Walmart announced yesterday it will boost pay for 165,000 of its hourly associates nationwide this October.
The hike in pay will replace the annual increase employees normally receive in February or April.
The impacted roles include:
• Current salaried digital, asset protection and auto care center assistant manager roles in the store.
• Hourly team lead roles: These employees will receive new wages start between $18 and $21 an hour, but can go up to $30 an hour in Supercenters.
• Hourly associates in the deli and bakery areas: These employees will receive a minimum increase of $11 an hour to $15 or higher.
• Several hourly auto care center roles: Most associates in these roles will receive a base pay increase of $1 or more per hour.
This increase will also take the place of their regular quarterly bonus, according to Walmart. Instead, it will become part of their base pay going forward, “offering more predictability and more pay in their hourly wages.”
However, the associates will continue to be eligible to receive quarterly bonuses through the end of the year, the company said.
In its latest announcement, Walmart also said that it would introduce a “team-based operating model” across its Supercenters, similar to the one used at Sam’s Clubs.