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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.

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Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. Duquesne, a campus of nearly 9,500 graduate and undergraduate students, has been nationally recognized for its academic programs, community service and commitment to sustainability. Follow Duquesne University on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.