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Pennsylvania State Minimum Wage Increase
July 17, 2007, Volume 54, No. 1

The Pennsylvania State legislature passed a bill raising the state’s minimum wage to $7.15 effective July 1, 2007.*  (The minimum wage was previously increased to $6.25 on January 1, 2007.)  Please ensure that all current and new faculty and staff–including Occasional Workers, Temporary Extra Persons and Student Workers–are paid at least $7.15 per hour effective July 1, 2007. Staff hired into grades 21 and above will be paid at least the minimum of the salary range. If you have any questions, contact the Compensation Office at (215) 898-1317.

* The Federal Government’s increase in the federal minimum wage will not affect Pennsylvania until July 24, 2009 when the rate increases to $7.25. 

Almanac - July 17, 2007, Volume 54, No. 1