Effective January 1, 2021, UMSL will adopt the new Missouri minimum wage of $10.30 per hour. The University adopted the $9.45 minimum wage in August 2020 and the $8.60 minimum wage increase in July 2019. HR will process increases for UMSL staff and student employees who aren’t currently paid at the new minimum. There is no action required on your part. Equity increases for employee and students currently/historically paid above the minimum wage are not authorized at this time. While Missouri exempts Public entities like UMSL from complying with the minimum wage, many have expressed concern about our ability to compete in the local job market if we remained below the new minimum. The law increases the rate again effective Jan 1, 2022 and we will re-evaluate at that time whether or not adopt it in January.