UW to Increase Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour
UW–Madison will increase the minimum wage for the university’s hourly employees to $15 per hour, effective in the spring of 2020. The higher minimum wage strengthens UW–Madison’s commitment to paying a fair wage for all employees. It will also enable the university to compete more effectively in tight labor markets. The increase in the minimum wage will primarily affect workers in custodial, animal care and food-service positions. It will not affect temporary or student employees. The timing of the increase will align with the rollout of the Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project. In this redesign of title and compensation structures, UW positions are being compared to similar positions at other public and private sector employers in order to create a market-based pay structure.