Definitions for "Average Weekly Wage"
Keywords:  weekly, aww, wage, worker, injured
The quotient obtained by dividing the total of the wages reported by all insured employers by the monthly average insured employment during the immediately preceding calendar year and further dividing the quotient by 52 to obtain a weekly rate.
Average weekly earnings of an employee with a compensable work- related injury or occupational disease, used to determine the employee's weekly workers' compensation benefit rate.
Wage used to calculate total disability benefit rates for most claimants. Defined at 1/52nd of the injured worker's average annual earnings (200-300 times average daily wage, depending on work schedule), based on the prior year's payroll data. If an injured worker has not worked a substantial portion of the immediately preceding year, the average wage of a comparably employed worker is used in the Board's calculations.