Source: NPR - Link
Costco plans to edge up its starting wage to $16 an hour starting next week, CEO W. Craig Jelinek said on Thursday, revealing plans that would propel his company ahead of most of its retail competitors.
Costco raised its starting pay to $15 per hour in 2019. More than half of Costco’s hourly workers in the U.S. are paid above $25, Jelinek told the Senate Budget Committee during a hearing on pay at large retail and fast-food employers. Costco employs about 180,000 U.S. workers.
I think the real interesting bit here is the $25, and you can’t say that Costco’s prices are too high as a result.