Whether you’re looking to earn more money or to work for a company better aligned with your values and sense of fairness, there are great companies who are raising the minimum wage of their employees. For some it’s about the corporate tax cuts and for others, it’s about guaranteeing a living wage. Whatever the reason may be, it’s good news for U.S. workers looking to find a job that fits their lives.
Minimum Wage Details: “To provide an elevated experience for guests, Target is raising its minimum hourly wage to $12 in 2018, part of a previously announced commitment to raising it to $15 by the end of 2020.”
Where Hiring: DeKalb, IL; Kyle, TX; Philadelphia, PA; San Leandro, CA; Phoenix, AZ; San Francisco, CA; Brooklyn Park, MN; Minneapolis, MN & more.
What Employees Say: “Friendly environment, good pay and benefits.” —Former Cashier
Bank of America
Minimum Wage Details: Bank of America announced in May 2019 that it will raise its minimum hourly wage to $20 over a two-year period. The first incremental increase was to $17, which was made on May 1. The rate will continue to increase until it reaches $20 in 2021.
Where Hiring: Washington DC; Newark, DE; San Francisco, CA; Melville, NY; Carrollton, TX; Smyrna, GA; Phoenix, AZ; Boston, MA; Annandale, VA & more.
What Employees Say: “Fantastic benefits and great leadership and atmosphere to work in! Great work life balance!” —Current Assistant Vice President
JP Morgan Chase
Minimum Wage Details: JPMorgan pays a minimum wage of $16.50, with that rising to $18 in major cities.
Where Hiring: New York, NY; Denver, CO; San Francisco, CA; Plano, TX; Chicago, IL; Wilmington, DE; Tampa, FL & more.
What Employees Say: “JP Morgan is one of the best places to work. They have top-notch experts in every level of the organization and Jamie Dimon is one of the best CEOs in the industry.” —Current Employee
Huntington National Bank
Minimum Wage Details: Announced in May 2019, Huntington Bank renewed its commitment to investing in colleagues, including raising the minimum starting hourly wage to $16 in 2019, enhancing health-care plans, and extending family leave.
Where Hiring: Columbus, OH; Chicago, IL; Pittsburgh, PA; Houston, TX; Huntington, WV; Grand Rapids, MI & more.
What Employees Say: “The culture has depth and is authentic. It’s demonstrated from the top-down. Compensation is killer.” —Current VP of Client Strategy
Minimum Wage Details: In May 2019, Facebook said it was raising its minimum wage for all U.S. contract workers, reacting to rising costs of living as it faces intense scrutiny over the treatment of ordinary employees and their pay. The company raised its minimum wage to $20 per hour in the San Francisco Bay Area, New York and Washington D.C. and to $18 per hour in Seattle. Focusing on content moderation, it will pay at least $22 per hour for content reviewers in the Bay Area, New York City and Washington, D.C., $20 per hour to those living in Seattle and $18 per hour in all other metro areas in the United States.
Where Hiring: Menlo Park, CA; Seattle, WA; Austin, TX; Denver, CO; Chicago, IL; Los Angeles, CA; Washington DC; New York NY; Forest City, NC & more.
What Employees Say: “Fast paced environment that instills ruthless prioritization into your veins. Interesting projects/challenges that you’ll probably encounter across many teams. Perks + benefits are hard to beat — they really do try their best at making you not worry about anything else.” —Current Analyst
Minimum Wage Details: Wells Fargo has raised the minimum hourly wage for U.S.-based team members to $15 an hour in March 2018. Base pay has increased by 32 percent since 2013.
Where Hiring: San Francisco, CA; Charlotte, NC; Phoenix, AZ; Minneapolis, MN; Salt Lake City, UT; Union City, GA; West Palm Beach, FL; Raleigh, NC & more.
What Employees Say: “The culture here is phenomenal. The message is all about how the people make the difference and the company is very focused on developing employees. The routines set in place to reinforce the behaviors are phenomenal. Resources available to leaders for improving coaching style are endless! They have even taken external leadership theories and incorporated those into the resources and training available. Highly engaged and talented people work here, making it a great place to network and grow.” —Current Branch Manager
Minimum Wage Details: In 2018, Amazon raised its minimum wage to $15 for all full-time, part-time, temporary (including those hired by agencies), and seasonal employees across the U.S. More than 250,000 Amazon employees, as well as more than 100,000 seasonal holiday employees, and their families benefit from the new, higher pay.
Where Hiring: Colorado Springs, CO; Houston, TX; Obetz, OH; Carlisle, PA; Tempe, AZ; Ashburn, VA; Seattle, WA; San Francisco, CA & more.
What Employees Say: “Compensation is well beyond my expectations, and more than suitable. Exciting projects all across the company that keep you interested and focused. Amazon is changing the world.” —Current Employee
Minimum Wage Details: Costco has raised the minimum starting wage for store workers in the U.S. and Canada from $14.50 to $15.50 an hour, effective as of March 2019. The retailer said it will also increase pay for supervisors and begin offering paid parental leave for hourly employees.
Where Hiring: Issaquah, WA; Port Chester, NY; Oklahoma City, OK; Hayward, CA; Dallas, TX; Redmond, WA; Staten Island, NY; Colorado Springs, CO; Oklahoma City, OK & more.
What Employees Say:
Minimum Wage Details: “Charter is increasing our investment in our workforce by ensuring all employees are paid a minimum wage of at least $15 per hour, including target commissions, within the next year. A $15 per hour minimum wage for these valued workers builds on our commitment to hire over 20,000 employees by 2020 and will enable us to better attract, train and retain the highly skilled, diverse workforce we want and need to solve our customers’ problems or install cable broadband service in their homes.”
Where Hiring: Stamford, CT; Kansas City, MO; Charlotte, NC; San Antonio, TX; Greenwood Village, Arapahoe, CO; New York, NY; Bradenton, FL; Milwaukee, WI & more.
What Employees Say: “Very affordable high-quality health insurance benefits even for PT employees. Great for working parents who split up child care and need coverage. The key to succeeding at Costco is to work hard, have a good attitude and be nice to people. It’s hard work and fast-paced, you have to be down for that to succeed.” —Current Employee
Ben & Jerry’s
Minimum Wage Details: “Every year, we recalculate the livable wage to make sure it’s keeping up with the actual cost of living in Vermont. In recent years, Ben & Jerry’s livable wage has been nearly twice the national minimum wage, landing at $16.92 in 2015.”
Where Hiring: South Burlington, VT; Provo, UT; Alexandria, VA; Nashville, TN; Portland, OR; Kennebunkport, ME & more.
What Employees Say: “Fun job, easy training, meeting cool people!” —Current Employee