DALLAS, Texas (KWTX) Walmart Thursday announced an increase in driver wages with which first-year drivers can earn an average of almost $90,000 a year.
Beginning next month, drivers will receive a $0.01-per-mile increase and a 50-cent increase in activity pay, which means they’ll be paid as much as $1 every time they arrive at a destination and drop a trailer.
With the increase, first-year drivers can earn an average of $87,500.
“Truck drivers are a critical part of our team here at Walmart and have been since Sam Walton started the private truck fleet in the 1970s,” said Greg Smith, executive vice president of Walmart U.S. Supply Chain.
“Our professional drivers are part of what makes Walmart so special. This wage increase reflects the importance of our private fleet and our commitment to recruiting and retaining the best drivers in the industry.”