Several categories of WSU employees will receive a pay increase starting this month, though it won’t appear until the second paycheck of the month.

Beginning Jan. 1, faculty, administrative professional staff and graduate assistants received a 1.5 percent salary increase. The salary increase will be viewable in the payroll system on Jan. 13, 2020, and reflected on the Jan. 24 paycheck. The first paycheck of January is compensation for the last half of December, which is before the new rates took effect.

Those statements, as well as benefits reports and other important information, can be found by visiting Users will need to ensure they’ve completed multi-factor authorization setup in order to access the website. More information on multi-factor authentication can be found at

The New Year also brought an increase in the state’s minimum wage, to $13.50 per hour, up from $12 in 2019.

A questions and answers page regarding the salary increase can be found at Questions can also be directed to HRS at or by calling 509-335-4521.