National Average Weekly Wages (NAWW)

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Minimum and Maximum Compensation Rates, and Annual October Increases (Section 10(f))

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FISCAL YEAR PERIOD NAWW MAX MIN PERCENT INCREASE
FY20 10/01/2019 – 09/30/2020 $780.04 $1,560.08 $390.02 3.26%
FY19 10/01/2018 – 09/30/2019 $755.38 $1,510.76 $377.69 2.65%
FY18 10/01/2017 – 09/30/2018 $735.89 $1,471.78 $367.94 2.46%
FY17 10/01/2016 – 09/30/2017 $718.24 $1,436.48 $359.12 2.17%
FY16 10/01/2015 – 09/30/2016 $703.00 $1,406.00 $351.50 2.10%
FY15 10/01/2014 – 09/30/2015 $688.51 $1,377.02 $344.26 2.25%
FY14 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2014 $673.34 $1,346.68 $336.67 1.62%
FY13 10/01/2012 – 09/30/2013 $662.59 $1,325.18 $331.30 2.31%
FY12 10/01/2011 – 09/30/2012 $647.60 $1,295.20 $323.80 3.05%
FY11 10/01/2010 – 09/30/2011 $628.42 $1,256.84 $314.21 2.63%
FY10 10/01/2009 – 09/30/2010 $612.33 $1,224.66 $306.17 2.00%
FY09 10/01/2008 – 09/30/2009 $600.31 $1,200.62 $300.16 3.47%
FY08 10/01/2007 – 09/30/2008 $580.18 $1,160.36 $290.09 4.12%
FY07 10/01/2006 – 09/30/2007 $557.22 $1114.44 $278.61 3.80%
FY06 10/01/2005 – 09/30/2006 $536.82 $1073.64 $268.41 2.53%
FY05 10/01/2004 – 09/30/2005 $523.58 $1,047.16 $261.79 1.59%
FY04 10/01/2003 – 09/30/2004 $515.39 $1,030.78 $257.70 3.44%
FY03 10/01/2002 – 09/30/2003 $498.27 $996.54 $249.14 3.15%
FY02 10/01/2001 – 09/30/2002 $483.04 $966.08 $241.52 3.45%
FY01 10/01/2000 – 09/30/2001 $466.91 $933.82 $233.46 3.61%
FY00 10/01/1999 – 09/30/2000 $450.64 $901.28 $225.32 3.39%
FY99 10/01/1998 – 09/30/1999 $435.88 $871.76 $217.94 4.31%
FY98 10/01/1997 – 09/30/1998 $417.87 $835.74 $208.94 4.33%
FY97 10/01/1996 – 09/30/1997 $400.53 $801.06 $200.27 2.38%
FY96 10/01/1995 – 09/30/1996 $391.22 $782.44 $195.61 2.83%
FY95 10/01/1994 – 09/30/1995 $380.46 $760.92 $190.23 3.06%
FY94 10/01/1993 – 09/30/1994 $369.15 $738.30 $184.58 2.38%
FY93 10/01/1992 – 09/30/1993 $360.57 $721.14 $180.29 3.03%
FY92 10/01/1991 – 09/30/1992 $349.98 $699.96 $174.99 2.61%
FY91 10/01/1990 – 09/30/1991 $341.07 $682.14 $170.54 3.26%
FY90 10/01/1989 – 09/30/1990 $330.31 $660.62 $165.16 3.83%
FY89 10/01/1988 – 09/30/1989 $318.12 $636.24 $159.06 3.13%
FY88 10/01/1987 – 09/30/1988 $308.48 $616.96 $154.24 1.92%
FY87 10/01/1986 – 09/30/1987 $302.66 $605.32 $151.33 1.69%
FY86 10/01/1985 – 09/30/1986 $297.62 $595.24 $148.81 2.69%
FY85 10/01/1984 – 09/30/1985 $289.83 $579.66 $144.92 [5.71%]2
FY84 10/01/1983 – 09/30/1984 $274.17 $548.341 $137.09 4.51%
FY83 10/01/1982 – 09/30/1983 $262.35 $524.70 $131.18 5.64%
FY82 10/01/1981 – 09/30/1982 $248.35 $496.70 $124.18 8.87%
FY81 10/01/1980 – 09/30/1981 $228.12 $456.24 $114.06 7.03%
FY80 10/01/1979 – 09/30/1980 $213.13 $426.26 $106.57 7.43%
FY79 10/01/1978 – 09/30/1979 $198.39 $396.78 $99.20 8.05%
FY78 10/01/1977 – 09/30/1978 $183.61 $367.22 $91.81 7.21%
FY77 10/01/1976 – 09/30/1977 $171.27 $342.54 $85.64 7.59%
FY76 10/01/1975 – 09/30/1976 $159.19 $318.38 $79.60 6.74%
FY75 10/01/1974 – 09/30/1975 $149.14 $261.00 $74.57 6.26%
FY74 10/01/1973 – 09/30/1974 $140.36 $210.54 $70.18 6.49%
FY73 11/26/1972 – 09/30/1973 $131.80 $167.00 $65.90  

1Maximum became applicable in death cases (for any death after September 28, 1984) pursuant to LHWCA Amendments of 1984. Section 9(e)(1) provides that the total weekly death benefits shall not exceed the lesser of the average weekly wages of the deceased or the benefit which the deceased would have been eligible to receive under Section 6(b)(1). The maximum death benefit provision took effect on the day after the 1984 amendments were enacted. Therefore, for the two day period of September 29 and 30, 1984, the maximum rate of $548.34 is applicable, provided it is less than the average weekly wage of the deceased.

2Limited to a maximum of 5 percent under the provisions of Section 10(f) as amended by the LHWCA Amendments of 1984.

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