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Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation (DLHWC)

NAWW Information

National Average Weekly Wages (NAWW), Minimum and Maximum
Compensation Rates, and Annual October Increases (Section 10(f))

PERIOD

NAWW

MAX

MIN

PERCENT INCREASE

10/01/2014 - 09/30/2015

$688.51

$1,377.02

$344.26

2.25%

10/01/2013 - 09/30/2014

$673.34

$1,346.68

$336.67

1.62%

10/01/2012 - 09/30/2013

$662.59

$1,325.18

$331.30

2.31%

10/01/2011 - 09/30/2012

$647.60

$1,295.20

$323.80

3.05%

10/01/2010 - 09/30/2011

$628.42

$1,256.84

$314.21

2.63%

10/01/2009 - 09/30/2010

$612.33

$1,224.66

$306.17

2.00%

10/01/2008 - 09/30/2009

$600.31

$1,200.62

$300.16

3.47%

10/01/2007 - 09/30/2008

$580.18

$1,160.36

$290.09

4.12%

10/01/2006 - 09/30/2007

$557.22

$1114.44

$278.61

3.80%

10/01/2005 - 09/30/2006

$536.82

$1073.64

$268.41

2.53%

10/01/2004 - 09/30/2005

$523.58

$1,047.16

$261.79

1.59%

10/01/2003 - 09/30/2004

$515.39

$1,030.78

$257.70

3.44%

10/01/2002 - 09/30/2003

$498.27

$996.54

$249.14

3.15%

10/01/2001 - 09/30/2002

$483.04

$966.08

$241.52

3.45%

10/01/2000 - 09/30/2001

$466.91

$933.82

$233.46

3.61%

10/01/1999 - 09/30/2000

$450.64

$901.28

$225.32

3.39%

10/01/1998 - 09/30/1999

$435.88

$871.76

$217.94

4.31%

10/01/1997 - 09/30/1998

$417.87

$835.74

$208.94

4.33%

10/01/1996 - 09/30/1997

$400.53

$801.06

$200.27

2.38%

10/01/1995 - 09/30/1996

$391.22

$782.44

$195.61

2.83%

10/01/1994 - 09/30/1995

$380.46

$760.92

$190.23

3.06%

10/01/1993 - 09/30/1994

$369.15

$738.30

$184.58

2.38%

10/01/1992 - 09/30/1993

$360.57

$721.14

$180.29

3.03%

10/01/1991 - 09/30/1992

$349.98

$699.96

$174.99

2.61%

10/01/1990 - 09/30/1991

$341.07

$682.14

$170.54

3.26%

10/01/1989 - 09/30/1990

$330.31

$660.62

$165.16

3.83%

10/01/1988 - 09/30/1989

$318.12

$636.24

$159.06

3.13%

10/01/1987 - 09/30/1988

$308.48

$616.96

$154.24

1.92%

10/01/1986 - 09/30/1987

$302.66

$605.32

$151.33

1.69%

10/01/1985 - 09/30/1986

$297.62

$595.24

$148.81

2.69%

10/01/1984 - 09/30/1985

$289.83

$579.66

$144.92

[5.71%]2

10/01/1983 - 09/30/1984

$274.17

$548.341

$137.09

4.51%

10/01/1982 - 09/30/1983

$262.35

$524.70

$131.18

5.64%

10/01/1981 - 09/30/1982

$248.35

$496.70

$124.18

8.87%

10/01/1980 - 09/30/1981

$228.12

$456.24

$114.06

7.03%

10/01/1979 - 09/30/1980

$213.13

$426.26

$106.57

7.43%

10/01/1978 - 09/30/1979

$198.39

$396.78

$ 99.20

8.05%

10/01/1977 - 09/30/1978

$183.61

$367.22

$ 91.81

7.21%

10/01/1976 - 09/30/1977

$171.27

$342.54

$ 85.64

7.59%

10/01/1975 - 09/30/1976

$159.19

$318.38

$ 79.60

6.74%

10/01/1974 - 09/30/1975

$149.14

$261.00

$ 74.57

6.26%

10/01/1973 - 09/30/1974

$140.36

$210.54

$ 70.18

6.49%

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.