Standard Errors
Short-term disability plans: Employee contribution requirement

Table 23. Standard errors for short-term disability plans: Employee
contribution requirement, State and local government workers, March
2018
Characteristics Employee
contribution
required
Employee
contribution not
required
All workers
1.3
1.3
Worker characteristics
   
Management, professional, and related
1.3
1.3
    Professional and related
1.4
1.4
        Teachers
2.2
2.2
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
2.6
2.6
Service
3.4
3.4
    Protective service
4.3
4.3
Sales and office
3.2
3.2
    Office and administrative support
2.9
2.9
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
2.5
2.5
Production, transportation, and material moving
3.0
3.0
Full time
1.3
1.3
Part time
3.1
3.1
Union
2.1
2.1
Nonunion
1.2
1.2
Average wage within the following categories:1
   
    Lowest 25 percent
2.0
2.0
        Lowest 10 percent
1.8
1.8
    Second 25 percent
1.9
1.9
    Third 25 percent
1.8
1.8
    Highest 25 percent
1.8
1.8
        Highest 10 percent
1.9
1.9
Establishment characteristics
   
Service-providing industries
1.3
1.3
    Education and health services
1.9
1.9
        Educational services
2.1
2.1
            Elementary and secondary schools
2.3
2.3
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
2.7
2.7
    Public administration
1.7
1.7

 

 

 

1 to 99 workers
2.7
2.7
100 workers or more
1.5
1.5
    100 to 499 workers
3.4
3.4
    500 workers or more
1.5
1.5
State government
2.0
2.0
Local government
1.4
1.4
Geographic areas
   
Northeast
3.0
3.0
    Middle Atlantic
3.0
3.0
South
1.3
1.3
    South Atlantic
1.7
1.7
Midwest
1.6
1.6
    East North Central
1.7
1.7
West
2.8
2.8
1Surveyed 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.