Special Report

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

Virginia
> Walmart stores: 2 per 100,000 residents — 24th fewest (total: 149)
> Sales associates: 636 per 100,000 working-age adults — 25th most (total: 42,711
> Average hourly wage: $14.10 — 17th lowest
> State minimum wage: $7.25 — 21st lowest
> Cost of living: 2.0% more than national average — 12th highest

Washington
> Walmart stores: 1 per 100,000 residents — 7th fewest (total: 66)
> Sales associates: 323 per 100,000 working-age adults — 8th fewest (total: 19,758
> Average hourly wage: $15.86 — 4th highest
> State minimum wage: $13.5 — the highest
> Cost of living: 7.8% more than national average — 7th highest

West Virginia
> Walmart stores: 2 per 100,000 residents — 9th most (total: 44)
> Sales associates: 759 per 100,000 working-age adults — 13th most (total: 10,921
> Average hourly wage: $13.59 — 2nd lowest
> State minimum wage: $8.75 — 25th highest
> Cost of living: 12.2% less than national average — 5th lowest

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Wisconsin
> Walmart stores: 2 per 100,000 residents — 22nd fewest (total: 99)
> Sales associates: 639 per 100,000 working-age adults — 24th most (total: 29,776
> Average hourly wage: $14.30 — 21st lowest
> State minimum wage: $7.25 — 21st lowest
> Cost of living: 8.1% less than national average — 20th lowest

Source: Courtesy of Mary Lou R. via Yelp

Wyoming
> Walmart stores: 2 per 100,000 residents — 11th most (total: 14)
> Sales associates: 989 per 100,000 working-age adults — 4th most (total: 4,476
> Average hourly wage: $15.20 — 11th highest
> State minimum wage: $5.15 — 8th lowest
> Cost of living: 7.3% less than national average — 23rd lowest