Wage Ranges

Massachusetts Minimum Wage to Increase to $11.00 per Hour Effective January 1, 2017, the Massachusetts minimum wage will increase to $11.00 per hour. Harvard employers should process salary rate changes for students making below $11/hour to be effective no later than January 1st. All other Massachusetts based employers should adjust their rates accordingly.

The University, in most cases, does not mandate specific wages for particular student jobs. Employers who do not participate in the Federal Work Study Program may use the FWSP undergraduate and graduate pay rates as a guideline.

2016 - 2017 FWSP rates:

  • Undergrad minimum: $11.00
  • Graduate minimum: $13.50