Our Tier I “Living Wage For US Employers” are on their journey toward ensuring a living wage for all workers. These employers pay the Entry Wage for Tier I Certification listed for each commuting zone (in the map above, ranging between $15 – $19/hr) and commit to increasing remuneration every year by inflation plus 3% until they reach the Tier II family living wage rate for all workers.

Living Wage For US Employer

For initial certification as a Living Wage For US Employer cash wages between $15-$18/hr have been set based on the cost of living differences across the U.S. The map to the right shows that cash wage that must be paid to qualify as a “Living Wage For US Employer”

Achieving the Next Step – Paying a Living Wage for All Workers