Short-term disability plans: Duration of benefits

Table 25. Short-term disability plans: Duration of benefits, State and local government workers, National
Compensation Survey, March 2013

(All workers with short-term disability coverage = 100 percent)

Characteristics

Fixed
duration

Number of weeks1

Duration
varies

10th
percentile

25th
percentile

50th
percentile
(median)

75th
percentile

90th
percentile

All workers

84

13

22

26

26

52

16

Worker characteristics

             

Management, professional, and related

83

22

26

52

17

    Professional and related

80

22

26

52

20

        Teachers

77

22

26

52

52

23

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

76

22

26

52

52

24

Service

86

24

26

26

52

14

    Protective service

86

25

26

26

52

14

Sales and office

82

22

26

26

52

18

    Office and administrative support

82

22

26

26

52

18

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

88

13

22

26

26

52

12

Production, transportation, and material moving

78

22

26

26

22

Full time

84

13

22

26

26

52

16

Union

79

25

26

26

52

21

Nonunion

89

13

21

26

52

11

Average wage within the following categories:2

             

    Lowest 25 percent

85

18

21

26

26

52

15

    Second 25 percent

89

22

26

52

11

    Third 25 percent

83

24

26

52

17

    Highest 25 percent:
         Highest 10 percent

66

24

26

26

52

34

Establishment characteristics

             

Service-providing industries

83

13

22

26

26

52

17

    Education and health services

81

22

26

52

19

        Educational services

78

20

22

26

52

22

            Elementary and secondary schools

75

22

26

52

52

25

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

88

25

26

26

26

52

12

        Healthcare and social assistance

93

13

20

26

26

52

7

    Public administration

87

24

26

26

52

13

100 workers or more

83

22

26

26

52

17

    100 to 499 workers

86

12

20

26

26

52

14

    500 workers or more

82

24

26

26

52

18

State government

94

25

26

26

52

6

Local government

79

13

22

26

26

52

21

Geographic areas

             

Middle Atlantic

80

26

26

26

26

20

East North Central

56

20

26

52

52

44

West North Central

88

13

24

26

12

South Atlantic

94

22

22

52

52

6

Pacific

91

21

26

26

26

9

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/glossary20122013.htm.

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."