BJC HealthCare to raise minimum wage

St. Louis-based BJC HealthCare will raise minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2021, the system announced

It will introduce the new wages in a stepped rollout that begins Oct. 27, with an increase to $12.65 per hour. This increase will affect 3,500 employees.

Next fall, BJC HealthCare will increase the minimum to $14. The system plans to fully implement the $15 wage by fall 2021. When finalized, the update is nearly a 50 percent increase over the system's current hourly minimum of $10.10 per hour.   

"We're making these changes to help our team members and their families better meet their financial needs," Rich Liekweg, BJC president and CEO, said in a press release. "BJC is an organization of people taking care of people, and it'’s important that our 31,000 team members receive competitive pay and benefits." 


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