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 horizon-expanding education. A campus of nearly 9,500 graduate and undergraduate students, Duquesne prepares students by having them work alongside faculty to discover and reach their goals. The University's academic programs, community service, and commitment to equity and opportunity in the Pittsburgh region have earned national acclaim. 

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