Short-term disability plans: Maximum benefit amounts

Table 27. Short-term disability plans: Maximum benefit amounts, State and local government workers,
National Compensation Survey, March 2012

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

Characteristics

With
maximum
benefit
amount

Maximum weekly benefit amount1

With no
maximum
benefit
amount

10th
percentile

25th
percentile

50th
percentile
(median)

75th
percentile

90th
percentile

All workers

70

$170

$600

$831

$1,662

30

Worker characteristics

             

Management, professional, and related

72

170

$500

692

917

2,000

28

    Professional and related

71

170

692

831

2,000

29

        Teachers

72

170

500

692

831

2,000

28

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

68

170

500

692

2,000

32

Service

67

135

200

513

692

1,500

33

    Protective service

61

135

200

450

692

39

Sales and office

72

185

559

1,662

28

    Office and administrative support

72

185

559

1,662

28

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

63

135

572

692

1,500

37

Production, transportation, and material moving

58

170

550

1,000

42

Full time

71

170

692

850

1,662

29

Part time

59

135

185

200

500

769

41

Union

78

135

200

500

831

1,662

22

Nonunion

62

450

625

692

917

2,000

38

Average wage within the following categories:2

             

    Lowest 25 percent

65

200

476

692

750

1,500

35

        Lowest 10 percent

60

500

692

2,000

40

    Second 25 percent

71

170

200

550

692

1,662

29

    Third 25 percent

76

170

692

1,662

24

    Highest 25 percent

68

135

200

572

961

2,000

32

        Highest 10 percent

67

170

598

917

33

Establishment characteristics

             

Service-providing industries

70

170

600

833

1,662

30

    Education and health services

69

185

500

692

831

2,000

31

        Educational services

70

185

500

692

831

30

            Elementary and secondary schools

69

200

500

692

831

31

        Healthcare and social assistance

64

135

572

2,000

36

            Hospitals

64

170

1,500

2,000

36

    Public administration

71

135

200

572

1,662

29

1 to 99 workers

68

450

692

1,662

32

100 workers or more

70

170

200

598

831

1,662

30

    100 to 499 workers

58

170

500

692

1,500

2,310

42

    500 workers or more

73

170

200

572

831

1,662

27

State government

79

135

185

572

1,662

21

Local government

67

185

692

850

33

Geographic areas

             

Middle Atlantic

85

170

200

476

572

831

15

East North Central

25

500

600

1,000

2,000

75

South Atlantic

79

500

692

692

692

2,000

21

Pacific

81

135

135

1,662

19

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.