Standard Errors
Short-term disability plans: Employee contribution requirement

Table 23. Standard errors for short-term disability plans: Employee
contribution requirement, State and local government workers,
National Compensation Survey, March 2012

Characteristics

Employee
contribution
required

Employee
contribution not
required

All workers

1.4

1.4

Worker characteristics

   

Management, professional, and related

1.3

1.3

    Professional and related

1.4

1.4

        Teachers

2.3

2.3

Service

2.5

2.5

    Protective service

5.4

5.4

Sales and office

2.7

2.7

    Office and administrative support

2.8

2.8

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

3.9

3.9

Production, transportation, and material moving

2.5

2.5

Full time

1.4

1.4

Part time

2.3

2.3

Union

2.0

2.0

Nonunion

1.8

1.8

Average wage within the following categories:1

   

    Lowest 25 percent

2.5

2.5

        Lowest 10 percent

2.9

2.9

    Second 25 percent

1.9

1.9

    Third 25 percent

1.8

1.8

    Highest 25 percent

1.9

1.9

        Highest 10 percent

1.0

1.0

Establishment characteristics

   

Service-providing industries

1.4

1.4

    Education and health services

1.5

1.5

        Educational services

1.3

1.3

            Elementary and secondary schools

1.2

1.2

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

1.1

1.1

        Healthcare and social assistance

4.6

4.6

            Hospitals

5.3

5.3

    Public administration

2.7

2.7

     

100 workers or more

1.4

1.4

    100 to 499 workers

4.3

4.3

    500 workers or more

1.0

1.0

State government

2.3

2.3

Local government

1.6

1.6

Geographic areas

   

New England

0.0

Middle Atlantic

3.5

3.5

East North Central

4.6

4.6

West South Central

0.0

Pacific

1.6

1.6

1The 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: 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.