The City of Chicago and Cook County Commission enacted ordinances to increase the minimum wage by $1.00 per hour each year until it reaches $13.00 per hour. After reaching $13.00 per hour, the minimum wage will be indexed annually to the Consumer Price Index (CPI). To comply with these ordinances, the university has set the following minimum wage rates for the Evanston and Chicago campuses:
Minimum Wage Rates
|Location||Current Rate||July 1, 2019||July 1, 2020||July 1, 2021|
|Evanston||$11.00 per hour||$12.00 per hour||$13.00 per hour||CPI|
|Chicago||$12.00 per hour||$13.00 per hour||CPI||CPI|
Please note the following:
- All employees, including Non-Student and Student Temporary Employees, are subject to the minimum wage.
- For information regarding wages for undergraduate students participating in the Federal Work-Study Program, please contact the Northwestern Work-Study Office.
- Work-study students who continue to work after their work-study has ended or becomes exhausted must also be paid at the Chicago and Cook County minimum wage.
Minimum wage for work locations other than Chicago or Evanston must comply with applicable ordinances or legislation at the local, county, state and/or federal level.