Short-term disability plans: Duration of benefits

Table 25. Short-term disability plans: Duration of benefits, civilian workers,1 March 2018
(All workers with short-term disability coverage = 100 percent)
Characteristics Fixed
duration
Number of weeks2 Duration
varies
10th
percentile
25th
percentile
50th
percentile
(median)
75th
percentile
90th
percentile
All workers
93
12
20
26
26
26
7
Worker characteristics
             
Management, professional, and related
94
12
18
26
26
26
6
    Management, business, and financial
96
12
18
26
26
26
4
    Professional and related
92
12
18
26
26
26
8
        Teachers
92
12
26
26
52
8
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
90
12
13
26
26
52
10
        Registered nurses
93
12
18
26
26
26
7
Service
96
13
21
26
26
26
4
    Protective service
95
12
26
26
26
5
Sales and office
93
12
18
26
26
26
7
    Sales and related
91
12
26
26
26
9
    Office and administrative support
94
12
20
26
26
26
6
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
91
13
25
26
26
9
    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry
93
13
26
26
26
7
    Installation, maintenance, and repair
90
13
25
26
26
52
10
Production, transportation, and material moving
92
13
21
26
26
26
8
    Transportation and material moving
94
13
25
26
26
26
6
Full time
93
12
18
26
26
26
7
Part time
96
13
26
26
26
26
4
Union
89
13
26
26
26
26
11
Nonunion
94
12
18
26
26
26
6
Average wage within the following categories:3
             
    Lowest 25 percent
95
12
21
26
26
26
5
        Lowest 10 percent
94
12
26
26
6
    Second 25 percent
95
12
21
26
26
26
5
    Third 25 percent
93
12
18
26
26
26
7
    Highest 25 percent
92
12
21
26
26
26
8
        Highest 10 percent
92
12
24
26
26
26
8
Establishment characteristics
             
Service-providing industries
94
12
20
26
26
26
6
    Education and health services
94
12
18
26
26
26
6
        Educational services
90
12
22
26
26
52
10
            Elementary and secondary schools
86
12
13
26
26
52
14
        Health care and social assistance
96
12
26
26
26
4
            Hospitals
92
12
18
26
26
26
8
    Public administration
88
25
26
26
52
12
1 to 99 workers
95
12
18
26
26
26
5
    1 to 49 workers
96
12
20
26
26
26
4
    50 to 99 workers
94
12
26
26
26
6
100 workers or more
92
12
21
26
26
26
8
    100 to 499 workers
95
12
26
26
26
5
    500 workers or more
90
12
25
26
26
26
10
Geographic areas
             
Northeast
95
26
26
26
26
5
    New England
96
12
26
26
26
4
    Middle Atlantic
94
25
26
26
26
26
6
South
93
12
13
26
26
26
7
    South Atlantic
94
12
13
26
26
26
6
    West South Central
94
11
13
26
26
26
6
Midwest
91
12
13
26
26
26
9
    East North Central
90
12
13
26
26
26
10
    West North Central
95
12
13
26
26
26
5
West
95
12
26
26
26
5
    Mountain
95
11
13
21
26
26
5
    Pacific
94
13
25
26
26
26
6
1Includes workers in private industry and state and local government. See Technical Note for further explanation.
2The 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.
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.