How to Calculate Your Average Weekly Wage on Texas Workers Compensation

Many injured workers in Texas rely on Texas Workers Compensation to care for them through their injuries. There are four types of income benefits one can receive while on workers comp. These are Temporary Income Benefits (TIBs), Impairment Income Benefits (IIBs), Supplemental Income Benefits (SIBs), and Lifetime Income Benefits (LIBs). All of these rely on your average weekly wage to determine your amount of income benefits. For a person who works at least 30 hours per week, Texas Workers Compensation will calculate your average weekly wage by adding your earnings for the previous 13 weeks of employment then dividing by 13. This can be different if you have multiple jobs and/or you are a school district employee.

If you have any questions regarding income benefits, please contact us. We’re here to help.

Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers Compensation – Income Benefits