Standard Errors
Short-term disability plans: Maximum benefit amounts

Table 27. Standard errors for short-term disability plans: Maximum benefit amounts, private industry
workers, March 2018
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
1.4
$0.00
$46.63
$3.55
$0.00
$0.00
1.4
Worker characteristics
             
Management, professional, and related
1.9
0.00
79.94
0.00
249.44
355.92
1.9
    Management, business, and financial
2.4
0.00
50.02
76.51
0.00
495.16
2.4
    Professional and related
2.4
0.00
48.03
90.13
73.14
326.22
2.4
Service
3.8
0.00
0.00
76.94
4.99
406.70
3.8
Sales and office
1.9
0.00
0.00
5.68
30.29
0.00
1.9
    Sales and related
3.1
0.00
0.00
76.80
198.68
3.1
    Office and administrative support
2.2
0.00
55.95
116.95
351.49
0.00
2.2
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
2.5
0.00
76.16
65.79
21.18
148.26
2.5
    Installation, maintenance, and repair
3.1
9.48
90.43
8.39
230.35
218.40
3.1
Production, transportation, and material moving
3.1
0.00
64.25
64.98
27.37
418.67
3.1
    Production
3.8
0.00
47.85
40.57
171.15
75.16
3.8
    Transportation and material moving
3.7
28.45
60.19
92.70
0.00
3.7
Full time
1.4
0.00
48.04
65.80
150.76
0.00
1.4
Part time
2.8
0.00
0.00
0.00
7.34
2.8
Union
2.6
0.00
17.31
0.00
20.12
335.56
2.6
Nonunion
1.5
0.00
52.95
29.69
121.81
0.00
1.5
Average wage within the following categories:2
             
    Lowest 25 percent
3.3
0.00
5.55
42.87
118.84
453.24
3.3
    Second 25 percent
2.6
0.00
0.00
7.60
225.02
184.18
2.6
    Third 25 percent
1.8
0.00
85.23
119.88
308.20
162.58
1.8
    Highest 25 percent
2.0
0.00
5.43
230.53
168.52
371.07
2.0
        Highest 10 percent
3.0
0.00
81.17
42.80
306.56
555.75
3.0
Establishment characteristics
             
Goods-producing industries
2.5
0.00
78.66
85.15
182.39
159.36
2.5
    Construction
2.7
0.00
73.74
219.31
406.00
2.7
    Manufacturing
2.9
29.63
97.27
222.00
688.71
2.9
Service-providing industries
1.6
0.00
26.60
15.44
0.00
0.00
1.6
    Trade, transportation, and utilities
1.8
0.00
0.00
0.00
14.42
218.10
1.8
        Wholesale trade
2.7
0.00
34.14
13.32
0.00
463.23
2.7
        Retail trade
1.7
0.00
0.00
0.00
1.7
        Transportation and warehousing
5.3
31.92
0.00
28.63
0.00
5.3
    Information
4.9
0.00
77.48
313.31
0.00
322.59
4.9
    Financial activities
2.4
0.00
148.05
200.52
110.22
1,243.12
2.4
        Finance and insurance
2.6
165.70
154.19
298.56
620.22
2.6
            Credit intermediation and related activities
3.4
0.00
311.73
388.22
406.98
3.4
            Insurance carriers and related activities
3.7
82.12
293.55
569.80
3.7
    Professional and business services
3.4
0.00
75.29
152.68
0.00
3.4
        Professional and technical services
4.0
0.00
15.23
223.29
405.18
235.24
4.0
    Education and health services
2.9
0.00
100.83
48.73
249.92
351.01
2.9
        Educational services
5.3
0.00
0.00
15.69
237.22
478.21
5.3
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
3.6
0.00
0.00
56.87
225.58
301.91
3.6
        Health care and social assistance
3.3
0.00
136.82
69.37
301.13
462.73
3.3
    Leisure and hospitality
6.9
0.00
0.00
0.00
39.82
223.49
6.9
    Other services
4.3
0.00
32.56
42.35
47.34
4.3
1 to 99 workers
2.2
0.00
29.22
20.43
149.13
0.00
2.2
    1 to 49 workers
2.8
0.00
12.14
24.25
200.68
79.25
2.8
    50 to 99 workers
4.2
0.00
67.17
17.70
21.18
141.32
4.2
100 workers or more
1.4
0.00
48.10
75.66
126.41
480.85
1.4
    100 to 499 workers
1.6
0.00
68.16
23.62
160.34
0.00
1.6
    500 workers or more
2.4
0.00
79.14
185.16
277.72
2.4
Geographic areas
             
Northeast
1.6
0.00
0.00
58.87
3.53
366.15
1.6
    New England
3.2
49.76
42.80
61.55
5.16
127.28
3.2
    Middle Atlantic
1.8
0.00
0.00
118.44
0.00
299.10
1.8
South
2.7
0.00
0.00
200.00
268.57
464.14
2.7
    South Atlantic
3.3
0.00
28.85
144.27
375.31
363.53
3.3
    East South Central
5.9
0.00
0.00
143.80
0.00
39.74
5.9
    West South Central
5.8
35.63
177.90
202.51
208.09
860.55
5.8
Midwest
4.4
9.12
0.00
516.50
0.00
4.4
    East North Central
5.8
28.12
139.09
68.12
0.00
5.8
    West North Central
5.1
36.38
0.00
82.12
275.96
5.1
West
1.9
56.37
22.23
235.82
343.63
598.62
1.9
    Mountain
3.8
337.26
589.80
289.10
3.8
    Pacific
1.6
49.28
23.00
163.81
236.64
827.23
1.6
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: 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.