Special Report

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

Alabama
> Walmart stores: 3 per 100,000 residents — 3rd most (total: 144)
> Sales associates: 964 per 100,000 working-age adults — 5th most (total: 37,423
> Average hourly wage: $13.91 — 7th lowest
> State minimum wage: None
> Cost of living: 13.6% less than national average — 3rd lowest

Source: Courtesy of Jeff A. via Yelp

Alaska
> Walmart stores: 1 per 100,000 residents — 14th fewest (total: 9)
> Sales associates: 409 per 100,000 working-age adults — 13th fewest (total: 2,221
> Average hourly wage: $15.56 — 8th highest
> State minimum wage: $10.19 — 14th highest
> Cost of living: 4.8% more than national average — 10th highest

Source: Courtesy of Sham K. via Yelp

Arizona
> Walmart stores: 2 per 100,000 residents — 23rd fewest (total: 124)
> Sales associates: 563 per 100,000 working-age adults — 20th fewest (total: 32,981
> Average hourly wage: $14.61 — 20th highest
> State minimum wage: $12 — 4th highest
> Cost of living: 3.5% less than national average — 25th highest

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Arkansas
> Walmart stores: 4 per 100,000 residents — the most (total: 130)
> Sales associates: 2,104 per 100,000 working-age adults — the most (total: 49,580
> Average hourly wage: $14.22 — 20th lowest
> State minimum wage: $10 — 16th highest
> Cost of living: 14.7% less than national average — the lowest

California
> Walmart stores: 1 per 100,000 residents — 3rd fewest (total: 310)
> Sales associates: 293 per 100,000 working-age adults — 6th fewest (total: 91,725
> Average hourly wage: $15.63 — 7th highest
> State minimum wage: $13 — 2nd highest
> Cost of living: 15.4% more than national average — 3rd highest