Ohio State Minimum Wage - Human Resources at Ohio State


Ohio State Minimum Wage

The Ohio State University is implementing a $15 per hour minimum wage for qualifying staff members. The university is continually looking for and investing in opportunities that make Ohio State a productive, healthy and rewarding workplace that attracts and retains top talent.

Eligible staff employees who are currently paid below $15 per hour will receive a pay adjustment to $15 per hour. In addition, an adjustment will increase the pay of employees who are currently paid $15-$15.99 to a new hourly wage of $16 in recognition of their skills and experience relative to staff moving to the new minimum.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • All regular staff and term staff positions are included. Temporary jobs are not included with the exception of patient care associates and internal resource pool positions at the medical center.
  • Students who work in staff positions are included. Positions classified as student jobs are not included. The university continues to examine wages for these student positions and plans to establish new minimum wage tiers as appropriate.
  • Ohio State will engage union leadership to explore extending this initiative to employees covered by collective bargaining agreements.

The initiative will be implemented across the university and Wexner Medical Center with Ohio State’s annual merit compensation process in 2020. Budgets at the university are set for the 2019-2020 academic year. By waiting to implement until the 2020 annual merit compensation increase period, it will allow units to identify and plan accordingly for funding to cover this expense.