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State Average Weekly Wage (SAWW) / Maximum and Minimum Weekly Benefits

The following table provides the maximum (max) and minimum (min) weekly benefits established in the Texas Workers' Compensation Act applicable to dates of injuries on or after January 1, 1991.

State Average Weekly Wage / Maximum and Minimum Weekly Benefits
Fiscal Year SAWW*
State
Average
Weekly
Wage

Temporary
Income
Benefits (TIBS)
max
TIBs min Impairment Income Benefits (IIBs)
max
IIBs min Supplemental Income Benefits (SIBs)
max
SIBs min Lifetime Income Benefits (LIBs)
max
LIBs min Death Benefits
max
Death Benefits
min
2018 (10/1/17- 09/30/18) $913.37 $913.00 $137.00 $639.00 $137.00 $639.00 N/A $913.00 $137.00 $913.00 N/A
2017 (10/1/16- 09/30/17) $912.69 $913.00 $137.00 $639.00 $137.00 $639.00 N/A $913.00 $137.00 $913.00 N/A
2016 (10/1/15- 09/30/16) $895.08 $895.00 $134.00 $627.00 $134.00 $627.00 N/A $895.00 $134.00 $895.00 N/A
2015 (10/1/14- 09/30/15) $860.52 $861.00 $129.00 $602.00 $129.00 $602.00 N/A $861.00 $129.00 $861.00 N/A
2014 (10/1/13- 09/30/14) $849.89 $850.00 $127.00 $595.00 $127.00 $595.00 N/A $850.00 $127.00 $850.00 N/A
2013 (10/1/12- 09/30/13) $817.94 818.00 123.00 573.00 123.00 573.00 N/A 818.00 123.00 818.00 N/A
2012 (10/1/11-09/30/12) $787.47 787.00 118.00 551.00 118.00 551.00 N/A 787.00 118.00 787.00 N/A
2011 (10/1/10-09/30/11) $766.34 766.00 115.00 536.00 115.00 536.00 N/A 766.00 115.00 766.00 N/A
2010 (10/1/09-09/30/10) $772.64 773.00 116.00 541.00 116.00 541.00 N/A 773.00 116.00 773.00 N/A
2009 (10/1/08-09/30/09) $749.63 750.00 112.00 525.00 112.00 525.00 N/A 750.00 112.00 750.00 N/A
2008 (10/1/07-09/30/08) $712.11 712.00 107.00 498.00 107.00 498.00 N/A 712.00 107.00 712.00 N/A
2007 (10/1/06-9/30/07) $673.80 674.00 101.00 472.00 101.00 472.00 N/A 674.00 101.00 674.00 N/A
2006 (9/1/05-9/30/06) $540.00 540.00 81.00 378.00 81.00 378.00 N/A 540.00 81.00 540.00 N/A
2005 (9/1/04-8/31/05) $539.00 539.00 81.00 377.00 81.00 377.00 N/A 539.00 81.00 539.00 N/A
2004 (9/1/03-8/31/04) $537.00 537.00 81.00 376.00 81.00 376.00 N/A 537.00 81.00 537.00 N/A
2003 (9/1/02-8/31/03) $536.74 537.00 81.00 376.00 81.00 376.00 N/A 537.00 81.00 537.00 N/A
2002 (9/1/01-8/31/02) $535.62 536.00 80.00 375.00 80.00 375.00 N/A 536.00 80.00 536.00 N/A
2001 (9/1/00-8/31/01) $533.00 533.00 80.00 373.00 80.00 373.00 N/A 533.00 80.00 533.00 N/A
2000 (9/1/99-8/31/00) $531.00 531.00 80.00 372.00 80.00 372.00 N/A 531.00 80.00 531.00 N/A
1999 (9/1/98-8/31/99) $523.31 523.00 78.00 366.00 78.00 366.00 N/A 523.00 78.00 523.00 N/A
1998 (9/1/97-8/31/98) $508.26 508.00 76.00 356.00 76.00 356.00 N/A 508.00 76.00 508.00 N/A
1997 (9/1/96-8/31/97) $490.92 491.00 74.00 344.00 74.00 344.00 N/A 491.00 74.00 491.00 N/A
1996 (9/1/95-8/31/96) $480.13 480.00 72.00 336.00 72.00 336.00 N/A 480.00 72.00 480.00 N/A
1995 (9/1/94-8/31/95) $471.66 472.00 71.00 330.00 71.00 330.00 N/A 472.00 71.00 472.00 N/A
1994 (9/1/93-8/31/94) $464.10 464.00 70.00 325.00 70.00 325.00 N/A 464.00 70.00 464.00 N/A
1993 (9/1/92-8/31/93) $456.36 456.00 68.00 319.00 68.00 319.00 N/A 456.00 68.00 456.00 N/A
1992 (9/1/91-8/31/92) $437.65 438.00 66.00 306.00 66.00 306.00 N/A 438.00 66.00 438.00 N/A
1991 (1/1/91-8/31/91) $428.25 428.00 64.00 300.00 64.00 300.00 N/A 428.00 64.00 428.00 N/A

*The state average weekly wage (SAWW) since 10/1/06 has been 88% of the average weekly wage in covered employment for the preceding year as computed by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).

The SAWW in 2004, 2005, and 2006 were established statutorily. Prior to 2004, the SAWW was based on the average weekly wage of manufacturing production workers in Texas.

Last updated: 9/26/2017