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Short-term disability plans: Method of benefit payment

Table 24. Short-term disability plans: Method of benefit payment, State and local
government workers, March 2018
(All workers with short-term disability coverage = 100 percent)
Characteristics Flat dollar
amounts
Dollar
amount
varies
Fixed
percent of
annual
earnings
Percent
varies by
annual
earnings
Other
All workers
88
9
2
Worker characteristics
         
Management, professional, and related
85
10
3
    Professional and related
86
10
4
        Teachers
82
11
6
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
83
9
7
Service
94
5
    Protective service
95
4
Sales and office
91
7
    Office and administrative support
92
7
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
89
8
Production, transportation, and material moving
73
Full time
88
9
2
Part time
86
9
Union
86
8
3
Nonunion
89
9
Average wage within the following categories:1
         
    Lowest 25 percent
92
7
        Lowest 10 percent
95
3
    Second 25 percent
89
8
    Third 25 percent
89
9
    Highest 25 percent
83
11
4
        Highest 10 percent
80
16
Establishment characteristics
         
Service-providing industries
88
9
2
    Education and health services
86
10
4
        Educational services
85
10
4
            Elementary and secondary schools
88
7
4
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
79
20
        Health care and social assistance
88
9
            Hospitals
88
8
    Public administration
94
6
1 to 99 workers
85
    1 to 49 workers
88
    50 to 99 workers
83
100 workers or more
88
9
2
    100 to 499 workers
89
8
    500 workers or more
88
9
2
State government
86
11
Local government
88
8
2
Geographic areas
         
Northeast
94
    New England
63
    Middle Atlantic
97
South
86
12
    South Atlantic
82
15
    East South Central
97
    West South Central
92
Midwest
77
19
    East North Central
75
21
West
92
2
6
    Mountain
94
6
    Pacific
91
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: 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.