Department of Labor Assesses National Average Weekly Wage for Fiscal Year 2019

Based on data compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Department of Labor (DOL) has made a final determination of the national average weekly wage as defined under the Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. This determination affects the minimum and maximum compensation rates required to be paid by employers for injuries sustained under the Act.

National Average Weekly Wage:                 $755.38

Maximum Compensation:                            $1,510.76

Minimum Compensation:                             $377.69

Percentage Increase:                                     2.65%

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