Short-term disability plans: Employee contribution requirement Data Table

Table 23. Short-term disability plans: Employee contribution
requirement, civilian workers,1 National Compensation Survey, March
2010

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

Characteristics

Employee
contribution
required

Employee
contribution not
required

All workers

19

81

Worker characteristics

 

 

Management, professional, and related

15

85

    Management, business, and financial

14

86

    Professional and related

16

84

        Teachers

21

79

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

24

76

        Registered nurses

19

81

Service

32

68

    Protective service

18

82

Sales and office

19

81

    Sales and related

23

77

    Office and administrative support

18

82

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

19

81

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

17

83

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

20

80

Production, transportation, and material moving

17

83

    Production

14

86

    Transportation and material moving

20

80

Full time

17

83

Part time

34

66

Union

17

83

Nonunion

19

81

Average wage within the following categories:2

 

 

    Lowest 25 percent

34

66

        Lowest 10 percent

49

51

    Second 25 percent

19

81

    Third 25 percent

16

84

    Highest 25 percent

15

85

        Highest 10 percent

13

87

Establishment characteristics

 

 

Goods-producing industries

13

87

Service-providing industries

21

79

    Education and health services

21

79

        Educational services

13

87

            Elementary and secondary schools

12

88

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

8

92

        Health care and social assistance

26

74

            Hospitals

22

78

    Public administration

16

84

1 to 99 workers

27

73

    1 to 49 workers

30

70

    50 to 99 workers

23

77

100 workers or more

15

85

    100 to 499 workers

17

83

    500 workers or more

12

88

Geographic areas

 

 

New England

7

93

Middle Atlantic

46

54

East North Central

7

93

West North Central

7

93

South Atlantic

7

93

West South Central

9

91

Mountain

4

96

Pacific

12

88

Footnotes:

1Includes workers in the private nonfarm economy except those in private households, and workers in
the public sector, except the federal government. See Technical Note for further explanation.

2The categories are based on the average wage for each occupation surveyed, which may include
workers with earnings both above and below the threshold. The average wages are based on the
estimates published in the "National Compensation Survey: Occupational Earnings in the United States,
2009." See Technical Note for more details.


NOTE: Because of rounding, sums of individual items may not equal totals. For definitions of major plans,
key provisions, and related terms, see the "Glossary of Employee Benefit Terms" at
www.bls.gov/ncs/ebs/glossary20092010.htm.