As an employer in Charlottesville, you are invited to participate in our program to help raise the local wage standard. 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. Many factors are at play when it comes to a cost of living. We honor that the living wage range may not always be sufficient for workers to thrive. The Living Wage certification program serves as a lever to raise wage standards in traditionally low-wage sectors as well as encouraging patronage of businesses that pay their employees living wages.
Our base wage rate is at least $15 per hour for all employees.
If you would like your business or organization to participate, please fill out the application below.