Special Report

How Many People Work at Walmart in Each State, and What They Are Paid

Source: Courtesy of Walmart Corporate Media / corporate.walmart.com

South Dakota
> Walmart stores: 2 per 100,000 residents — 21st most (total: 17)
> Sales associates: 700 per 100,000 working-age adults — 19th most (total: 4,761
> Average hourly wage: $14.74 — 17th highest
> State minimum wage: $9.3 — 21st highest
> Cost of living: 12.1% less than national average — 6th lowest

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Tennessee
> Walmart stores: 2 per 100,000 residents — 15th most (total: 151)
> Sales associates: 711 per 100,000 working-age adults — 17th most (total: 38,747
> Average hourly wage: $13.96 — 11th lowest
> State minimum wage: None
> Cost of living: 10.1% less than national average — 14th lowest

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Texas
> Walmart stores: 2 per 100,000 residents — 17th most (total: 593)
> Sales associates: 709 per 100,000 working-age adults — 18th most (total: 158,545
> Average hourly wage: $14.10 — 17th lowest
> State minimum wage: $7.25 — 21st lowest
> Cost of living: 3.2% less than national average — 23rd highest

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Utah
> Walmart stores: 2 per 100,000 residents — 24th most (total: 59)
> Sales associates: 741 per 100,000 working-age adults — 14th most (total: 17,913
> Average hourly wage: $14.94 — 16th highest
> State minimum wage: $7.25 — 21st lowest
> Cost of living: 3.4% less than national average — 24th highest

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Vermont
> Walmart stores: 1 per 100,000 residents — 9th fewest (total: 6)
> Sales associates: 198 per 100,000 working-age adults — the fewest (total: 1,029
> Average hourly wage: $14.48 — 24th highest
> State minimum wage: $10.96 — 12th highest
> Cost of living: 3.0% more than national average — 11th highest