Florida minimum wage increase effective Jan. 1

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity recently announced that the state minimum wage will increase 10 cents from $8.46 to $8.56 per hour. UF Human Resources will identify employees, including OPS, student assistants and Federal Work Study Program, currently earning an hourly rate less than $8.56 per hour.

The Florida Minimum Wage Act requires that the state’s Department of Economic Opportunity calculate a new minimum wage each year. The wage rate is based on the percentage increase in the federal Consumer Price Index (CPI) for urban wage earners and clerical workers in the south region. Each year, the state minimum wage is adjusted based on the change in the CPI during the 12-month period prior to Sept. 1.

The university’s minimum hourly wage for TEAMS and USPS employee will remain at $14 per hour. UFHR will implement the salary increases in early January. No action is required from departments or colleges. The raises will be reflected in employee paychecks on Friday, Jan. 17.

For additional information or with questions, contact Classification and Compensation at compensation@ufl.edu or (352) 392-2477.