Standard Errors
Short-term disability plans: Fixed percent of annual earnings

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

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

0.3

1.2

0.2

1.3

1.4

0.7

0.2

0.0

Worker characteristics

               

Management, professional, and related

0.2

1.5

0.3

1.9

1.9

1.2

0.4

0.0

    Management, business, and financial

2.0

2.1

1.6

1.4

0.5

0.0

    Professional and related

0.2

2.4

0.3

2.4

3.0

1.6

0.5

0.0

        Teachers

3.5

0.6

3.9

2.2

2.9

1.1

0.0

        Registered nurses

0.7

3.3

0.4

6.8

4.6

2.4

0.6

0.0

Service

2.9

3.2

3.2

0.7

0.5

0.0

    Protective service

6.0

6.8

6.5

1.6

1.0

0.0

Sales and office

0.4

1.1

0.4

1.5

1.7

1.0

0.3

0.0

    Sales and related

2.1

3.0

3.5

1.9

0.6

0.0

    Office and administrative support

0.5

1.5

0.4

1.6

1.6

1.1

0.4

0.0

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

2.0

3.3

2.4

2.2

0.6

0.0

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

2.4

5.2

4.3

2.7

1.3

1.4

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

3.0

3.7

3.4

3.0

0.6

0.0

Production, transportation, and material moving

0.3

2.1

0.4

2.4

1.9

1.8

0.6

0.0

    Production

0.6

2.4

0.6

3.3

2.7

2.2

0.5

0.0

    Transportation and material moving

2.4

3.3

2.2

2.8

1.1

1.6

Full time

0.3

1.1

0.2

1.3

1.3

0.7

0.3

0.0

Part time

3.0

3.3

2.8

1.0

0.5

0.0

Union

0.5

1.5

0.5

2.1

2.3

1.4

0.6

2.2

Nonunion

0.3

1.3

0.2

1.4

1.3

0.8

0.3

0.0

Average wage within the following categories:2

               

    Lowest 25 percent

2.3

2.9

2.7

0.9

0.4

0.0

        Lowest 10 percent

4.3

4.8

3.9

1.1

0.6

0.0

    Second 25 percent

0.4

2.0

0.2

2.4

2.9

1.2

0.5

0.0

    Third 25 percent

0.3

1.2

0.2

1.4

1.2

1.0

0.3

0.0

    Highest 25 percent

0.3

1.0

0.4

1.7

1.4

1.0

0.3

0.0

        Highest 10 percent

1.2

2.3

1.4

1.5

0.5

0.0

Establishment characteristics

               

Goods-producing industries

0.6

2.1

0.4

2.7

2.3

1.8

0.6

0.0

Service-providing industries

0.3

1.2

0.2

1.6

1.5

0.8

0.3

0.0

    Education and health services

0.3

3.5

0.4

3.3

2.9

1.6

0.6

0.0

        Educational services

3.3

0.6

2.4

1.2

2.5

1.0

0.0

            Elementary and secondary schools

4.1

0.9

3.5

1.6

3.1

1.0

0.0

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

2.6

0.8

2.1

1.1

3.8

1.7

0.0

        Healthcare and social assistance

0.6

4.2

0.5

4.6

4.5

2.0

0.7

0.0

            Hospitals

0.7

3.5

0.9

6.3

3.9

1.4

0.6

0.0

    Public administration

4.3

5.5

3.6

1.6

0.7

0.0

1 to 99 workers

0.4

2.6

0.2

2.1

2.3

1.0

0.5

0.0

    1 to 49 workers

2.8

2.2

3.2

1.0

0.5

0.0

    50 to 99 workers

2.9

4.6

3.0

2.1

0.7

0.0

100 workers or more

0.3

1.2

0.3

1.9

1.3

1.0

0.3

0.0

    100 to 499 workers

0.5

1.4

0.3

2.4

1.6

1.4

0.3

0.0

    500 workers or more

0.2

1.6

0.4

2.3

1.8

1.5

0.5

0.0

Geographic areas

               

Middle Atlantic

3.4

2.2

3.0

0.6

0.5

6.0

East North Central

2.2

3.4

2.1

2.2

0.5

0.0

South Atlantic

2.1

3.2

1.4

2.0

0.7

0.0

East South Central

8.9

1.7

2.6

0.0

West South Central

1.9

2.3

2.1

1.7

0.6

0.0

Mountain

2.1

5.7

3.4

3.6

1.4

0.0

Pacific

0.9

2.2

2.0

3.2

3.6

1.9

0.9

0.0

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.