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Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation (DCMWC)

Wage Base History

Years

Wage Base

1937 - 50

$ 3,000

1951 - 54

3,600

1955 - 58

4,200

1959 - 65

4,800

1966 - 67

6,600

1968 - 71

7,800

1972

9,000

1973

10,800

1974

13,200

1975

14,100

1976

15,300

1977

16,500

1978

17,700

1979

22,900 1

1980

25,900 1

1981

29,700 1

1982

32,400 2

1983

35,700

1984

37,800

1985

39,600

1986

42,000

1987

43,800

1988

45,000

1989

48,000

1990

51,300

1991

53,400

1992

56,600

1993

57,600

1994

60,600

1995

61,200

1996

62,700

1997

65,400

1998

68,400

1999

72,600

2000

76,200

2001

80,400

2002

84,900

2003

87,000

2004

87,900

2005

90,000

2006

94,200

2007

97,500

2008

102,000

2009

106,800

2010

106,800

2011

106,800

Exhibit 609

 

1 Established by P.L. 95‑216, enacted December 20, 1977.

2 Automatically increased after 1981 to take account of increases in average annual wages.