Short-term disability plans: Employee contribution requirement

Table 24. Short-term disability plans: Employee contribution
requirement, State and local government workers, National
Compensation Survey, March 2011

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

Characteristics

Employee
contribution
required

Employee
contribution not
required

All workers

13

87

Worker characteristics

   

Management, professional, and related

12

88

    Professional and related

12

88

        Teachers

9

91

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

11

89

Service

15

85

    Protective service

17

83

Sales and office

14

86

    Office and administrative support

14

86

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

13

87

Full time

13

87

Part time

10

90

Union

15

85

Nonunion

10

90

Average wage within the following categories:1

   

    Lowest 25 percent

10

90

        Lowest 10 percent

9

91

    Second 25 percent

13

87

    Third 25 percent

12

88

    Highest 25 percent

15

85

Establishment characteristics

   

Service-providing industries

13

87

    Education and health services

11

89

        Educational services

9

91

            Elementary and secondary schools

9

91

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

5

95

        Health care and social assistance

26

74

            Hospitals

29

71

    Public administration

17

83

     

100 workers or more

13

87

    100 to 499 workers

18

82

    500 workers or more

12

88

State government

12

88

Local government

13

87

Geographic areas

   

New England

100

Middle Atlantic

30

70

East North Central

19

81

West South Central

100

Mountain

15

85

Pacific

5

95

1The 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,
2010." 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/glossary20102011.htm.