Retailers that pay well above minimum wage

These retailers are redefining what a good deal looks like by offering high starting hourly wages.

Retailers that pay well above minimum wage

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

As we head into the busy retail-hiring season, it's time to take stock of the companies that are pushing their minimum wage way past the federal minimum of $7.25 per hour. A lot of the top retail jobs have been inching their starting pay upwards over the past year, and with Amazon's announcement that all U.S. employees will start at $15/hour, you should know what your options are for making the biggest bang in retail. 

Here are the top retailers paying at least $10/hour, all of which are on the list of the top 100 retailers, according to the National Retail Federation. 

Amazon / Whole Foods

Hourly wage: $15
Amazon and Whole Foods (owned by Amazon) will begin paying all U.S. employees—including seasonal and part-time—$15 per hour, beginning November 1, 2018. 

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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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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 
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. In January 2020, Walmart announced that in approximately 500 stores, it has raised starting hourly pay for the newly created team associate role to $12 from $11. Some of these new hires will work as cashiers, people who help stock shelves, and deli workers.

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