We calculate benefits based on the wages and income an employee earned in the prior year, so every employee’s benefit amount will be different. The maximum amount an employee will be paid is 120% of the state average weekly wage—the average amount employees throughout the state earn. The state average weekly wage in Oregon for 2023-2024 is $1,269.69. Based on that, the minimum weekly benefit is $63.48 and the maximum weekly benefit is $1,523.63. The Oregon Employment Department updates the average weekly wage each July.