Enter the total amount paid in worker’s comp premiums ($) and the total payroll ($) into the worker’s compensation rate Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the worker’s compensation rate. 

Worker’s Compensation Rate Formula

The following two example problems outline the steps and information needed to calculate the workers compensation rate.

WCR = WC / PR *100

  • Where WCR is the worker’s compensation rate ($/100 dollars of payroll)
  • WC is the total amount paid in worker’s comp premiums ($) 
  • PR is the total payroll ($) 

How to Calculate worker’s compensation rate?

The following example problems outline how to calculate workers compensation rate.

Example Problem #1:

  1. First, determine the total amount paid in workers comp premiums ($). 
    • The total amount paid in workers comp premiums ($) is given as: 1,750.
  2. Next, determine the total payroll ($). 
    • The total payroll ($) is provided as: 100,000.
  3. Finally, calculate the workers compensation rate using the equation above: 

WCR = WC / PR *100

The values provided above are inserted into the equation below and computed.

WCR = 1,750 / 100,000 *100 = $1.75 ($/100 dollars of payroll)


Example Problem #2: 

For this problem, the variables required are provided below:

total amount paid in workers comp premiums ($) = 3,000

total payroll ($) = 50,000

Test your knowledge using the equation and check your answer with the calculator..

WCR = WC / PR *100 = ?