Short-term disability plans: Fixed percent of annual earnings

Table 26. Short-term disability plans: Fixed percent of annual earnings, private industry workers,  National
Compensation Survey, March 2012

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

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

1

19

1

37

27

15

63.4

60.0

Worker characteristics

               

Management, professional, and related

1

16

1

41

21

19

64.8

60.0

    Management, business, and financial

17

41

18

23

65.4

60.0

    Professional and related

1

16

1

42

24

17

64.4

60.0

Service

29

29

36

4

60.1

60.0

    Protective service

45

5

58.7

60.0

Sales and office

1

19

2

36

27

14

63.3

60.0

    Sales and related

18

39

27

13

63.2

60.0

    Office and administrative support

1

20

2

35

27

15

63.3

60.0

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

17

40

28

12

62.0

60.0

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

14

35

36

10

61.7

60.0

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

18

43

23

14

62.1

60.0

Production, transportation, and material moving

1

18

1

36

28

16

64.2

60.0

    Production

1

17

2

40

26

13

62.2

60.0

    Transportation and material moving

19

32

29

19

66.5

60.0

Full time

1

18

1

39

25

16

63.7

60.0

Part time

30

25

37

7

61.4

60.0

Union

2

20

3

20

37

17

64.4

66.0

Nonunion

1

19

1

40

25

14

63.3

60.0

Average wage within the following categories:1

               

    Lowest 25 percent

28

29

36

5

60.6

60.0

        Lowest 10 percent

33

25

40

2

60.0

60.0

    Second 25 percent

1

17

1

38

30

12

63.1

60.0

    Third 25 percent

1

19

1

39

25

15

63.3

60.0

    Highest 25 percent

1

17

1

39

22

21

64.9

60.0

        Highest 10 percent

18

36

22

23

66.0

60.0

Establishment characteristics

               

Goods-producing industries

2

14

1

40

24

18

64.0

60.0

    Construction

21

28

38

6

60.4

60.0

    Manufacturing

1

13

2

41

23

20

64.5

60.0

Service-providing industries

1

20

1

37

27

14

63.3

60.0

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

19

33

28

18

65.5

60.0

        Wholesale trade

17

40

28

14

64.2

60.0

        Utilities

5

41

48

77.3

67.0

    Information

19

32

26

22

63.6

60.0

    Financial activities

19

30

24

25

65.8

60.0

        Finance and insurance

14

29

25

31

68.2

66.0

            Credit intermediation and related activities

22

27

31

18

64.3

60.0

            Insurance carriers and related activities

8

2

36

17

37

69.3

66.0

        Real estate and rental and leasing

22

58.7

60.0

    Professional and business services

14

46

30

8

62.5

60.0

        Professional and technical services

9

53

26

11

63.8

60.0

        Administrative and waste services

32

44

60.8

60.0

    Education and health services

2

22

1

39

24

12

61.9

60.0

        Educational services

27

24

15

33

69.0

60.0

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

26

24

12

37

71.4

60.0

        Healthcare and social assistance

2

21

2

42

26

7

60.2

60.0

    Leisure and hospitality

38

30

28

5

59.5

60.0

        Accommodation and food services

36

31

4

59.7

60.0

    Other services

24

7

24

31

59.8

60.0

1 to 99 workers

1

24

1

33

31

10

62.0

60.0

    1 to 49 workers

24

30

35

9

61.9

60.0

    50 to 99 workers

23

41

22

13

62.1

60.0

100 workers or more

1

16

1

40

23

18

64.5

60.0

    100 to 499 workers

1

12

1

45

24

16

64.1

60.0

    500 workers or more

1

20

1

34

22

21

65.0

60.0

Geographic areas

               

Middle Atlantic

36

11

44

7

61.1

66.0

East North Central

8

52

20

18

64.0

60.0

South Atlantic

11

56

11

20

64.2

60.0

East South Central

55

8

65.2

60.0

West South Central

8

54

16

19

65.7

60.0

Mountain

7

51

19

20

65.3

60.0

Pacific

2

10

5

38

27

17

64.6

60.0

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: 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.