Austin, TX – In accordance with the Texas Labor Code (TLC) §408.047, the workers’ compensation state average weekly wage is equal to 88 percent of the average weekly wage in covered employment as computed each year by the Texas Workforce Commission under TLC §207.002(c).
The workers’ compensation state average weekly wage for dates of injury from October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014 is set at $849.89. In accordance with TLC §408.061 and §408.062, the maximum weekly benefit rates for workers’ compensation income benefits is set at $850 and the minimum weekly benefit rate is set at $127 for that period.
The maximum and minimum weekly benefit rates for dates of injury from October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013 were $818 and $123 respectively.
A table showing maximum and minimum weekly benefit amounts for injuries that occurred on or after January 1, 1991 is available on the Texas Department of Insurance website here: Texas Workers’ Compensation Weekly Benefit Rates