Short-term disability plans: Maximum benefit amounts

Table 27. Short-term disability plans: Maximum benefit amounts, civilian workers,1 March 2018
(All workers with fixed percent of annual earnings short-term disability coverage = 100 percent)
Characteristics With
maximum
benefit
amount
Maximum weekly benefit amount2 With no
maximum
benefit
amount
10th
percentile
25th
percentile
50th
percentile
(median)
75th
percentile
90th
percentile
All workers
76
$170
$230
$633
$1,500
$2,500
24
Worker characteristics
             
Management, professional, and related
74
170
500
750
2,000
2,500
26
    Management, business, and financial
76
170
559
1,000
2,000
2,500
24
    Professional and related
73
170
500
700
2,000
2,500
27
        Teachers
82
170
200
615
750
18
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
86
200
692
808
1,000
14
        Registered nurses
67
215
577
2,325
3,000
33
Service
75
170
170
500
637
1,662
25
    Protective service
82
170
170
600
2,500
18
Sales and office
80
170
200
633
1,500
2,500
20
    Sales and related
85
170
200
500
1,385
15
    Office and administrative support
79
170
200
637
1,500
2,500
21
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
77
170
260
595
1,000
2,000
23
    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry
81
170
500
750
19
    Installation, maintenance, and repair
75
170
350
600
1,250
2,500
25
Production, transportation, and material moving
72
170
350
584
1,000
1,730
28
    Production
66
170
300
633
1,500
2,500
34
    Transportation and material moving
78
170
500
1,000
1,500
22
Full time
74
170
275
637
1,500
2,500
26
Part time
86
170
170
500
633
700
14
Union
80
170
200
500
633
1,150
20
Nonunion
75
170
300
645
1,500
2,500
25
Average wage within the following categories:3
             
    Lowest 25 percent
82
170
170
500
645
1,730
18
    Second 25 percent
77
170
200
615
1,167
2,325
23
    Third 25 percent
74
170
462
692
1,500
2,500
26
    Highest 25 percent
73
170
450
700
2,000
2,500
27
        Highest 10 percent
73
170
831
2,000
2,500
27
Establishment characteristics
             
Goods-producing industries
71
170
350
700
1,500
2,500
29
Service-providing industries
77
170
200
633
1,500
2,500
23
    Education and health services
72
170
250
637
1,500
2,500
28
        Educational services
74
170
185
595
692
26
            Elementary and secondary schools
79
170
200
604
692
1,000
21
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
62
170
185
595
692
1,500
38
        Health care and social assistance
71
170
500
692
2,000
2,500
29
            Hospitals
73
185
595
1,000
2,350
3,000
27
    Public administration
71
135
200
576
1,500
29
1 to 99 workers
78
170
200
615
1,000
2,000
22
    1 to 49 workers
77
170
170
615
1,000
2,000
23
    50 to 99 workers
79
170
300
615
1,000
2,000
21
100 workers or more
74
170
260
675
1,730
2,500
26
    100 to 499 workers
77
170
275
633
1,500
2,500
23
    500 workers or more
71
170
692
2,076
3,000
29
Geographic areas
             
Northeast
90
170
170
500
633
1,200
10
    New England
76
200
500
700
1,500
2,500
24
    Middle Atlantic
92
170
170
633
808
8
South
68
200
500
1,000
2,000
2,500
32
    South Atlantic
71
200
500
1,000
2,000
2,500
29
    East South Central
57
200
500
1,000
1,500
2,423
43
    West South Central
67
550
2,500
2,771
33
Midwest
62
500
1,000
2,500
38
    East North Central
61
200
500
1,000
2,500
39
    West North Central
63
275
500
1,000
2,157
37
West
77
185
570
1,000
2,000
2,500
23
    Mountain
70
1,000
1,385
2,000
2,310
30
    Pacific
82
185
2,300
3,000
18
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.