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Amazon lifts minimum wage to $15

8 months 2 weeks 1 day ago Tuesday, October 02 2018 Oct 2, 2018 October 02, 2018 6:20 AM October 02, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press

SEATTLE (AP) - Amazon is boosting its minimum wage for all U.S. workers to $15 per hour starting next month.

The company said Tuesday that the wage hike will benefit more than 350,000 workers, which includes full-time, part-time, temporary and seasonal positions. It includes Whole Foods employees. Amazon's hourly operations and customer service employees, some who already make $15 per hour, will also see a wage increase, the Seattle-based company said.

Amazon has more than 575,000 employees globally. Pay for workers at Amazon can vary by location. Its starting pay is $10 an hour at a warehouse in Austin, Texas, and $13.50 an hour in Robbinsville, New Jersey.

The median pay for an Amazon employee last year was $28,446, according to government filings, which includes full-time, part-time and temporary workers.

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