New Minimum-Wage Policy

The university has approved a campus minimum wage of $15.05 per hour for its full-time employees. This puts Brandeis in the top tier of minimum-wage rates at colleges and universities across the U.S.

“Brandeis has always had a deep and storied connection to social justice,” says Lisa M. Lynch, interim president. “While our commitment to providing our employees a fair and competitive compensation dates back to our founding, formally establishing a campus minimum wage is significant because it codifies our standard practice into a written policy.”

Virtually all Brandeis full-time employees currently earn an hourly wage that exceeds the newly created campus minimum wage. Brandeis will annually review the campus minimum wage to ensure it meets or exceeds the economic-independence wage for Waltham, as determined by the Economic Independence Calculator.