We’re proud of the wages, benefits and career pathways we offer our 2.3 million associates worldwide. We’re constantly evaluating our offerings to ensure we’re providing good jobs with a path of opportunity for everyone to build a successful career at Walmart.
We are continuously investing in higher wages, and the average hourly wage for our U.S. frontline associates is more than $17.50. Over the past few years, we’ve introduced higher-paying roles in our stores, raised wages for more than 1 million frontline associates and invested in clearer career pathways that give associates more room to increase their pay as they build a career here.
That said, we know there is more work to be done. It’s clear by our actions and those of other companies that the federal minimum wage is lagging behind – $7.25 is too low. It’s time for Congress to put a thoughtful plan in place – one that takes into account phasing and cost of living differences to avoid unintended consequences.
Simply put: We want to see our associates thrive. We mean it when we say our people make the difference.