
    Third 25 percent
5
4
72
19
[2]
    Highest 25 percent
3
2
67
28
1
        Highest 10 percent
1
1
66
31
1
Establishment characteristics
         
Goods-producing industries
16
4
61
18
[2]
Service-providing industries
2
2
75
20
[2]
    Education and health services
2
89
8
        Educational services
83
14
3
            Elementary and secondary schools
85
10
4
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
1
77
21
        Health care and social assistance
2
92
6
            Hospitals
91
6
    Public administration
94
6
1 to 99 workers
5
1
78
15
[2]
    1 to 49 workers
5
1
78
15
1
    50 to 99 workers
6
1
78
15
100 workers or more
5
3
69
22
[2]
    100 to 499 workers
6
2
72
20
[2]
    500 workers or more
4
4
66
25
1
Geographic areas
         
Northeast
2
84
12
    New England
5
69
24
    Middle Atlantic
2
87
10
South
4
3
67
26
[2]
    South Atlantic
4
2
68
25
1
    East South Central
6
64
22
    West South Central
4
2
66
29
Midwest
10
65
22
    East North Central
10
64
23
    West North Central
11
66
21
West
3
2
74
19
1
    Mountain
4
76
17
    Pacific
3
2
73
20
2
1Includes workers in private industry and state and local government. See Technical Note for further explanation.
2Less than 0.5.
3Surveyed 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. 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/national-compensation-survey-glossary-of-employee-benefit-terms.htm.

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