Truck drivers working for Walmart will soon make nearly $90,000 — and they’re hiring.
Walmart announced Wednesday that the raises will go into effect in February.
The raise is only 1 cent per mile, bringing pay to an all-in rate close to 89 cents per mile, with additional pay for every arrival, but that all quickly adds up.
Walmart reports drivers will now earn an average of $87,500 a year.
The retail corporation hired on more than 1,400 new drivers in 2018 and plans to hire hundreds more in 2019.
According to a 2018 American Trucking Associations study, the median salary for a truckload driver working a national, irregular route was more than $53,000.