Walmart Raises Wages, but Still Falls Short of $15 Hourly Minimum

The retailer has historically preferred a pay structure that rewards long-time employees


In a blog post coinciding with its Q4 earnings announcement, Walmart said it will raise the minimum wage for 425,000 employees in its digital and stocking departments to between $13 and $19 per hour “based on the store’s location and market.”

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While a spokesperson noted the average wage for Walmart’s hourly workers will be $15.25 an hour once the raises go into effect on March 13, the keyword here is average. She noted that half of Walmart’s hourly U.S.

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