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Compensation Rates

2022 Maximum Weekly Compensation Rate

The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce has certified the average weekly wage in South Carolina for the period July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 was $963.37 For accidents occurring on or after January 1, 2022 the maximum weekly compensation rate shall be $963.37. 

As provided in Title 42 of the SC Code of Laws, 1976 the maximum weekly compensation rate equals 66⅔% of an individual’s average weekly wage, not to exceed the average weekly wage in this State for the preceding fiscal year as determined by the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce. 

Compensations Rates Since 1979

1/1/22 $963.37
1/1/21 $903.40
1/1/20 $866.67
1/1/19 $845.74
1/1/18 $838.21
1/1/17 $806.92
1/1/16 $784.03
1/1/15 $766.05
1/1/14 $752.16
1/1/13 $743.72
1/1/12 $725.47
1/1/11 $704.92
1/1/10 $689.71
1/1/09 $681.36
1/1/08 $661.29
1/1/07 $645.94
1/1/06 $616.48
1/1/05 $592.56
1/1/04 $577.73
1/1/03 $563.55
1/1/02 $549.42
1/1/01 $532.77
1/1/00 $507.34
1/1/99 $483.47
1/1/98 $465.18 
1/1/97 $450.62
1/1/96 $437.79
1/1/95 $422.48
1/1/94 $410.26
1/1/93 $393.06
1/1/92 $379.82
1/1/91 $364.37
1/1/90 $350.19
1/1/89 $334.87
1/1/88 $319.20
1/1/87 $308.24
1/1/86 $294.95
1/1/85 $287.02
1/1/84 $268.99
1/1/83 $254.38
1/1/82 $235.00
1/1/81 $216.00
1/1/80 $197.00
1/1/79 $185.00