Standard Errors
Short-term disability plans: Method of benefit payment

Table 24. Standard errors for short-term disability plans: Method of benefit payment,
civilian workers,1 National Compensation Survey, March 2012

Characteristics

Flat dollar
amounts

Dollar
amount
varies

Fixed
percent of
annual
earnings

Percent
varies by
annual
earnings

Other

All workers

0.5

0.3

1.1

0.8

0.3

Worker characteristics

         

Management, professional, and related

0.4

0.3

1.7

1.6

0.3

    Management, business, and financial

0.8

2.3

2.2

    Professional and related

0.5

0.2

1.8

1.7

0.4

        Teachers

3.2

1.2

1.0

        Registered nurses

3.4

3.0

0.7

Service

1.4

0.5

1.9

1.1

0.5

    Protective service

0.7

4.9

4.5

Sales and office

0.4

0.2

1.3

1.2

0.4

    Sales and related

0.9

2.1

1.9

    Office and administrative support

0.5

0.2

1.3

1.3

0.6

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

1.9

0.9

2.3

1.7

0.3

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

3.8

1.9

3.9

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

2.0

3.0

2.5

Production, transportation, and material moving

1.7

0.8

2.3

1.3

0.6

    Production

1.9

1.2

2.7

1.8

0.7

    Transportation and material moving

2.6

0.6

3.2

1.6

0.6

Full time

0.5

0.3

1.1

0.8

0.3

Part time

1.2

0.1

1.6

1.3

0.2

Union

1.7

0.9

2.1

1.1

0.6

Nonunion

0.4

0.2

1.2

1.0

0.3

Average wage within the following categories:2

         

    Lowest 25 percent

1.7

2.3

1.3

        Lowest 10 percent

0.7

1.9

1.6

    Second 25 percent

0.9

0.3

1.5

1.1

0.5

    Third 25 percent

0.9

0.4

1.5

1.1

0.5

    Highest 25 percent

0.6

0.3

1.5

1.3

0.3

        Highest 10 percent

0.4

0.4

1.8

1.7

0.4

Establishment characteristics

         

Goods-producing industries

1.3

0.8

2.1

1.5

0.6

Service-providing industries

0.4

0.2

1.2

1.0

0.3

    Education and health services

1.2

0.2

1.8

1.2

1.0

        Educational services

2.0

1.2

0.6

            Elementary and secondary schools

2.4

0.8

1.1

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

0.4

2.4

2.6

        Healthcare and social assistance

1.7

0.2

2.9

1.7

1.6

            Hospitals

3.0

2.7

0.8

    Public administration

0.8

2.7

2.4

1 to 99 workers

0.8

0.4

1.7

1.2

0.2

    1 to 49 workers

0.8

0.4

1.5

1.1

0.3

    50 to 99 workers

1.8

4.2

2.9

100 workers or more

0.6

0.3

1.3

1.0

0.4

    100 to 499 workers

0.9

0.3

1.6

1.2

0.4

    500 workers or more

0.7

0.5

1.7

1.5

0.7

Geographic areas

         

Middle Atlantic

0.9

0.1

1.3

0.7

0.4

East North Central

1.2

0.6

2.3

1.8

0.3

South Atlantic

1.1

0.2

3.0

2.7

0.1

East South Central

2.3

5.8

4.4

West South Central

1.3

3.8

3.9

Mountain

1.7

3.1

2.6

Pacific

1.3

0.3

3.6

1.9

2.0

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.


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/glossary20112012.htm.

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.