Short-term disability plans: Duration of benefits

Table 25. Short-term disability plans: Duration of benefits, civilian workers,1 National Compensation
Survey, March 2012

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

Characteristics

Fixed
duration

Number of weeks2

Duration
varies

10th
percentile

25th
percentile

50th
percentile
(median)

75th
percentile

90th
percentile

All workers

91

12

21

26

26

26

9

Worker characteristics

             

Management, professional, and related

90

12

20

26

26

26

10

    Management, business, and financial

92

12

18

26

26

26

8

    Professional and related

88

12

21

26

26

26

12

        Teachers

82

12

22

26

26

52

18

        Registered nurses

92

12

21

26

26

26

8

Service

94

13

26

26

26

6

    Protective service

91

12

22

26

26

26

9

Sales and office

92

12

18

26

26

26

8

    Sales and related

89

12

13

26

26

26

11

    Office and administrative support

93

12

21

26

26

26

7

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

92

13

24

26

26

36

8

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

97

13

24

26

26

26

3

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

88

13

24

26

26

12

Production, transportation, and material moving

92

13

25

26

26

26

8

    Production

92

13

24

26

26

26

8

    Transportation and material moving

91

13

25

26

26

26

9

Full time

91

12

21

26

26

26

9

Part time

95

26

26

26

5

Union

87

13

26

26

26

52

13

Nonunion

92

12

20

26

26

26

8

Average wage within the following categories:3

             

    Lowest 25 percent

93

13

25

26

26

26

7

        Lowest 10 percent

95

21

26

26

26

52

5

    Second 25 percent

94

12

20

26

26

26

6

    Third 25 percent

92

12

20

26

26

26

8

    Highest 25 percent

88

13

24

26

26

26

12

        Highest 10 percent

86

13

22

26

26

26

14

Establishment characteristics

             

Goods-producing industries

92

13

25

26

26

26

8

Service-providing industries

91

12

21

26

26

26

9

    Education and health services

90

13

22

26

26

26

10

        Educational services

83

13

22

26

26

52

17

            Elementary and secondary schools

76

13

22

26

52

24

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

91

26

26

26

26

9

        Healthcare and social assistance

94

12

20

26

26

26

6

            Hospitals

90

13

21

26

26

26

10

    Public administration

88

24

26

26

52

12

1 to 99 workers

94

12

18

26

26

26

6

    1 to 49 workers

94

12

24

26

26

26

6

    50 to 99 workers

93

12

13

26

26

26

7

100 workers or more

90

13

22

26

26

26

10

    100 to 499 workers

92

12

18

26

26

26

8

    500 workers or more

88

13

25

26

26

26

12

Geographic areas

             

Middle Atlantic

93

24

26

26

26

26

7

East North Central

87

13

20

26

26

13

South Atlantic

94

12

18

26

26

6

West South Central

93

12

26

26

26

7

Pacific

92

12

18

26

26

26

8

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.

3The 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.

2The 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 re ceive the same or less
than the benefit shown. The remaining percentiles follow the same logic.


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/glossary20112012.htm.