Enter your total annual salary into the calculator to estimate your average weekly wage.

Average Weekly Wage Formula

The following formula is used to calculate an average weekly wage:

AWW = AS / 50

  • Where AWW is the average weekly wage ($)
  • AS is the annual salary ($)

To calculate the average weekly wage, divide the annual salary by 50 working weeks.

This formula assumes a standard 50 workweek year.

What is an average weekly wage?


An average weekly wage is the total amount of earnings an employee would receive on a weekly basis, on average, based on their total annual salary.

How to calculate average weekly wage?

Example Problem:

The following example outlines how to calculate an average weekly wage.

First, determine the person’s annual salary. In this example, the person in question earns a total of $50,000.00.

Next, the final and last step is to use the formal above to calculate the average weekly wage. If the person works less than 50 weeks per year, simply substitute how many weeks they work.

AWW = AS / 50

AWW = 50,000/ 50

AWW = $1,000.00.