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Compensation Rates

Based on a variety of variables, the Tennessee Workers' Compensation Rates are adjusted depending on the date of injury. Rates are for weekly compensation, death benefits, funeral expenses, and medical benefits.

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Dates Mini Rate Benefit % State Av Wk Wage % of Avg Wk Wage for Temporary Maxi Rate for Temporary Benefits % Avg Wk Wage Maxi Rate for Permanent Benefits Body as Whole Max Total Benefit Medical  Burial Statute
7/1/19 - 6/30/20 $144.00 66.67% $960 110.00% $1,056.00 100.00% $960.00 450 wks $432,000 unlimited 10,000 unlimited
7/1/18 -  6/30/19 $139.35 66.67% $929 110.00% $1,021.90 100.00% $929.00 450 wks $418,000 unlimited 10,000 unlimited
7/1/17 - 6/30/18 $135.30 66.67% $902 110.00% $992.20 100.00% $902.00 450 wks $405,900 unlimited 10,000 unlimited
7/1/16 - 6/30/17 $133.20 66.67% $888 110.00% $976.80 100.00% $888.00 450 wks $399,600 unlimited $7,500 unlimited
7/1/15 - 6/30/16 $128.70 66.67% $858 110.00% $943.80 100.00% $858.00 450 wks $386,100 unlimited $7,500 unlimited
7/1/14 - 6/30/15 $127.20 66.67% $848 110.00% $932.80 100.00% $848.00 450 wks $381,600 unlimited $7,500 unlimited
7/1/13 - 6/30/14 $125.25 66.67% $835 110.00% $918.50 100.00% $835.00 400 wks $334,000 unlimited $7,500 unlimited
7/1/12 - 6/30/12 $120.90 66.67% $806 110.00% $886.60 100.00% $806.00 400 wks $322,400 unlimited $7,500 unlimited
7/1/11 - 6/30/12 $118.35 66.67% $789 110.00% $867.90 100.00% $789.00 400 wks $315,600 unlimited $7,500 unlimited
7/1/10 - 6/30/11 $114.75 66.67% $765 110.00% $841.50 100.00% $765.00 400 wks $306,000 unlimited $7,500 unlimited
7/1/09 - 6/30/10 $114.15 66.67% $761 110.00% $837.00 100.00% $761.00 400 wks $304,400 unlimited $7,500 unlimited
7/1/08 - 6/30/09
$112.80 66.67% $752 110.00% $827.00 100.00% $752.00 400 wks $300,800 unlimited $7,500 unlimited
7/1/07 - 6/30/08 $102.30 66.67% $713 110.00% $784.00 100.00% $713.00 400 wks $285,200 unlimited $7,500 unlimited
7/1/06 - 6/30/07 $102.30 66.67% $682 110.00% $750.00 100.00% $682.00 400 wks $272,800 unlimited $7,500 unlimited
7/1/05 - 6/30/06 $99.45 66.67% $663 110.00% $729.00 100.00% $663.00 400 wks $265,200 unlimited $7,500 unlimited
7/1/04 - 6/30/05 $95.70 66.67% $638 105.00% $670.00 100.00% $638.00 400 wks $255,200 unlimited $7,500 unlimited
7/1/03 - 6/30/04 $92.70 66.67% $618 100.00% $618.00 100.00% $618.00 400 wks $247,200 unlimited $7,500 unlimited
7/1/02 - 6/30/03 $89.85 66.67% $599 100.00% $599.00 100.00% $599.00 400 wks $239,600 unlimited $7,500 unlimited
7/1/01 - 6/30/02 $87.15 66.67% $581 100.00% $581.00 100.00% $581.00 400 wks $232,400 unlimited  $75,00 unlimited
7/1/00 - 6/30/01
$84.30 66.67% $562 100.00% $562.00 100.00% $562.00 400 wks $224,800 unlimited $7,500 unlimited
7/1/99 - 6/30/00 $81.15 66.67% $541 100.00% $541.00 100.00% $541.00 400 wks $216,400 unlimited $7,500 unlimited
7/1/98 - 6/30/99 $77.25 66.67% $515 100.00% $515.00 100.00% $515.00 400 wks $206,000 unlimited $4,500 unlimited
7/1/97 - 6/30/98 $73.80 66.67% $492 100.00% $492.00 100.00% $492.00 400 wks $196,800 unlimited $4,500 unlimited
7/1/96 - 6/30/97 $71.10 66.67% $474 95.60% $453.14 95.60% $453.14 400 wks $181,256 unlimited $4,500 unlimited
7/1/95 - 6/30/96 $68.40 66.67% $456 91.20% $415.87 91.20% $415.87 400 wks $166,348 unlimited $4,500 unlimited
7/1/94 - 6/30/95 $66.15 66.67% $441 86.80% $382.79 86.80% $382.79 400 wks $153,116 unlimited $4,500 unlimited
7/1/93 - 6/30/94 $64.80 66.67% $432 82.40% $355.97 82.40% $355.97 400 wks $142,388 unlimited $4,500 unlimited
8/1/92 - 6/30/93 $35.00 66.67% $408 78% $318.24 78.00% $318.24 400 wks $127,296 unlimited $4,500 unlimited
7/1/91 - 7/31/92 $35.00 66.67%     $294.00   $294.00 400 wks $117,600 unlimited $4,500 unlimited
7/1/90 - 6/30/91 $35.00 66.67%     $273.00   $273.00 400 wks $109,200 unlimited $3,000 unlimited