Atrium increases minimum wage, affecting 7.5K+ employees

Charlotte, N.C.-based Atrium Health announced its intent to increase the minimum wage for employees effective July 22, the health system announced June 28.

Here are three things to know:

1. The health system plans to increase its minimum wage from $11.50 to $12.50 per hour. Employees currently making $12.50 per hour will also see an increase in salary to maintain pay differentiation.

2. Officials said the change would affect more than 7,500 employees.

3. Atrium has sought to increase the minimum wage by 72.4 percent since 2012, effectively increasing it from $7.25 to $12.50 per hour.

"Each and every one of our teammates is integral to ensuring our patients receive the very best. As we continue to work together to improve health, elevate hope and advance healing –– for all, this increase represents our ongoing commitment to our team and supports the incredible work they do every single day," said Atrium Health CEO Eugene Woods.

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