NSW PIAWE Calculator

Last modified by MasterApps Support on 2021/06/18 02:22

The PIAWE calculator, which calculates Pre-Injury Average Weekly Earnings for Workers Compensation claims attached to a NSW Policy, is accessed through the Wage Compensation Setup page. 

Using the PIAWE Calculator

The calculator is split into three sections. Some fields will automatically be complete based on information already entered into the system. 


You will notice blue ? next to some fields, this is a help tool. Please select for further information regarding the field. 
For any fields that are not applicable leave as 0.00.

Employment & Leave 

These fields require the number of weeks the worker has been employed and any leave they have taken in the 52 weeks prior to the injury*. 

*This is important as any unpaid leave is excluded from the PIAWE calculation.


Usual Hours & Rate 

  • Ordinary Hours of Work Per Week - the workers contracted/awarded fixed weekly hours or the average hours worked over the 52 week period.
  • Base Rate of Pay - The workers fixed (contracted/awarded) hourly rate or actual rate (if rate is not fixed or the worker is paid higher than fixed rate). This rate excludes payments including overtime and bonuses.

Payments on Top of Usual 

If the worker receives any regular payments on top of their base rate this should be entered into the relevant field. 


Non-Peculiarly Benefits 

These are benefits provided to a worker by the employer for the performance of work, such as for use of a motor vehicle. Please complete any applicable fields.  


Ordinary Earnings 

Once all relevant fields above have been complete the Ordinary Earnings, Overtime and Shift Earnings fields will automatically show the relevant calculations. 
If there there are no overtime or shift allowances the two fields will show the same amount.  


Pre-Injury Average Weekly Earnings 

Based on the Ordinary Earnings the PIAWE and PIAWE with Overtime and Shift will be calculated and show in the relevant fields. 

If there there are no overtime or shift allowances the two fields will show the same amount.    
Please note - both the Calculations and Pre-Injury Average Weekly Earnings fields can be manually overridden if required.

Save Changes 
Once complete select Save Changes to return to the Wage Compensation Setup Page


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