Short-term disability plans: Method of benefit payment Data Table

Table 23. Short-term disability plans: Method of benefit payment, State and local
government workers, National Compensation Survey, March 2009

(All workers with short-term disabilty coverage = 100 percent)

Characteristics

Flat dollar
amounts

Dollar
amount
varies

Fixed
percent of
earnings

Percent
varies by
earnings

Other

All workers

2

1

86

9

2

Worker characteristics

         

Management, professional, and related

1

1

87

8

3

    Professional and related

2

1

86

8

3

        Teachers

3

85

8

3

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

82

8

4

        Registered nurses

94

Service

2

86

9

2

    Protective service

83

Sales and office

1

85

10

3

    Office and administrative support

2

84

11

3

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

85

11

Production, transportation, and material moving

78

Full time

2

1

86

9

2

Part time

3

81

11

Union

3

1

82

10

3

Nonunion

1

89

8

1

Wage percentiles:1

         

    Lowest 10 percent

90

    Lowest 25 percent

2

89

5

3

    Second 25 percent

3

83

13

2

    Third 25 percent

2

87

8

2

    Highest 25 percent

1

1

85

9

3

    Highest 10 percent

2

83

11

Establishment characteristics

         

Service-providing industries

2

1

86

9

2

    Education and health services

2

1

86

8

4

        Educational services

2

1

86

7

4

            Elementary and secondary schools

2

1

86

5

5

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

86

12

        Health care and social assistance

84

11

            Hospitals

92

7

    Public administration

2

86

10

1 to 99 workers

89

    1 to 49 workers

85

    50 to 99 workers

97

100 workers or more

2

1

85

10

2

    100 to 499 workers

84

12

    500 workers or more

2

85

9

3

State government

82

17

Local government

3

1

87

6

4

Geographic areas

         

New England

88

Middle Atlantic

3

90

1

5

East North Central

3

77

17

West North Central

85

South Atlantic

87

13

East South Central

84

West South Central

88

Mountain

94

Pacific

2

2

83

9

3

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: 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/glossary20082009.htm.