Thursday, August 23, 2012

Maximum Average Monthly Wage for 2012

The Industrial Commission of Arizona has calculated the maximum average monthly wage for work injuries occurring in calendar year 2013 at $4,185.78.  This is a 74% increase in the maximum wage since 2007.  In 2006 a group of attorneys who represent injured workers in Arizona lobbied at the state legislature for an increase in the maximum wage, which had been stuck at $2,400 for several years and was among the lowest in the country.  The wage has been increased to $3,000 in 2008, $3,600 in 2009, with indexed increases every year since.  This is a boon for higher wage workers with permanently disabling injuries, who previously were only compensated a small fraction of their lost earning capacity.

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