Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.90
Liaison Kathleen Crawford
Submission Date July 23, 2020

STARS v2.2

Florida Gulf Coast University
PA-12: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.96 / 3.00 Kathleen Crawford
Sustainability Coordinator
Environmental Health & Safety
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The local living wage (based on a family of four and expressed as an hourly wage):
15.96 US/Canadian $

Percentage of employees that receive a living wage (benefits excluded):

Does the institution have significant contractors with employees that work on-site as part of regular and ongoing campus operations?:

A list or brief description of significant on-site contractors:

Contracted workers from Follett's Bookstore, Chartwells Dining, Physical Plant & Housing Department custodial services, and landscaping services work on-site regularly. These contracts are overseen by Business Operations (for the bookstore and dining), the Physical Plant, and the Office of Housing and Residence Life.

Percentage of employees of on-site contractors known to receive a living wage or be covered by collective bargaining agreements (i.e., union contracts):

Total compensation provided to the institution’s lowest paid regular, part-time or full-time employee or pay grade meets or exceeds what percentage of the living wage?:
100 percent

A brief description of the minimum total compensation provided to the institution’s lowest paid employee or pay grade:


$12.45 Hourly wage of lowest paid regular employee
$ 4.23 Hourly value of employer contribution to medical insurance
$ .41 Hourly value of employer retirement plan contribution
$17.09 Total Compensation (109%)

FGCU's lowest hourly wage is $12.45 per hour. In addition to the annual salary/hourly rate, permanent employees' total compensation includes benefits such as health insurance, vacation time, and contributions to the Florida Retirement System.

FGCU strives to provide competitive and livable wages. To do so, we participate in a number of salary surveys to benchmark new positions or reclassify existing positions annually.

Has the institution made a formal commitment to pay a living wage?:

A copy or brief description of the institution’s written policy stating its commitment to a living wage:

Website URL where information about employee compensation is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

This information was pulled from March 1, 2020, payroll records.

All faculty (100%), most staff (97%), and some temporary employees (54%) make above $15.69 per hour.

Students are not included in the above.
The local living wage for one adult $12.02
72 student employees are paid above the $12.02 hourly living wage=5%
1,400 student employees are paid below the $12.02 hourly living wage=95%

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