Data from the University of Iowa shows that more than half of undergraduate student workers at the university were paid less than $10.10 per hour this year.
Reports say the Johnson County Board of Supervisors set the local minimum wage level at $10.10 for 2017. However, the Iowa Legislature stripped local governments of the ability to set minimum wage higher than the state’s level this year.
The state’s minimum wage has been $7.25 for the last decade.
University data shows that more than 800 student employees made $8.20, which was the lowest wage listed among the more than 10,000 employees. Almost 350 students made more than $15 an hour.
The data doesn’t include graduate teaching and research assistants.
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