The Pennsylvania Bureau of Workers’ Compensation will announce the 2022 Statewide Average Weekly Wage Workers’ Compensation rate schedule on December 11, 2021. For injuries occurring on or after January 1, 2022, the statewide Average Weekly Wage will be $1,205 – up from $1,130. See the bureau’s note below:
The 2022 Statewide Average Weekly Wage Workers’ Compensation Rate Schedule has been approved by the Secretary of Labor and Industry and will be published in the PA Bulletin on December 11, 2021. We offer advance notice of the schedule at this time so that our stakeholders may initiate any updates to their operating systems that rely on this calculation. A comparison with last year’s table is included for reference. The following notice has been prepared for our Press Office to update the L&I website when the wage and rate schedule has been published in the PA Bulletin.
Pursuant to the Workers’ Compensation Act, Section 105.1, the Department of Labor & Industry has determined the statewide average weekly wage for injuries occurring on and after January 1, 2022, shall be $1,205.00 per week. For purposes of calculating the update to payments for medical treatment rendered on and after January 1, 2022, the percentage increase in the statewide average weekly wage is 6.6 percent.