Short-term disability plans: Method of benefit payment

Table 25. Short-term disability plans: Method of benefit payment, State and local
government workers, National Compensation Survey, March 2011

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

Characteristics

Flat dollar
amounts

Dollar
amount
varies

Fixed
percent of
annual
earnings

Percent
varies by
annual
earnings

Other

All workers

3

[1]

84

8

4

Worker characteristics

         

Management, professional, and related

83

7

6

    Professional and related

83

6

6

        Teachers

76

5

12

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

71

3

16

Service

3

85

9

    Protective service

82

Sales and office

85

10

3

    Office and administrative support

85

10

3

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

85

11

Production, transportation, and material moving

77

Full time

3

[1]

84

8

4

Part time

4

82

8

Union

5

1

80

9

6

Nonunion

89

8

1

Average wage within the following categories:2

         

    Lowest 25 percent

3

87

7

        Lowest 10 percent

90

2

    Second 25 percent

3

84

11

    Third 25 percent

84

8

1

    Highest 25 percent

81

7

10

Establishment characteristics

         

Service-providing industries

3

[1]

84

8

4

    Education and health services

83

6

7

        Educational services

83

5

7

            Elementary and secondary schools

5

82

9

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

85

11

        Health care and social assistance

85

11

            Hospitals

93

7

    Public administration

2

86

11

1 to 99 workers

89

    1 to 49 workers

84

    50 to 99 workers

99

100 workers or more

3

1

83

9

4

    100 to 499 workers

85

11

    500 workers or more

4

[1]

83

9

5

State government

83

17

Local government

85

5

6

Geographic areas

         

New England

96

Middle Atlantic

3

83

12

East North Central

3

77

16

South Atlantic

83

West South Central

85

Mountain

96

Pacific

86

8

4

1Less than 0.5 percent.

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, 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.