Short-term disability plans: Employee contribution requirement

Table 23. Short-term disability plans: Employee contribution
requirement, private industry workers,  National Compensation
Survey, March 2013

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

Characteristics

Employee
contribution
required

Employee
contribution not
required

All workers

19

81

Worker characteristics

   

Management, professional, and related

13

87

    Management, business, and financial

11

89

    Professional and related

15

85

Service

41

59

Sales and office

19

81

    Sales and related

24

76

    Office and administrative support

17

83

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

15

85

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

14

86

Production, transportation, and material moving

17

83

    Production

14

86

    Transportation and material moving

22

78

Full time

17

83

Part time

40

60

Union

18

82

Nonunion

19

81

Average wage within the following categories:1

   

    Lowest 25 percent

44

56

        Lowest 10 percent

50

50

    Second 25 percent

18

82

    Third 25 percent

16

84

    Highest 25 percent

12

88

        Highest 10 percent

12

88

Establishment characteristics

   

Goods-producing industries

12

88

    Construction

20

80

    Manufacturing

11

89

Service-providing industries

21

79

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

21

79

        Wholesale trade

17

83

        Retail trade

27

73

        Transportation and warehousing

16

84

    Information

14

86

    Financial activities

9

91

        Finance and insurance

6

94

            Credit intermediation and related activities

5

95

            Insurance carriers and related activities

6

94

    Professional and business services

15

85

        Administrative and waste services

28

72

    Education and health services

25

75

        Educational services

12

88

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

10

90

        Healthcare and social assistance

28

72

    Leisure and hospitality

43

57

        Accommodation and food services

43

57

    Other services

46

54

1 to 99 workers

27

73

    1 to 49 workers

30

70

    50 to 99 workers

20

80

100 workers or more

14

86

    100 to 499 workers

16

84

    500 workers or more

11

89

Geographic areas

   

New England

4

96

Middle Atlantic

48

52

East North Central

6

94

South Atlantic

8

92

East South Central

7

93

West South Central

6

94

Mountain

5

95

Pacific

15

85

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: Because of rounding, sums of individual
items may not equal totals. 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.