Short-term disability plans: Duration of benefits

Table 25. Short-term disability plans: Duration of benefits, State and local government workers, National
Compensation Survey, March 2012

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

Characteristics

Fixed
duration

Number of weeks1

Duration
varies

10th
percentile

25th
percentile

50th
percentile
(median)

75th
percentile

90th
percentile

All workers

83

13

22

26

26

52

17

Worker characteristics

             

Management, professional, and related

82

22

26

52

18

    Professional and related

80

22

26

52

20

        Teachers

77

22

26

52

52

23

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

76

22

26

52

52

24

Service

86

24

26

26

52

14

    Protective service

88

25

26

26

52

12

Sales and office

81

22

26

26

52

19

    Office and administrative support

80

21

26

26

20

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

89

13

22

26

26

52

11

Production, transportation, and material moving

78

22

26

52

22

Full time

83

13

22

26

26

52

17

Part time

80

20

26

26

26

20

Union

78

24

26

26

52

22

Nonunion

89

13

21

26

52

11

Average wage within the following categories:2

             

    Lowest 25 percent

83

21

26

52

17

    Second 25 percent

89

24

26

26

52

11

    Third 25 percent

83

24

26

52

17

    Highest 25 percent

79

22

26

26

52

21

        Highest 10 percent

69

20

25

26

26

52

31

Establishment characteristics

             

Service-providing industries

83

13

22

26

26

52

17

    Education and health services

80

22

26

52

20

        Educational services

77

20

22

26

52

23

            Elementary and secondary schools

73

22

26

52

52

27

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

89

25

26

26

26

52

11

        Healthcare and social assistance

93

13

20

26

26

7

    Public administration

88

24

26

26

52

12

100 workers or more

82

22

26

26

52

18

    100 to 499 workers

86

12

20

26

26

52

14

    500 workers or more

81

24

26

26

52

19

State government

94

25

26

26

52

6

Local government

79

13

22

26

26

52

21

Geographic areas

             

Middle Atlantic

79

26

26

26

26

26

21

East North Central

56

20

26

52

52

44

West North Central

88

13

24

26

12

South Atlantic

95

22

22

52

52

5

1The 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.

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.