Short-term disability plans: Maximum benefit amounts

Table 27. Short-term disability plans: Maximum benefit amounts, State and local government workers,
March 2018
(All workers with fixed percent of annual earnings short-term disability coverage = 100 percent)
Characteristics With
maximum
benefit
amount
Maximum weekly benefit amount1 With no
maximum
benefit
amount
10th
percentile
25th
percentile
50th
percentile
(median)
75th
percentile
90th
percentile
All workers
74
$170
$200
$604
$800
$1,500
26
Worker characteristics
             
Management, professional, and related
78
170
200
615
723
1,160
22
    Professional and related
79
170
200
615
720
1,150
21
        Teachers
84
185
225
692
692
1,000
16
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
84
200
225
692
692
1,000
16
Service
74
170
200
600
1,000
26
    Protective service
77
135
200
570
1,000
2,300
23
Sales and office
71
170
200
600
692
1,270
29
    Office and administrative support
70
170
200
595
692
1,270
30
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
62
170
692
1,000
1,500
38
Production, transportation, and material moving
59
170
170
692
1,000
41
Full time
75
170
200
615
808
1,500
25
Part time
70
170
170
185
615
731
30
Union
77
135
185
225
633
1,000
23
Nonunion
72
185
500
692
1,000
1,500
28
Average wage within the following categories:2
             
    Lowest 25 percent
70
170
692
923
1,500
30
        Lowest 10 percent
75
170
576
1,000
1,500
25
    Second 25 percent
72
170
200
580
800
1,500
28
    Third 25 percent
76
170
692
923
1,500
24
    Highest 25 percent
78
170
185
692
1,000
22
        Highest 10 percent
82
135
185
200
633
831
18
Establishment characteristics
             
Service-providing industries
74
170
200
604
750
1,500
26
    Education and health services
76
185
200
633
808
1,160
24
        Educational services
77
170
200
615
692
1,000
23
            Elementary and secondary schools
75
170
200
615
692
1,000
25
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
81
185
185
595
692
923
19
        Health care and social assistance
75
185
923
25
    Public administration
71
135
200
576
1,500
29
1 to 99 workers
72
135
170
576
692
1,270
28
    1 to 49 workers
66
135
135
692
34
    50 to 99 workers
80
135
633
1,270
20
100 workers or more
75
170
200
615
808
1,500
25
    100 to 499 workers
73
170
692
1,000
1,000
27
    500 workers or more
75
170
200
576
750
1,500
25
State government
81
135
185
595
692
19
Local government
72
170
200
604
1,000
1,500
28
Geographic areas
             
Northeast
93
170
170
200
604
637
7
    Middle Atlantic
96
170
170
200
604
633
4
South
78
500
576
692
692
1,000
22
    South Atlantic
81
500
692
692
692
19
Midwest
30
500
923
1,270
1,500
70
    East North Central
25
580
923
1,000
1,500
75
West
80
135
185
594
1,385
2,310
20
    Mountain
78
1,000
1,500
2,310
2,310
22
    Pacific
81
135
135
185
1,000
19
1The 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.
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: 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.