Short-term disability plans: Method of benefit payment

Table 24. Short-term disability plans: Method of benefit payment, private industry
workers,  National Compensation Survey, March 2013

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

Characteristics

Flat dollar
amounts

Dollar
amount
varies

Fixed
percent of
annual
earnings

Percent
varies by
annual
earnings

Other

All workers

6

2

68

23

1

Worker characteristics

         

Management, professional, and related

1

1

63

33

1

    Management, business, and financial

2

1

57

39

1

    Professional and related

1

1

68

29

1

Service

5

88

5

Sales and office

3

1

67

28

[1]

    Sales and related

4

70

25

    Office and administrative support

3

1

66

29

1

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

17

58

19

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

32

8

50

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

7

63

26

Production, transportation, and material moving

15

68

11

    Production

18

62

13

    Transportation and material moving

13

77

8

Full time

7

2

66

25

1

Part time

4

85

10

Union

22

54

14

Nonunion

4

1

70

25

1

Average wage within the following categories:2

         

    Lowest 25 percent

5

85

8

        Lowest 10 percent

95

4

    Second 25 percent

8

2

73

17

1

    Third 25 percent

8

2

67

22

[1]

    Highest 25 percent

4

2

59

33

1

        Highest 10 percent

2

1

59

37

1

Establishment characteristics

         

Goods-producing industries

17

59

19

    Construction

27

4

57

    Manufacturing

15

5

59

19

1

Service-providing industries

3

1

71

25

1

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

7

75

17

        Wholesale trade

5

73

20

        Retail trade

4

78

17

        Transportation and warehousing

76

8

        Utilities

50

48

    Information

36

61

    Financial activities

48

51

        Finance and insurance

1

43

57

            Credit intermediation and related activities

32

67

            Insurance carriers and related activities

56

44

        Real estate and rental and leasing

87

    Professional and business services

68

30

        Professional and technical services

71

28

        Administrative and waste services

79

    Education and health services

4

84

10

        Educational services

83

12

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

80

18

        Healthcare and social assistance

4

85

9

    Leisure and hospitality

4

90

        Accommodation and food services

4

90

    Other services

2

92

1 to 99 workers

6

75

17

    1 to 49 workers

6

74

18

    50 to 99 workers

6

77

14

100 workers or more

6

2

63

27

1

    100 to 499 workers

8

1

70

21

[1]

    500 workers or more

5

4

56

34

1

Geographic areas

         

New England

5

65

28

Middle Atlantic

4

84

11

East North Central

12

4

59

25

[1]

South Atlantic

6

1

66

27

[1]

East South Central

9

64

21

West South Central

6

56

36

Mountain

5

66

29

Pacific

3

2

65

28

3

1Less than 0.5.


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& nbsp;Compensation - March 2013."