Short-term disability plans: Method of benefit payment

Table 24. Short-term disability plans: Method of benefit payment, private industry
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
5
2
71
21
[1]
Worker characteristics
         
Management, professional, and related
1
1
70
28
[1]
    Management, business, and financial
2
61
36
    Professional and related
1
76
22
Service
6
1
87
6
    Protective service
78
Sales and office
2
1
71
25
1
    Sales and related
4
72
22
    Office and administrative support
2
71
26
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
18
61
17
    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry
38
5
51
    Installation, maintenance, and repair
4
4
67
25
Production, transportation, and material moving
13
68
13
    Production
17
60
17
    Transportation and material moving
10
76
9
Full time
6
2
69
22
[1]
Part time
3
86
9
Union
21
12
55
Nonunion
3
1
74
22
[1]
Average wage within the following categories:2
         
    Lowest 25 percent
5
82
10
        Lowest 10 percent
3
83
8
    Second 25 percent
7
1
76
15
[1]
    Third 25 percent
6
3
70
20
[1]
    Highest 25 percent
4
3
64
29
[1]
        Highest 10 percent
2
1
64
33
[1]
Establishment characteristics
         
Goods-producing industries
16
4
62
18
[1]
    Construction
31
58
8
    Manufacturing
13
62
20
Service-providing industries
3
2
74
22
[1]
    Trade, transportation, and utilities
5
4
76
14
1
        Wholesale trade
6
76
16
        Retail trade
3
79
14
        Transportation and warehousing
9
74
9
    Information
37
62
    Financial activities
1
49
50
        Finance and insurance
1
43
56
            Credit intermediation and related activities
32
67
            Insurance carriers and related activities
55
44
        Real estate and rental and leasing
89
7
    Professional and business services
74
24
        Professional and technical services
81
19
        Administrative and waste services
82
    Education and health services
2
90
8
        Educational services
1
80
19
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
1
75
23
        Health care and social assistance
2
92
5
    Leisure and hospitality
10
85
        Accommodation and food services
8
88
    Other services
82
1 to 99 workers
5
78
16
    1 to 49 workers
5
78
16
    50 to 99 workers
6
1
78
15
100 workers or more
6
3
67
24
[1]
    100 to 499 workers
6
70
21
    500 workers or more
5
5
62
28
[1]
Geographic areas
         
Northeast
3
84
13
    New England
5
70
24
    Middle Atlantic
2
86
11
South
5
3
64
27
[1]
    South Atlantic
5
3
66
26
1
    East South Central
62
23
    West South Central
4
2
64
31
Midwest
11
64
22
    East North Central
11
63
23
    West North Central
11
65
21
West
4
3
71
22
1
    Mountain
5
73
19
    Pacific
3
3
70
23
1
1Less than 0.5.
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.