Short-term disability plans: Fixed percent of annual earnings

Table 26. Short-term disability plans: Fixed percent of annual earnings, State and local government workers, 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
35
24
24
10
60.2
60.0
Worker characteristics
               
Management, professional, and related
36
21
25
10
60.5
60.0
    Professional and related
36
22
26
11
61.0
60.0
        Teachers
37
13
32
13
62.5
60.0
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
35
15
36
12
62.8
60.0
Service
32
33
22
10
59.9
60.0
    Protective service
30
33
23
11
60.3
60.0
Sales and office
37
9
22
25
59.0
60.0
    Office and administrative support
37
9
21
25
59.1
60.0
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
32
29
19
62.6
60.0
Production, transportation, and material moving
43
33
58.9
60.0
Full time
34
25
24
10
60.5
60.0
Part time
57
8
13
8
56.5
50.0
Union
27
10
19
35
8
61.4
60.0
Nonunion
42
29
14
12
59.2
60.0
Average wage within the following categories:1
               
    Lowest 25 percent
46
32
13
9
58.0
60.0
        Lowest 10 percent
38
35
19
59.1
60.0
    Second 25 percent
33
25
25
10
60.3
60.0
    Third 25 percent
39
23
24
11
60.5
60.0
    Highest 25 percent
27
12
19
31
61.6
60.0
        Highest 10 percent
24
15
16
35
62.0
60.0
Establishment characteristics
               
Service-providing industries
36
24
24
10
60.1
60.0
    Education and health services
36
19
23
11
60.7
60.0
        Educational services
39
13
26
13
61.2
60.0
            Elementary and secondary schools
42
4
14
30
10
60.9
60.0
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
33
21
17
17
61.7
55.0
        Health care and social assistance
46
6
58.7
60.0
            Hospitals
41
58.1
60.0
    Public administration
38
27
25
8
59.1
60.0
1 to 99 workers
48
26
16
57.6
60.0
    1 to 49 workers
52
26
56.7
50.0
    50 to 99 workers
42
26
21
58.8
60.0
100 workers or more
33
24
25
10
60.8
60.0
    100 to 499 workers
41
29
24
4
58.1
60.0
    500 workers or more
29
22
26
13
61.8
60.0
State government
33
14
28
14
59.8
60.0
Local government
37
3
23
27
10
60.3
60.0
Geographic areas
               
Northeast
26
9
53
6
61.8
67.0
    Middle Atlantic
27
7
55
61.2
67.0
South
48
27
10
15
60.4
60.0
    South Atlantic
62
8
13
58.1
50.0
    West South Central
50
63.9
60.0
Midwest
48
17
17
19
60.0
60.0
    East North Central
52
15
15
19
59.7
50.0
West
22
19
41
15
3
58.5
60.0
    Mountain
67
23
61.0
60.0
    Pacific
29
28
28
12
3
57.3
58.0
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.