Long-term disability plans: Method of benefit payment

Table 29. Long-term disability plans: Method of benefit payment, State and
local government workers, March 2018
(All workers with long-term disability coverage = 100 percent)
Characteristics Fixed
percent of
annual
earnings
Percent
varies by
annual
earnings
Flat dollar
amounts
Other
All workers
97
2
1
1
Worker characteristics
       
Management, professional, and related
97
1
1
1
    Professional and related
96
1
1
1
        Teachers
95
1
2
1
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
94
1
3
2
Service
97
    Protective service
97
Sales and office
98
2
    Office and administrative support
98
2
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
98
Production, transportation, and material moving
96
Full time
97
2
1
1
Part time
96
Union
96
1
2
1
Nonunion
98
2
Average wage within the following categories:1
       
    Lowest 25 percent
98
        Lowest 10 percent
100
    Second 25 percent
97
2
    Third 25 percent
98
1
    Highest 25 percent
95
2
3
1
        Highest 10 percent
94
4
Establishment characteristics
       
Service-providing industries
97
2
1
1
    Education and health services
96
2
1
1
        Educational services
96
2
2
1
            Elementary and secondary schools
95
1
2
2
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
97
        Health care and social assistance
99
            Hospitals
98
    Public administration
98
2
1 to 99 workers
96
1
3
    1 to 49 workers
96
2
    50 to 99 workers
95
4
100 workers or more
97
2
    100 to 499 workers
96
2
    500 workers or more
98
1
State government
97
3
Local government
97
1
1
1
Geographic areas
       
Northeast
92
8
    New England
100
    Middle Atlantic
89
South
100
    South Atlantic
100
    East South Central
99
    West South Central
99
Midwest
95
4
    East North Central
95
5
    West North Central
97
2
West
97
2
    Mountain
100
    Pacific
95
4
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.