Short-term disability plans: Fixed percent of annual earnings

Table 26. Short-term disability plans: Fixed percent of annual earnings, civilian workers,1 National Compensation
Survey, March 2012

(All workers with fixed percent of annual earnings short-term disability coverage = 100 percent)

Characteristics

Fixed percent of annual earnings

Mean fixed
percent of
annual
earnings

Median
fixed
percent of
annual
earnings

Less than
50 percent

50 percent

51 to 59
percent

60 percent

61 to 69
percent

Greater
than 69
percent

All workers

1

21

2

36

26

15

63.1

60.0

Worker characteristics

               

Management, professional, and related

1

19

2

39

20

19

64.2

60.0

    Management, business, and financial

19

40

17

21

64.5

60.0

    Professional and related

1

19

2

38

22

18

64.0

60.0

        Teachers

30

5

24

17

25

65.7

60.0

        Registered nurses

2

20

1

51

18

8

60.2

60.0

Service

30

30

34

4

60.1

60.0

    Protective service

40

31

22

6

59.0

60.0

Sales and office

1

20

2

36

27

14

63.1

60.0

    Sales and related

18

39

27

13

63.1

60.0

    Office and administrative support

1

20

2

35

27

14

63.1

60.0

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

18

39

27

13

62.1

60.0

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

17

33

34

12

62.3

60.0

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

18

44

23

14

62.0

60.0

Production, transportation, and material moving

1

18

1

36

27

16

64.1

60.0

    Production

1

17

2

40

27

13

62.2

60.0

    Transportation and material moving

19

32

28

19

66.3

60.0

Full time

1

19

2

38

24

16

63.4

60.0

Part time

31

24

36

7

61.1

60.0

Union

1

20

5

26

33

15

63.4

60.0

Nonunion

1

21

1

39

24

14

63.1

60.0

Average wage within the following categories:2

               

    Lowest 25 percent

27

30

35

6

60.9

60.0

        Lowest 10 percent

31

24

40

3

60.4

60.0

    Second 25 percent

1

19

2

39

28

12

62.7

60.0

    Third 25 percent

1

21

2

38

24

15

62.9

60.0

    Highest 25 percent

1

19

2

37

22

20

64.8

60.0

        Highest 10 percent

19

34

21

23

65.8

60.0

Establishment characteristics

               

Goods-producing industries

2

15

1

40

24

18

63.9

60.0

Service-providing industries

1

22

2

36

26

14

63.0

60.0

    Education and health services

1

26

4

35

21

14

61.9

60.0

        Educational services

34

7

22

13

25

64.6

60.0

            Elementary and secondary schools

40

4

24

12

19

61.3

60.0

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

24

12

20

10

34

69.9

60.0

        Healthcare and social assistance

2

21

2

43

26

7

60.3

60.0

            Hospitals

2

21

3

49

18

7

59.7

60.0

    Public administration

28

33

30

6

60.4

60.0

1 to 99 workers

1

24

1

33

30

10

61.8

60.0

    1 to 49 workers

25

30

34

9

61.7

60.0

    50 to 99 workers

23

41

22

13

62.0

60.0

100 workers or more

1

18

2

38

23

17

64.0

60.0

    100 to 499 workers

1

13

1

45

24

16

63.9

60.0

    500 workers or more

1

23

3

32

22

19

64.2

60.0

Geographic areas

               

Middle Atlantic

35

12

44

6

61.2

66.0

East North Central

12

49

20

17

63.5

60.0

South Atlantic

19

50

10

19

63.4

60.0

East South Central

53

8

66.3

60.0

West South Central

9

54

15

19

65.5

60.0

Mountain

7

51

19

21

65.5

60.0

Pacific

2

13

10

40

22

13

62.8

60.0

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: 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.

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.