Short-term disability plans: Maximum benefit amounts

Table 27. Standard errors for short-term disability plans: Maximum benefit amounts, private industry
workers,  National Compensation Survey, March 2010

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

1.2

$0.00

$29.11

$0.00

$23.43

$338.78

1.2

Worker characteristics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Management, professional, and related

1.8

0.00

81.58

72.09

56.02

166.81

1.8

    Management, business, and financial

2.2

0.00

119.67

108.82

333.74

78.92

2.2

    Professional and related

2.2

0.00

99.42

13.04

242.13

154.20

2.2

Service

3.2

3.2

Sales and office

1.5

0.00

43.35

0.00

0.00

68.23

1.5

    Sales and related

2.3

0.00

52.39

35.26

413.82

214.72

2.3

    Office and administrative support

1.7

0.00

75.44

0.00

0.00

437.20

1.7

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

2.2

0.00

34.02

8.42

327.38

266.14

2.2

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

4.1

0.00

95.10

4.86

191.81

356.04

4.1

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

2.9

0.00

54.27

43.05

84.12

200.26

2.9

Production, transportation, and material moving

2.0

0.00

20.46

18.48

79.77

167.52

2.0

    Production

2.5

0.00

13.60

15.53

248.23

194.97

2.5

    Transportation and material moving

2.8

0.00

61.94

30.43

134.52

306.90

2.8

Full time

1.3

0.00

49.49

2.34

197.08

1.34

1.3

Part time

5.4

0.00

0.00

138.05

0.00

56.52

5.4

Union

2.4

0.00

19.42

21.87

0.00

282.12

2.4

Nonunion

1.3

0.00

63.67

0.00

172.80

1.31

1.3

Average wage within the following categories:2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Lowest 25 percent

2.9

2.9

        Lowest 10 percent

5.7

5.7

    Second 25 percent

1.6

0.00

50.39

16.69

0.00

154.41

1.6

    Third 25 percent

1.5

0.00

47.90

0.00

24.06

360.37

1.5

    Highest 25 percent

1.6

0.00

124.73

20.12

198.96

60.95

1.6

        Highest 10 percent

2.1

0.00

112.81

13.04

245.66

153.47

2.1

Establishment characteristics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goods-producing industries

2.4

1.35

24.00

17.05

70.47

0.00

2.4

    Construction

3.4

0.00

91.18

27.71

72.44

591.30

3.4

    Manufacturing

2.7

5.74

20.20

19.18

22.65

219.72

2.7

Service-providing industries

1.4

0.00

53.67

0.00

178.02

11.22

1.4

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

1.7

0.00

35.73

2.43

35.25

250.01

1.7

        Wholesale trade

2.9

15.54

75.93

4.37

249.05

155.32

2.9

        Retail trade

2.4

0.00

0.00

50.16

10.21

481.00

2.4

        Transportation and warehousing

3.9

0.00

24.75

18.63

94.02

106.45

3.9

        Utilities

7.5

0.00

50.98

81.99

24.47

195.21

7.5

    Information

5.9

5.9

    Financial activities

2.4

0.00

69.12

204.91

141.30

102.06

2.4

        Finance and insurance

2.2

0.00

13.25

93.11

98.51

0.00

2.2

            Credit intermediation and related activities

3.1

0.00

83.66

193.69

159.20

1,250.36

3.1

            Insurance carriers and related activities

4.1

4.1

        Real estate and rental and leasing

5.4

5.4

    Professional and business services

2.8

0.00

123.97

94.43

357.91

214.43

2.8

        Professional and technical services

3.8

3.8

        Administrative and waste services

2.9

2.9

    Education and health services

1.5

0.00

127.54

0.00

0.00

395.58

1.5

        Educational services

3.0

3.0

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

3.3

3.3

        Health care and social assistance

1.9

0.00

127.11

0.00

78.10

432.11

1.9

1 to 99 workers

1.5

0.00

7.48

4.86

327.48

100.94

1.5

    1 to 49 workers

1.8

0.00

4.69

0.00

314.20

210.36

1.8

    50 to 99 workers

3.3

0.00

37.63

38.97

268.78

202.11

3.3

100 workers or more

1.8

0.00

41.90

15.14

166.04

131.20

1.8

    100 to 499 workers

1.7

0.00

54.56

8.97

235.27

419.75

1.7

    500 workers or more

3.1

0.00

79.94

192.84

0.00

60.11

3.1

Geographic areas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New England

6.1

6.1

Middle Atlantic

1.6

0.00

0.00

59.28

0.00

0.00

1.6

East North Central

2.9

34.29

44.54

113.00

202.83

320.96

2.9

West North Central

4.9

32.62

68.46

117.93

126.86

459.07

4.9

South Atlantic

2.7

22.08

0.00

0.00

307.35

0.00

2.7

West South Central

4.6

47.53

1.56

55.23

272.90

422.93

4.6

Mountain

5.1

5.1

Pacific

2.9

36.15

83.10

102.41

267.47

32.05

2.9

Footnotes:

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.

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: 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/glossary20092010.htm.