Classification & Compensation
INCREASE TO MINIMUM WAGE
The State of Florida minimum wage increase to $12 per hour.
As communicated by the Florida Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity, effective September 30,2023, the Florida minimum wage will increase to $12.00 per hour. On November 3, 2020, Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment to gradually increase the state's minimum wage each year until reaching $15.00 per hour in September 2026. Each year, thereafter, Florida’s Minimum Wage will increase by $1.00 until the Minimum Wage reaches $15.00 per hour on September 30, 2026.
All eligible student and OPS/Temp employees will receive an increase to the new minimum effective 9/30/23 and will be reflected in the paycheck dated 10/20/23.
The University of South Florida has experienced unprecedented momentum across our three campuses, highlighted by our recent invitation to join the Association of American Universities, a prestigious group of the 71 leading research universities in the United States and Canada. From empowering our students to transforming ideas into innovation and impact, our university’s people – our faculty, staff and all team members – are the heart of everything we do.
To recognize and reward our employees’ efforts and significant contributions, USF will provide a three percent (3%) discretionary pool to eligible out-of-unit administrative and staff employees for base salaries. This adjustment is effective October 13, 2023, and will be reflected on paychecks beginning November 3, 2023. Supervisors will determine increases for individual employees based on criteria from Human Resources, including hiring date, performance history and equity adjustments.
This is the second consecutive year of 3% base salary pool increases for eligible out-of-unit administrative and staff employees. The university also has already allocated an additional $5 million for faculty market adjustments to support #OneUSF, to competitively recruit critical hires due to vacancies and to support other salary adjustments.
Wage increases will be distributed as follows:
- All In-Unit Employees: See an overview of the wage increase cycle for In-Unit employees here.
- Out-of-Unit employees: See the Out-of-Unit Wage Adjustments 2023.
Thank you for your continued hard work and for all you to do to strengthen the University of South Florida and the success of our students and research.
September 2022 Base Salary Increases and an Increase to USF's Minimum Wage. Click here for details.
January 2022 Out-of-Unit Staff and Administration Wage Increase and Bonus Eligibility Guidelines and Procedures. Click here for details.