We’re also making investments in associates’ pay. This new structure is built around higher-skilled jobs of the future, and the compensation for those roles reflects that.
The new salaried and hourly teaming leadership roles will come with higher pay, and we’re also raising pay for the current salaried digital, asset protection and auto care center assistant manager roles in the store. The new wage ranges for the hourly team lead roles start at between $18 and $21 an hour and can go up to $30 an hour in Supercenters. Through this new, tiered structure for team leads, we’re creating room for pay and career growth while investing in areas like pickup and delivery as customers increasingly turn to those options. Those parts of the business will only continue to grow.
In addition, we’re investing in specific, skilled frontline hourly positions in Supercenters. The minimums for hourly associates in the deli and bakery areas are increasing from $11 an hour to $15 or higher. Pay is also being raised for several hourly auto care center roles. Most associates in these roles will receive a base pay increase of $1 or more per hour. These specialized roles are an essential part of our business.
Overall, we are raising wages for approximately 165,000 hourly associates across all Walmart U.S. stores.
We are re-investing in several ways to provide associates with higher and more consistent base pay. All of the above associates will get an increase in pay in October, taking the place of the annual increase they typically have to wait until February or April to receive. Likewise, for these select hourly roles, this increase will also take the place of the regular quarterly bonus and become part of their base pay going forward, offering more predictability and more pay in their hourly wages. These associates will continue to be eligible to receive quarterly bonuses for Q3 and Q4 of this year. When we’ve asked associates, the overwhelming majority say their hourly wages are the most important part of their pay, well ahead of quarterly bonuses.
We’re thrilled about how we’re shifting our business to meet the needs of customers and investing in our associates at the same time. At the end of the day, our associates are the key to making every day easier for busy families.
They’ve done a remarkable job this year. I can’t wait to see how they excel in these new roles and continue to make such an incredible difference in their communities.
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