|Submission Date||Sept. 14, 2017|
|1.94 / 3.00||
Assoc Director, Analysis & Assessment
The lowest paid FT employee at Penn State makes $21,324 annually and receives an additional $18,958/ year in retirement, medical, dental, and vision benefits. On an hourly basis, wages plus benefits amount to $19.37/ hr, which is 134% of the living wage.
Health benefits premiums are scaled to wages so, in essence, the higher paid employees subsidize the lower paid ones. In addition, educational privileges benefits are available to full-time faculty and staff members, their spouse, and dependent children up to the age of 26. The grant-in-aid benefit is a 75% discount on the tuition charge.
Notes on Part 2: Data on wages paid by on-campus contractors was not readily available. However, instructions for this credit specify that it applies to "regular providers of dining/catering, cleaning/janitorial, maintenance, groundskeeping, transportation, and retail services (e.g. book and supply stores)". To the best of our knowledge Penn State does not hire contractors for any of these services with the exception of the on-campus Barnes & Noble Bookstore. For our last STARS report we estimated the number of contractor employees at 50. Because we lack salary data for these individuals, and since their numbers are very small (<0.3% of total employees), we have answered "no" to Part 2 above.
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