Short-term disability plans: Fixed percent of annual earnings

Table 26. Short-term disability plans: Fixed percent of annual earnings, private industry 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
1
24
1
41
19
14
62.0
60.0
Worker characteristics
               
Management, professional, and related
17
44
20
19
64.0
60.0
    Management, business, and financial
14
43
24
18
64.6
60.0
    Professional and related
18
44
18
19
63.7
60.0
Service
38
35
19
6
58.4
60.0
Sales and office
1
29
2
39
17
12
61.0
60.0
    Sales and related
35
37
14
12
61.0
60.0
    Office and administrative support
1
27
2
40
19
11
61.0
60.0
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
25
38
23
11
60.9
60.0
    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry
38
26
28
58.7
60.0
    Installation, maintenance, and repair
18
44
21
12
62.0
60.0
Production, transportation, and material moving
19
44
17
17
62.7
60.0
    Production
16
42
16
22
63.3
60.0
    Transportation and material moving
22
46
19
12
62.1
60.0
Full time
1
22
1
43
18
15
62.3
60.0
Part time
37
26
30
5
59.4
60.0
Union
30
36
22
9
59.7
60.0
Nonunion
1
23
1
42
19
15
62.3
60.0
Average wage within the following categories:1
               
    Lowest 25 percent
37
34
19
7
58.8
60.0
        Lowest 10 percent
34
24
27
12
60.2
60.0
    Second 25 percent
1
30
2
39
18
10
60.1
60.0
    Third 25 percent
1
20
1
46
18
15
62.4
60.0
    Highest 25 percent
1
17
[2]
41
20
20
64.6
60.0
        Highest 10 percent
18
39
19
22
65.8
60.0
Establishment characteristics
               
Goods-producing industries:
      Construction
30
34
24
6
58.8
60.0
Service-providing industries
[2]
26
1
41
19
12
61.6
60.0
    Trade, transportation, and utilities
30
39
19
10
61.2
60.0
        Wholesale trade
15
51
23
10
63.4
60.0
        Retail trade
43
31
17
7
58.2
60.0
        Transportation and warehousing
23
44
14
64.0
60.0
    Information
18
51
20
62.4
60.0
    Financial activities
26
36
13
23
64.6
60.0
        Finance and insurance
21
37
13
28
66.3
60.0
            Credit intermediation and related activities
36
37
13
14
61.5
60.0
            Insurance carriers and related activities
15
41
16
27
65.7
60.0
        Real estate and rental and leasing
40
35
59.4
60.0
    Professional and business services
14
37
26
21
64.9
60.0
        Professional and technical services
15
39
18
25
65.4
60.0
        Administrative and waste services
17
36
33
63.2
60.0
    Education and health services
22
51
18
8
60.3
60.0
        Educational services
35
28
19
18
63.4
60.0
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
23
38
10
29
67.0
60.0
        Health care and social assistance
20
55
18
6
59.8
60.0
    Leisure and hospitality
51
31
12
55.6
50.0
        Accommodation and food services
53
28
13
55.7
50.0
    Other services
33
24
29
7
59.5
60.0
1 to 99 workers
[2]
24
2
39
23
12
62.2
60.0
    1 to 49 workers
26
37
23
11
61.6
60.0
    50 to 99 workers
19
44
23
13
63.5
60.0
100 workers or more
1
24
[2]
43
16
16
61.9
60.0
    100 to 499 workers
24
42
16
16
61.3
60.0
    500 workers or more
24
44
15
16
62.6
60.0
Geographic areas
               
Northeast
37
23
32
6
60.1
60.0
    New England
8
53
23
12
63.1
60.0
    Middle Atlantic
42
19
34
6
59.7
60.0
South
18
55
9
18
62.7
60.0
    South Atlantic
1
19
53
9
18
62.3
60.0
    East South Central
16
48
65.1
60.0
    West South Central
16
61
8
62.3
60.0
Midwest
17
53
11
18
63.0
60.0
    East North Central
17
53
11
18
62.8
60.0
    West North Central
17
50
12
19
63.5
60.0
West
14
42
17
20
63.6
60.0
    Mountain
14
46
24
63.2
60.0
    Pacific
13
39
19
18
63.9
60.0
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.
2Less than 0.5.

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.