From President Sullivan
From U.Va. Administrators
From the Attorney General of Virginia
Correspondence from Advocates for Higher Wages
Minimum Wage Background
- The federal minimum wage rate is currently $7.25 an hour. Many states peg their wage minimums to the federal level. While several states set no minimums beyond that established by federal law, many states enact higher minimum wages than that established by the federal government.
To view the complete list of state minimum wage rates on the U.S. Department of Labor Web site, visit: http://www.dol.gov/esa/minwage/america.htm#Virginia.
- All Virginia public colleges and universities offer a minimum hiring rate at or above the $7.25 minimum wage set by Virginia state law, which mirrors the federal minimum wage. The University of Virginia currently offers a minimum hiring rate of $10.65 an hour, which is the second-highest in the state among public universities. Only George Mason University, which has three campuses in Northern Virginia — Fairfax, Arlington and Manassas, offers a higher starting hourly wage at $12.20 an hour.
|George Mason U.||$12.20|
|U. of Mary Washington||9.93|
|William & Mary||10.00|
|Old Dominion U.||9.19|
|James Madison U.||9.25|
|Virginia Commonwealth U.||8.25|
|Virginia Military Institute||8.50|
|Norfolk State U.||7.39|
|U.Va. College at Wise||8.50|
|Virginia State University||7.39|
States with No State Minimum Wage
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, as of January1, 2013, for state and federal information (http://www.dol.gov/esa/minwage/america.htm#Virginia); Virginia public university statistics from U.Va. Department of Human Resources.
— February 2012