We are pleased to announce that, effective October 1, 2021, the minimum wage for all staff will increase from the current $10.82 per hour to $15 per hour.
This decision puts Tulane’s minimum wage at more than double the Federal/Louisiana minimum. The university affirms its responsibility as an academic leader in the region and New Orleans' largest private employer, to review and improve compensation packages which allow us to attract, hire, develop and retain the most talented professionals in the widest array of fields. Through competitive pay and generous benefits, we strive to honor the critical and essential role our workforce plays in creating, maintaining, and growing our mission as one of the country’s leading institutions of higher education and research.
In order to maintain consistency in compensation for student positions, Tulane will also standardize student wages across the university, increasing the minimum hourly rate from $7.25 to $10.00 effective Oct. 1, 2021.
Increases will be made to staff pay ranges in keeping with our commitment to continuously review our pay rates relative to the market and appropriate adjustments will be made to ensure all staff are being paid at the new range minimum. Likewise, the four pay ranges that determine monthly paycheck deductions for medical insurance premiums will be updated to align with the revised compensation structure.
Additional adjustments will be considered for jobs within the same classifications, as well as immediate levels above, to relieve pay compression. The Office of Human Resources and Institutional Equity will begin working with leaders across all divisions whose staff will benefit from this change so they can notify employees who qualify for an increase in salary on or before October 1.