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Standard Errors
Short-term disability plans: Fixed percent of annual earnings

Table 26. Standard errors for short-term disability plans: Fixed percent of annual earnings, civilian workers,1 March
2018
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
0.2
0.9
0.2
1.5
1.1
0.9
0.3
0.0
Worker characteristics
               
Management, professional, and related
0.2
1.1
0.3
2.3
1.6
1.3
0.3
0.0
    Management, business, and financial
2.2
2.9
3.0
1.8
0.6
0.0
    Professional and related
1.6
2.8
1.7
1.6
0.4
0.0
        Teachers
2.8
2.7
4.0
2.4
0.9
0.0
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
3.9
3.2
5.1
3.0
1.1
5.8
        Registered nurses
4.6
6.0
3.1
0.5
0.0
Service
2.8
3.6
2.1
1.9
0.4
0.0
    Protective service
7.5
4.5
1.7
1.4
0.0
Sales and office
0.2
1.2
0.5
2.0
1.8
1.1
0.5
0.0
    Sales and related
2.1
3.1
2.0
2.8
1.2
0.0
    Office and administrative support
0.3
1.3
0.7
2.3
2.1
1.0
0.3
0.0
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
3.2
2.8
3.0
2.1
0.8
0.0
    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry
8.7
4.7
6.9
1.4
0.0
    Installation, maintenance, and repair
3.1
3.3
2.8
2.3
0.9
0.0
Production, transportation, and material moving
1.7
2.6
2.0
1.7
0.5
0.0
    Production
3.4
4.8
3.2
2.9
0.6
0.0
    Transportation and material moving
2.2
2.9
2.8
1.4
0.8
0.0
Full time
0.2
0.9
0.2
1.4
1.1
0.9
0.3
0.0
Part time
3.0
4.0
2.7
0.8
0.4
0.0
Union
0.5
2.0
0.6
2.4
2.4
1.3
0.4
0.0
Nonunion
0.2
1.0
0.2
1.7
1.3
1.0
0.3
0.0
Average wage within the following categories:2
               
    Lowest 25 percent
4.0
3.3
3.5
0.8
0.6
0.0
        Lowest 10 percent
6.1
4.7
6.7
2.1
1.0
0.0
    Second 25 percent
0.4
1.8
0.4
2.0
1.7
1.2
0.5
0.0
    Third 25 percent
0.3
1.4
0.2
2.4
1.6
1.5
0.3
0.0
    Highest 25 percent
0.2
1.1
0.3
2.0
1.7
1.5
0.5
0.0
        Highest 10 percent
1.7
3.0
1.9
2.2
0.8
0.0
Establishment characteristics
               
Goods-producing industries
0.8
2.5
0.2
2.9
2.2
2.3
0.7
0.0
Service-providing industries
0.1
1.0
0.3
1.7
1.3
0.9
0.3
0.0
    Education and health services
1.9
4.1
3.2
1.6
0.4
0.0
        Educational services
1.6
2.2
2.1
2.2
0.8
0.0
            Elementary and secondary schools
2.2
0.7
2.5
3.0
2.5
0.8
0.0
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
2.0
2.4
2.0
2.6
1.3
0.0
        Health care and social assistance
2.4
5.1
4.0
2.1
0.4
0.0
            Hospitals
4.4
5.2
3.2
1.5
0.5
0.0
    Public administration
2.4
2.2
2.3
2.1
0.5
0.0
1 to 99 workers
0.2
2.0
0.5
2.6
2.0
1.4
0.5
0.0
    1 to 49 workers
2.2
2.9
2.0
1.5
0.4
0.0
    50 to 99 workers
2.8
3.7
3.5
3.0
1.1
0.0
100 workers or more
0.3
1.4
0.2
1.8
1.2
1.0
0.3
0.0
    100 to 499 workers
0.5
1.7
0.3
2.4
1.6
1.5
0.3
0.0
    500 workers or more
0.1
2.4
0.4
2.4
1.7
1.3
0.5
0.0
Geographic areas
               
Northeast
1.5
2.7
2.3
0.8
0.3
0.0
    New England
2.5
6.2
6.1
2.4
0.9
0.0
    Middle Atlantic
1.7
2.3
2.2
0.9
0.3
0.0
South
1.8
2.5
1.4
2.2
0.7
0.0
    South Atlantic
0.5
2.2
3.4
1.7
2.4
0.5
0.0
    East South Central
3.3
7.4
4.0
0.0
    West South Central
3.6
3.4
1.6
4.3
1.2
0.0
Midwest
2.1
2.9
1.3
1.9
0.5
0.0
    East North Central
2.7
4.0
1.6
2.5
0.6
0.0
    West North Central
2.3
1.8
1.9
2.6
0.5
0.0
West
1.4
3.5
3.2
1.8
0.4
0.0
    Mountain
1.1
0.8
5.2
3.8
0.7
0.0
    Pacific
2.2
4.7
3.8
1.4
0.5
0.0
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.

Note: 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.