UW Health Lowest Regular Rate
UW Health’s lowest regular rate of pay is $15.00/hour for regular employees.
This wage is consistent with UW Health’s strategic goal to be healthcare’s best work environment and to make good business decisions that support a stable and effective work force.
Employees making the lowest regular rate of pay will continue to be eligible for a pay increase during the annual review process up to the maximum of the pay grade for their position. If an employee making the lowest regular rate of pay moves to a job in a higher pay grade, their starting wage in the new job will be based on their relevant professional experience and other qualifications, which may or may not result in a pay increase.
The lowest regular rate will create some pay compression between employees with different experience or skill levels paid at the same $15.00/hour rate. Although pay compression will result, other benefits of greater skill or experience are still applicable. For example,
- Years of Service: Years of service will continue to be reflected in other benefits such as paid time off. Length of service can also be a factor in vacation and scheduling requests.
- Professional Experience: Professional experience will be considered for all jobs and for job advancement, which can result in pay rates greater than $15.00/hr based on market competitiveness.
The “Lowest Regular Rate” does not apply to temporary employees, student help, or those participating in special employment programs.