Elwyn, a Media nonprofit that provides services for people with intellectual, developmental, and behavioral challenges, said Thursday that it would boost the starting wage for 1,470 direct support workers to $15 an hour from $10.53, a move that spreads the trend toward a $15 minimum wage from nonprofit health systems to the human services sector.
The change will take effect for about one-quarter of the direct service workers on July 1 and is expected to be completed by the beginning of 2021, Elwyn said. Once completed, the increases, including those for specialists and supervisors designed to prevent wage compression, are expected to cost Elwyn $10 million annually.
Elwyn had total revenue of $340 million in the year ended June 30, 2018.
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