Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.60
Liaison Jane Stewart
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Washington and Lee University
PA-12: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.38 / 3.00 Jodi Williams
Manager for Compensation Programs
Human Resources
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The local living wage (based on a family of four and expressed as an hourly wage):
16.20 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:

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?:
None of the above (i.e. the lowest paid regular employee or pay grade earns less than the living wage)

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

The lowest paid benefit eligible rate is $13.05 for a General Services worker in dining. University benefits average 30% per employee. This is well above Virginia’s minimum wage, ensuring that W&L is a desirable employer for lower-skilled workers. The University subsidizes the cost of health care premiums so that employees need not pay more than 10% of family income toward health care premiums.


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:

Washington and Lee is committed to paying starting wages at levels that are consistent with a living wage in Rockbridge County, Virginia. Based on living wage guidelines published by MIT (http://livingwage.mit.edu/counties/51163), we will set our lowest range minimum at a level which represents the rate an individual must earn to support a family with two adults and one child. The executive director of budgets and compensation will adjust market reference ranges annually in July based on overall market movement and changing living wage guidelines.

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

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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