Duquesne University Increases Minimum Wage to $16-per-Hour
Duquesne University, the largest Catholic university in Pittsburgh, has approved its new annual budget that will raise its minimum wage to $16 per hour effective Wednesday, July 1.
The budget also includes two new benefits:
- An extra .5 percent increase for all employees making less than $34,000 annually
- A $500 University contribution into employee dependent-care flexible spending accounts.
"These measures can benefit our full-time employees by assisting them with extra expenses related to care for children before and after school; elder care; and help for dependents who are unable to care for themselves," said Duquesne University President Dr. Charles J. Dougherty.
The new minimum wage at Duquesne University-an increase from $15 per hour for fiscal year 2014-2015-will be equal to $22 per hour with the addition of the value of benefits. The Pennsylvania and federal minimum wage remain at $7.25 per hour.