Walmart Increases Pay For Thousands of Pharmacists and Opticians

Author and Attorney headshot standing with arms crossed in front of dark backgroundBy George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law

On May 31, 2023, Walmart announced it is raising wages for 7,700 U.S. pharmacists and opticians in a nationwide plan to expand healthcare services. The retailer said about 3,700 pharmacists would get a bump in pay, bringing their total average pay to more than $140,000 annually. Additionally, more than 4,000 opticians will receive pay raises, with their average hourly pay rising to more than $22.50. The company also said it plans to start a program in which associates who work in its Vision Center could receive certification and licensing to move into higher-paying positions.

Currently, Walmart employs 16,000 pharmacists and 12,000 opticians overall.

Competitive Pay in a Competitive Market.

According to the […]

Walmart Announces Pay Raise For Thousands of Pharmacists and Opticians

Author and Attorney headshot standing with arms crossed in front of dark backgroundBy George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law

On May 31, 2023, Walmart announced it is raising wages for 7,700 U.S. pharmacists and opticians in a nationwide plan to expand healthcare services. The retailer said about 3,700 pharmacists would get a bump in pay, bringing their total average pay to more than $140,000 annually. Additionally, more than 4,000 opticians will receive pay raises, with their average hourly pay rising to more than $22.50. The company also said it plans to start a program in which associates who work in its Vision Center could receive certification and licensing to move into higher-paying positions.

Currently, Walmart employs 16,000 pharmacists and 12,000 opticians overall.

Competitive Pay in a Competitive Market.

According to the […]

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