T-Mobile increases minimum pay to $20 per hour for all employees

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS)– T-Mobile is the latest to announce an increase to its minimum hourly wage for both full-time and part-time employees. The company announced last week that workers will be making no less than $20 an hour.

The company’s CEO Mike Sievert made the announcement in a blog post, saying the move was about inclusion, and he wanted to draw a line that ensures no employee is left behind.

“We have decided to implement a nationwide minimum pay at T-Mobile of at least $20 per hour,” Sievert wrote. “The truth is, the vast majority of our employees already earn well above this level, especially when including incentive pay.”

Sievert says most employees already make more than $20 per hour, especially when incentive pay is included.

T-Mobile isn’t the only company to increase wages. Effective Jan. 1, 2022, Hobby Lobby’s full-time hourly wage will climb from $15 – a rate they set in 2014 – to $18.50. Over the last 13 years, the national chain has raised its minimum wage 12 times. said it will start paying employees at least $18.50 per hour.

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