The University of Michigan Board of Regents voted to increase the minimum wage to $15 for all temporary and student employees at the Board of Regents meeting Thursday.
In June 2021, the Board of Regents approved a $15 minimum wage for permanent employees across all three campuses in the 2022 budget. However, this increase did not extend to temporary and student workers, who are currently paid a minimum wage of $9.87 per hour.
Laurie McCauley, University Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, announced the wage increase in the University’s General Operating Budget presentation for the 2023 fiscal year. The budget also includes a tuition increase for undergraduate and graduate students at the University, with tuition for out-of-state undergraduates going up by 3.9%, or around $2,000.
Chancellor of U-M Dearborn Domenico Grasso announced a $15 minimum wage for all permanent employees of the Dearborn campus, with plans to extend the wage to temporary employees over two years.
Chancellor of U-M Flint Debasish Dutta also announced a $15 minimum wage for all employees, including temporary employees.
The updated minimum wage will begin on Aug. 21, 2022 at the Ann Arbor campus. The minimum wage at the Dearborn and Flint campuses will raise to $13 on Aug. 21 and then to $15 in Fall 2023.
Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that the current minimum wage for temporary and student employees is $12 per hour. The article has been updated to reflect that change.
Correction: An earlier version of this article stated the minimum wage for temporary employees would increase to $15 per hour on July 1. The article has been updated to reflect that change.