Standard Errors
Short-term disability plans: Maximum benefit amounts

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

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

2.4

$0.00

$84.43

$118.24

$181.65

2.4

Worker characteristics

             

Management, professional, and related

2.5

17.53

$39.02

0.00

135.97

342.17

2.5

    Professional and related

2.7

8.45

0.00

162.73

385.05

2.7

        Teachers

3.5

19.46

40.08

0.00

163.23

409.36

3.5

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

3.9

11.48

51.53

0.00

556.44

3.9

Service

4.1

5.47

0.00

44.94

95.16

118.69

4.1

    Protective service

7.8

0.00

46.42

124.43

56.18

7.8

Sales and office

4.1

16.57

52.85

50.61

4.1

    Office and administrative support

3.9

18.89

49.07

25.31

3.9

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

7.1

18.94

77.51

76.84

290.02

7.1

Production, transportation, and material moving

8.4

45.41

83.19

246.98

8.4

Full time

2.4

0.00

87.22

152.96

301.87

2.4

Part time

5.3

33.26

2.34

7.81

22.66

131.67

5.3

Union

2.6

0.00

17.38

11.31

92.85

184.00

2.6

Nonunion

4.0

80.12

60.70

0.00

188.61

286.01

4.0

Average wage within the following categories:2

             

    Lowest 25 percent

3.9

13.86

41.85

50.40

63.71

298.36

3.9

        Lowest 10 percent

8.0

132.14

49.03

541.88

8.0

    Second 25 percent

3.5

30.74

0.00

45.02

109.09

202.44

3.5

    Third 25 percent

3.4

0.00

64.36

415.73

3.4

    Highest 25 percent

2.6

37.88

18.89

41.48

79.33

470.91

2.6

        Highest 10 percent

3.3

0.00

114.76

124.47

3.3

Establishment characteristics

             

Service-providing industries

2.4

0.00

92.50

138.51

245.43

2.4

    Education and health services

2.9

5.24

30.94

0.00

89.03

453.24

2.9

        Educational services

3.5

0.00

12.43

0.00

44.00

3.5

            Elementary and secondary schools

3.6

45.66

4.54

0.00

48.22

3.6

        Healthcare and social assistance

6.4

0.00

80.51

478.10

6.4

            Hospitals

7.9

26.22

361.78

298.67

7.9

    Public administration

4.1

22.54

0.00

18.66

158.39

4.1

1 to 99 workers

6.8

106.07

57.32

380.56

6.8

100 workers or more

2.5

0.00

0.00

51.05

104.84

388.75

2.5

    100 to 499 workers

6.4

4.06

143.75

83.24

394.14

198.15

6.4

    500 workers or more

2.6

0.00

0.00

43.32

57.27

214.72

2.6

State government

4.6

0.00

0.00

28.29

0.00

4.6

Local government

2.7

18.74

30.27

138.31

2.7

Geographic areas

             

Middle Atlantic

3.6

0.00

0.00

108.29

12.84

0.00

3.6

East North Central

5.4

101.23

106.09

150.47

170.56

5.4

South Atlantic

4.9

0.00

114.18

0.00

0.00

284.30

4.9

Pacific

3.0

0.00

13.53

380.73

3.0

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: 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.