[§392-7]  Average weekly wage.  The "average weekly wage" for the purpose of computing the weekly benefit amount shall be based upon the wages that the employee would receive from the employee's employer except for the employee's disability.  In the case of salaried employees the "average weekly wage" shall be the weekly salary of the employee in the last week prior to the commencement of disability. [L 1969, c 148, pt of §1; gen ch 1985]