Short-term disability plans: Fixed percent of annual earnings

Table 26. Short-term disability plans: Fixed percent of annual earnings, civilian workers,1 March 2018
(All workers with fixed percent of annual earnings short-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
50 percent
50 percent 51 to 59
percent
60 percent 61 to 69
percent
Greater
than 69
percent
All workers
1
25
2
39
20
14
61.8
60.0
Worker characteristics
               
Management, professional, and related
1
20
2
40
21
17
63.5
60.0
    Management, business, and financial
15
41
24
17
64.1
60.0
    Professional and related
22
40
19
17
63.2
60.0
        Teachers
35
17
29
15
63.1
60.0
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
33
17
36
12
62.9
60.0
        Registered nurses
26
49
18
58.8
60.0
Service
37
34
20
7
58.7
60.0
    Protective service
33
31
9
60.2
60.0
Sales and office
1
30
2
38
18
11
60.9
60.0
    Sales and related
35
37
14
12
60.9
60.0
    Office and administrative support
1
28
3
38
19
11
60.8
60.0
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
25
37
23
11
61.1
60.0
    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry
37
26
27
59.0
60.0
    Installation, maintenance, and repair
19
43
21
13
62.2
60.0
Production, transportation, and material moving
20
44
17
17
62.6
60.0
    Production
16
42
16
22
63.3
60.0
    Transportation and material moving
22
45
19
12
62.0
60.0
Full time
1
24
2
41
18
15
62.1
60.0
Part time
38
25
28
5
59.2
60.0
Union
1
29
4
30
27
9
60.3
60.0
Nonunion
1
25
1
41
18
15
62.1
60.0
Average wage within the following categories:2
               
    Lowest 25 percent
40
33
18
7
58.4
60.0
        Lowest 10 percent
35
29
25
9
59.5
60.0
    Second 25 percent
1
28
2
40
19
11
60.4
60.0
    Third 25 percent
1
21
1
44
19
15
62.3
60.0
    Highest 25 percent
1
19
2
38
22
19
64.2
60.0
        Highest 10 percent
19
37
21
21
65.3
60.0
Establishment characteristics
               
Goods-producing industries
2
16
1
41
18
22
63.9
60.0
Service-providing industries
[3]
27
2
39
20
12
61.4
60.0
    Education and health services
26
44
19
9
60.4
60.0
        Educational services
37
18
23
15
62.0
60.0
            Elementary and secondary schools
41
3
14
31
10
61.1
60.0
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
28
24
13
23
64.4
60.0
        Health care and social assistance
20
55
18
6
59.7
60.0
            Hospitals
26
51
15
5
58.8
60.0
    Public administration
38
27
25
8
59.1
60.0
1 to 99 workers
[3]
25
2
38
23
12
61.9
60.0
    1 to 49 workers
27
36
23
11
61.4
60.0
    50 to 99 workers
21
42
22
13
63.1
60.0
100 workers or more
1
25
2
40
17
15
61.7
60.0
    100 to 499 workers
2
25
1
41
17
15
61.0
60.0
    500 workers or more
[3]
25
2
39
18
15
62.4
60.0
Geographic areas
               
Northeast
37
22
34
6
60.3
60.0
    New England
8
52
23
13
63.4
60.0
    Middle Atlantic
41
18
36
5
59.8
60.0
South
22
51
9
17
62.4
60.0
    South Atlantic
1
25
47
9
18
61.6
60.0
    East South Central
15
49
65.5
60.0
    West South Central
17
60
8
14
62.5
60.0
Midwest
20
49
12
18
62.7
60.0
    East North Central
21
49
11
18
62.4
60.0
    West North Central
16
50
13
19
63.5
60.0
West
15
42
17
17
62.8
60.0
    Mountain
13
2
49
21
62.9
60.0
    Pacific
16
37
18
15
62.7
60.0
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.
3Less than 0.5.

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.