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Spendable Base Wage Information


A worker's base weekly compensation rate is calculated as seventy-five percent (75%) of the worker's spendable earnings or spendable base wage capped at a maximum weekly rate. Spendable base wage approximates a worker's earnings less withholdings. Withholding amounts take into account the maximum number of personal exemptions allowed to the employee, not the employee's actual net earnings.

Click on the year to view the spendable base wage information

The Division of Workers' Compensation publishes information annually on spendable base wage calculations.  The worker's date of incapacity determines which set of calculations to use.

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