Short-term disability plans: Fixed percent of annual earnings

Table 26. Short-term disability plans: Fixed percent of annual earnings, civilian workers,1 National Compensation
Survey, March 2013

(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

2

39

26

13

62.7

60.0

Worker characteristics

               

Management, professional, and related

1

19

2

39

21

18

63.7

60.0

    Management, business, and financial

1

17

2

41

20

19

64.5

60.0

    Professional and related

1

20

2

39

21

17

63.3

60.0

        Teachers

28

4

30

16

22

64.6

60.0

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

34

3

27

16

20

62.5

60.0

        Registered nurses

2

21

2

51

15

9

60.0

60.0

Service

27

33

33

4

60.1

60.0

    Protective service

41

29

25

4

58.6

60.0

Sales and office

1

19

2

36

28

14

62.8

60.0

    Sales and related

1

16

2

39

29

13

63.0

60.0

    Office and administrative support

1

20

2

35

28

14

62.7

60.0

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

1

16

1

44

28

9

62.2

60.0

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

14

37

35

64.2

60.0

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

18

48

23

7

61.0

60.0

Production, transportation, and material moving

15

44

26

14

63.2

60.0

    Production

13

43

27

14

62.6

60.0

    Transportation and material moving

16

45

25

13

63.8

60.0

Full time

1

19

2

40

25

14

63.0

60.0

Part time

24

32

35

5

61.1

60.0

Union

1

18

5

32

33

10

61.8

60.0

Nonunion

1

19

1

40

25

14

62.9

60.0

Average wage within the following categories:2

               

    Lowest 25 percent

22

33

35

5

61.0

60.0

        Lowest 10 percent

24

29

42

2

60.9

60.0

    Second 25 percent

1

19

2

40

26

12

62.5

60.0

    Third 25 percent

1

21

2

39

23

14

62.5

60.0

    Highest 25 percent

1

17

2

40

23

18

64.1

60.0

        Highest 10 percent

1

18

2

38

20

21

64.9

60.0

Establishment characteristics

               

Goods-producing industries

1

12

1

44

24

17

63.9

60.0

Service-providing industries

1

21

2

38

26

12

62.5

60.0

    Education and health services

1

27

4

36

19

13

61.5

60.0

        Educational services

32

8

26

12

22

63.8

60.0

            Elementary and secondary schools

37

4

29

13

17

61.1

60.0

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

24

12

21

9

33

69.4

60.0

        Healthcare and social assistance

2

23

2

42

23

8

60.1

60.0

            Hospitals

2

22

3

48

18

8

59.8

60.0

    Public administration

29

31

32

5

60.0

60.0

1 to 99 workers

1

23

1

36

30

9

61.6

60.0

    1 to 49 workers

23

33

33

8

61.6

60.0

    50 to 99 workers

23

43

22

11

61.5

60.0

100 workers or more

1

17

2

40

24

16

63.5

60.0

    100 to 499 workers

1

12

2

47

24

14

63.0

60.0

    500 workers or more

1

21

3

34

23

18

64.0

60.0

Geographic areas

               

New England

8

60

21

65.1

60.0

Middle Atlantic

1

31

1

16

46

5

61.2

66.0

East North Central

13

48

20

17

63.1

60.0

South Atlantic

19

52

9

18

62.6

60.0

East South Central

15

55

11

64.4

60.0

West South Central

9

58

14

17

64.3

60.0

Mountain

7

51

23

19

65.2

60.0

Pacific

12

14

42

20

61.3

60.0

1Includes workers in the private nonfarm economy except those in private households, and workers in the public sector, except the federal government. See Technical Note
for further explanation.

2Surveyed occupations are classified into wage categories based on the average wage for the occupation, which may include workers with earnings both above and below the
threshold.  The categories were formed using percentile estimates generated using data from the National Compensation Survey publication, "Employer Costs for Employee
Compensation - March 2013."


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/glossary20122013.htm.