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Minimum Wage

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:

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.