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Retailers that pay well above minimum wage

We’ll be building this list as retailers announce wage increases, but for now, here's where you can earn a decent paycheck.

Retailers that pay well above minimum wage

This is where you can earn a decent paycheck in retail.

The plight for many retail workers is that the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour doesn't provide them with financial stability to afford the bare minimum. While many retailers have reacted by modestly increasing their hourly pay, some retailers currently offer wages well above federal standards.

We’ll be building this list as we get confirmation from retailers, but for now, here's where you can earn a decent paycheck in retail.


Hourly wage: $14
Costco has a $14 starting hourly wage in the U.S. as of June 11, 2018 (certain areas of the country like Seattle and San Francisco may be higher). Their previous starting hourly wage hourly wage of $13 had been in place since March 2016, and included their seasonal hires, as well.

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CVS Health

Hourly wage: $11
Effective April 2018, CVS will raise its minimum wage for hourly employees to $11 an hour and offer a paid parental leave program.

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The Gap

Hourly wage: $10
In 2014, the Gap announced it would be increasing its minimum hourly rate for U.S. employees to $9 and $10 in 2015.

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Hourly wage: $12
Target promises to increase its hourly wage to $15 by 2020. That's a paycheck that hits the bullseye.

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Hourly wage: $11
Walgreens increased its pay in part to keep up with its competitors in the marketplace.

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Hourly wage: $11 (beginning February 2018)
In addition, the company is 
offering all eligible full and part-time hourly associates in the U.S. a one-time cash bonus of up to $1,000An expanded parental and maternity leave policy was announced in January 2018.

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