Life insurance plans: Method of benefit payment Standard Errors

Table 18. Standard errors for life insurance plans: Method of benefit payment, State
and local government workers, National Compensation Survey, March 2009

Characteristics

Basic life insurance method of payment

Fixed
multiple of
earnings

Variable
multiple of
earnings

Flat dollar
amount

Variable
dollar
amount

Other

All workers

2.1

0.3

1.9

0.7

0.3

Worker characteristics

         

Management, professional, and related

2.3

0.4

2.1

0.8

0.4

    Professional and related

2.3

0.4

2.2

0.8

0.3

        Teachers

2.4

0.4

2.4

1.0

0.2

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

2.5

0.4

2.6

1.2

0.3

        Registered nurses

4.7

4.5

Service

2.4

0.5

2.3

1.0

0.4

    Protective service

3.4

0.8

3.3

1.7

0.8

Sales and office

2.6

0.5

2.3

1.4

0.5

    Office and administrative support

2.5

0.5

2.3

1.2

0.4

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

3.6

0.5

3.2

1.8

Production, transportation, and material moving

3.7

0.9

4.5

Full time

2.1

0.3

1.9

0.7

0.3

Part time

4.0

0.8

3.8

0.9

0.7

Union

1.8

0.2

1.6

0.8

0.2

Nonunion

3.2

0.5

2.9

1.1

0.5

Wage percentiles:1

         

    Lowest 10 percent

4.1

4.3

0.7

0.5

    Lowest 25 percent

3.3

0.3

3.2

1.1

0.6

    Second 25 percent

2.6

0.4

2.4

0.8

0.5

    Third 25 percent

2.7

0.6

2.3

1.2

0.5

    Highest 25 percent

1.7

0.3

1.7

0.7

0.2

    Highest 10 percent

2.8

0.3

2.6

0.8

0.1

Establishment characteristics

         

Service-providing industries

2.1

0.3

1.9

0.7

0.3

    Education and health services

2.4

0.4

2.4

0.9

0.2

        Educational services

2.7

0.4

2.6

1.0

0.2

            Elementary and secondary schools

2.4

0.3

2.4

1.2

0.3

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

6.3

1.4

6.1

1.5

0.9

        Health care and social assistance

3.7

3.6

0.5

            Hospitals

4.6

4.4

    Public administration

2.8

0.6

2.7

0.8

0.6

1 to 99 workers

4.0

0.1

4.4

1.3

1.7

    1 to 49 workers

5.1

5.9

2.2

3.0

    50 to 99 workers

5.0

4.9

100 workers or more

2.2

0.3

1.9

0.7

0.2

    100 to 499 workers

3.9

0.3

3.7

0.8

    500 workers or more

2.3

0.4

2.1

0.9

0.2

State government

4.3

0.8

4.0

1.2

0.8

Local government

1.8

0.3

1.7

0.8

0.2

Geographic areas

         

New England

4.1

5.4

Middle Atlantic

3.1

0.1

3.4

0.8

East North Central

3.8

3.5

1.0

West North Central

9.3

8.5

2.7

South Atlantic

5.4

0.7

3.8

2.8

1.3

East South Central

11.7

West South Central

3.1

3.0

Mountain

6.2

8.3

Pacific

1.7

0.8

1.8

1.1

Footnotes:

1The percentile groupings are based on the average wage for each occupation surveyed, which may include workers both above
and below the threshold. The percentile values are based on the estimates published in the "National Compensation Survey:
Occupational Earnings in the United States, 2008." See Technical Note for more details.

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/glossary20082009.htm.