Salary increases for WSU employees on the way

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Many Washington State University employees will see salary increases on their paychecks beginning as soon as next month.

Classified staff at WSU are set to receive a 4% salary increase effective July 1. The entirety of that increase for positions supported through state appropriations was funded by the Washington State Legislature earlier this year as part of the 2023–25 biennial operating budget.

A 2.5% salary increase for faculty and administrative professionals will be going into effect Oct. 1. Legislators provided WSU with enough funding to enact a 2.2% increase, with the university contributing the rest.

“We are grateful for the state’s support in helping WSU fund these much-needed increases,” said WSU President Kirk Schulz. “This investment in our employees is one way we can show our appreciation, and we are glad to do it.”

A website with frequently asked questions about the impending raises was recently developed and launched by Human Resource Services.

Employee compensation was the university’s top priority during the most recent state budget cycle, which saw significant funding for university efforts and initiatives across the system.

WSU employs more than 8,200 individuals across its five physical campuses, WSU Global Campus and extension centers across the state.  

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