Standard Errors
Long-term disability plans: Fixed percent of annual earnings

Table 30. Standard errors for long-term disability plans: Fixed percent of annual earnings, State and local
government workers, National Compensation Survey, March 2013

Characteristics

Fixed percent of annual earnings

Mean fixed
percent of
annual
earnings

Median
fixed
percent of
annual
earnings

Less than
60 percent

60 percent

61 to 66
percent

67 percent

Greater
than 67
percent

All workers

2.0

2.7

2.4

1.5

1.0

0.4

0.0

Worker characteristics

             

Management, professional, and related

1.8

3.0

2.7

1.5

1.5

0.5

0.0

    Professional and related

1.9

3.2

2.9

1.6

1.7

0.5

0.7

        Teachers

2.4

3.7

3.3

2.0

2.4

0.7

2.3

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

2.7

4.4

3.8

2.5

2.2

0.8

2.7

Service

3.3

3.5

2.1

1.6

1.6

0.6

0.0

    Protective service

4.9

5.8

3.4

0.9

0.0

Sales and office

3.2

4.0

4.3

2.1

0.4

0.5

0.0

    Office and administrative support

3.2

4.1

4.5

2.2

0.4

0.6

0.0

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

3.2

5.0

4.7

0.7

0.0

Production, transportation, and material moving

4.6

7.1

1.3

0.0

Full time

1.9

2.8

2.5

1.6

0.9

0.4

0.0

Part time

6.0

5.1

2.8

1.3

0.0

Union

2.7

2.7

1.7

2.7

1.8

0.7

0.0

Nonunion

2.1

3.6

3.8

1.7

0.8

0.4

0.0

Average wage within the following categories:1

             

    Lowest 25 percent

3.2

5.4

4.1

3.0

1.2

0.7

0.0

        Lowest 10 percent

5.4

6.5

5.6

0.9

0.0

    Second 25 percent

2.9

4.0

3.9

1.6

1.1

0.6

0.0

    Third 25 percent

2.0

3.7

2.7

2.0

1.3

0.5

0.0

    Highest 25 percent

2.1

2.3

2.3

1.7

1.8

0.5

0.0

        Highest 10 percent

2.4

3.9

2.9

1.7

1.5

0.4

0.0

Establishment characteristics

             

Service-providing industries

2.1

2.7

2.4

1.6

1.0

0.5

0.0

    Education and health services

2.3

3.7

3.0

1.7

1.4

0.5

0.0

        Educational services

2.5

3.7

3.4

1.9

1.6

0.6

0.8

            Elementary and secondary schools

2.9

3.9

4.0

2.0

1.9

0.7

2.5

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

2.9

6.0

3.6

0.4

0.0

        Healthcare and social assistance

5.2

7.7

0.8

0.0

            Hospitals

7.5

10.6

1.2

0.0

    Public administration

3.3

3.8

3.5

2.8

1.1

0.6

0.0

1 to 99 workers

7.5

3.8

2.7

0.9

3.6

    1 to 49 workers

8.9

1.3

4.5

    50 to 99 workers

10.7

1.2

2.6

100 workers or more

1.9

2.6

2.4

1.6

1.1

0.4

0.0

    100 to 499 workers

3.5

4.6

3.2

2.9

2.0

0.7

0.0

    500 workers or more

2.0

3.0

2.8

2.0

1.2

0.4

0.0

State government

2.8

6.8

4.6

0.4

0.0

Local government

2.2

2.7

2.5

1.9

1.3

0.5

0.0

Geographic areas

             

Middle Atlantic

2.0

6.1

3.0

0.5

0.0

East North Central

6.7

2.4

2.5

1.8

9.8

West North Central

7.1

2.8

0.6

0.0

South Atlantic

2.6

4.6

5.4

0.6

0.0

East South Central

11.4

1.2

0.0

West South Central

7.1

0.8

0.0

Mountain

10.1

6.7

0.9

0.0

Pacific

1.7

4.1

2.2

0.3

0.0

1Surveyed 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: 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.