Duke University will raise its minimum wage for its “regular” employees and full-time contract workers to $15 an hour by the mid-2019.
The move should affect more than 2,300 Duke employees who work for the university or its health care system, and will be phased in over the coming two summers in $1-an-hour increments, officials said. The minimum wage at Duke is now $13 an hour.
Duke’s announcement noted that, for in-house workers, the policy applies to people who work at least 20 hours a week and at least 36 weeks a year.
Outside contractors who employ people who work full time on the Duke campus are supposed to follow the university’s phase-in schedule, officials said.