The University of Maryland Medical System announced Friday it is hiking its minimum wage up to $15 an hour, giving a bump in pay to about 5% of its employees.
The move benefits approximately 1,500 employees, both full- and part-time nonunion workers, starting Sept. 12, the hospital system said in a news release.
“Investing in our team members is an investment in our future and in our communities,” said Dr. Mohan Suntha, UMMS’s president and CEO, in the release. “We are committed to providing equitable pay for our team members and investing in the people who carry out our mission every day. Our System has embarked upon a very purposeful effort to become a destination employer for top talent by fostering an engaged, inclusive and diverse workforce.”
UMMS is one of the largest private employers in Maryland, with 13 hospitals and more than 29,500 employees and 4,000 affiliated doctors working throughout the state.