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Office of Workers' Compensation Programs

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))

FISCAL YEAR

PERIOD

NAWW

MAX

MIN

PERCENT INCREASE

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.