Employee salary increases

Dear WSU Community,

After making employee compensation our top priority during the recent legislative session, I shared during the State of the University that the Washington Legislature funded a 3.25% salary increase for all classified staff. I also said that more information on raises for all other WSU employees would be shared by April 15.

Today, I’m pleased to announce that faculty, administrative professionals and graduate assistants will be receiving a 2.5% salary increase effective Sept. 1, 2022. This marks the largest pay increase for these employee groups in seven years. I also want to note that employee compensation will remain our highest priority for the next legislative session.

Our employees have been instrumental in helping the university navigate the challenges posed by the pandemic and merit additional compensation in addition to heartfelt thanks for their hard work.

More information on compensation changes, commitments to address pay equity, and the university’s efforts to implement a new budgeting process in fiscal year 2023, is included in today’s WSU Insider story.

Once again, thank you all for your tremendous efforts. I look forward to celebrating all of our graduates next month.

Go Cougs!

Kirk H. Schulz
System President
Washington State University