The Minimum Wage Is Going Up For Pa State Workers

06.29.18 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Tom Wolf signed an executive order for the second time-- increasing the living wage to $12 an hour for state workers, starting Sunday.

He also ordered an annual boost of 50 cents an hour until it reaches $15 an hour in 2024.

Wolf raised the minimum wage to $10.15 in 2016.

The governor's term ends in January, and the next governor could reverse the order.

Wolf is seeking a second term against Republican Scott Wagner in November's election.

Wage earners in Pennsylvania not employed by the commonwealth are still subject to the starting wage of $7.25 an hour, the federal minimum wage.