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The District Announces 2014 Living Wage for Contractors of District Government

Date Released: 
Mon, 02/24/2014

The District Announces 2014 Living Wage for Contractors of District Government

(Washington DC) – The Department of Employment Services (DOES) announced today that the 2014 Living Wage is $13.60, with a retroactive effective date of January 1, 2014. The new wage is a slight increase from the 2013 Living Wage of $13.40 and is calculated based on a formula set in the statute. As authorized by the Living Wage Act of 2006, all recipients of government contracts or assistance of $100,000 or more are required to pay their affiliated employees no less than the living wage authorized by the District.

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