- All Emory employees receive an hourly wage above the current federal poverty level, and most receive above the local living wage of $15.45 per hour.
- All Emory employees receive a benefits package that includes medical benefits, basic life insurance, 403(b) retirement, and eligibility for a free sustainable commute transit pass.
- Emory’s entry level wage is above $11.87, which is the current federal poverty level expressed as an hourly rate.
“Poverty . . . is a sustainability challenge even in highly developed countries. By providing employees wages and benefits that meet basic needs, a university . . . can enfranchise its entire workforce so that each individual can contribute positively and productively to the community.”
– Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
- As of 2017, 89% of employees, including regular full-time, regular part-time, and temporary workers, received a living wage.
How It Works
- $15.45 is the local living wage for Emory area employees with a family of four, according to the MIT Living Wage Calculator.
of all employees receive a living wage
of on-site contracted employees receive a living wage