Average Weekly Earnings

Average Weekly Earnings

Effective Dates

December 31, 1992 - December 30, 1999

Policy Code


General Information

A worker who is absent from work due to a compensable disability is entitled to compensation for loss of earnings, which usually takes the form of periodic payments, commonly referred to as "wage loss benefits". As a starting point in the calculation of how much a worker will receive in the event of a work-related injury, a wage rate is established by reference to the average weekly earnings of the worker at the time of or preceding the injury.