Working Together to Build A Stronger Commonwealth

Living Wage Virginia is joining a global movement for a just living wage standard as an OnUp partner through Living Wage for Us, the national living wage certification body in the United States. This move will ensure that our certified employers meet the highest standard for living wage certification. Our website will be under construction as we prepare for this exciting endeavor. Thank you for being a part of the movement for living wages!

A living wage is defined as a wage range that allows workers to pay for basic necessities, such as food and housing, without assistance from others. Living wages are often significantly higher than the minimum wage in any given locality. The Virginia Living Wage Certification Program serves as a lever to raise wage standards as well as encourage patronage of values-aligned businesses- promoting the positive impact of living wages.

Your Community Wins.

Living wage businesses report that higher base pay and benefits attract more qualified employees, decreases employee turnover, and boosts employee morale and productivity.

Local communities also gain when workers’ wages increase. The subsequent increase in spending circulates money back into local economies, which supports communities and spurs job growth.