Short-term disability plans: Employee contribution requirement

Table 23. Short-term disability plans: Employee contribution
requirement, private industry workers, March 2018
(All workers with short-term disability coverage = 100 percent)
Characteristics Employee
contribution
required
Employee
contribution not
required
All workers
15
85
Worker characteristics
   
Management, professional, and related
12
88
    Management, business, and financial
12
88
    Professional and related
12
88
Service
31
69
    Protective service
43
57
Sales and office
17
83
    Sales and related
18
82
    Office and administrative support
16
84
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
12
88
    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry
12
88
    Installation, maintenance, and repair
12
88
Production, transportation, and material moving
11
89
    Production
7
92
    Transportation and material moving
16
84
Full time
13
87
Part time
39
61
Union
14
86
Nonunion
16
84
Average wage within the following categories:1
   
    Lowest 25 percent
29
71
        Lowest 10 percent
39
61
    Second 25 percent
18
82
    Third 25 percent
12
88
    Highest 25 percent
11
89
        Highest 10 percent
13
87
Establishment characteristics
   
Goods-producing industries
9
91
    Construction
16
84
    Manufacturing
7
93
Service-providing industries
17
83
    Trade, transportation, and utilities
20
80
        Wholesale trade
21
79
        Retail trade
24
76
    Information
6
94
    Financial activities
9
91
        Finance and insurance
5
95
            Credit intermediation and related activities
6
94
            Insurance carriers and related activities
5
95
        Real estate and rental and leasing
29
71
    Professional and business services
17
83
        Professional and technical services
13
87
        Administrative and waste services
34
66
    Education and health services
18
82
        Educational services
11
89
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
6
94
        Health care and social assistance
19
81
    Leisure and hospitality
28
72
        Accommodation and food services
30
70
    Other services
21
79
1 to 99 workers
21
79
    1 to 49 workers
21
79
    50 to 99 workers
19
81
100 workers or more
12
88
    100 to 499 workers
13
87
    500 workers or more
10
90
Geographic areas
   
Northeast
37
63
    New England
4
96
    Middle Atlantic
44
56
South
4
95
    South Atlantic
4
96
    West South Central
4
96
Midwest
5
95
    East North Central
4
96
    West North Central
7
93
West
10
90
    Mountain
4
96
    Pacific
13
87
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. 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.