Special Report

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

Kansas
> Walmart stores: 3 per 100,000 residents — 5th most (total: 83)
> Sales associates: 873 per 100,000 working-age adults — 7th most (total: 19,538
> Average hourly wage: $14.00 — 13th lowest
> State minimum wage: $7.25 — 21st lowest
> Cost of living: 10.0% less than national average — 15th lowest

Kentucky
> Walmart stores: 2 per 100,000 residents — 13th most (total: 102)
> Sales associates: 653 per 100,000 working-age adults — 23rd most (total: 22,872
> Average hourly wage: $14.18 — 19th lowest
> State minimum wage: $7.25 — 21st lowest
> Cost of living: 12.2% less than national average — 5th lowest

Source: Courtesy of Melody N. via Yelp

Louisiana
> Walmart stores: 3 per 100,000 residents — 4th most (total: 137)
> Sales associates: 937 per 100,000 working-age adults — 6th most (total: 33,472
> Average hourly wage: $14.05 — 14th lowest
> State minimum wage: None
> Cost of living: 10.9% less than national average — 10th lowest

Source: Courtesy of Terry T. via Yelp

Maine
> Walmart stores: 2 per 100,000 residents — 23rd most (total: 25)
> Sales associates: 601 per 100,000 working-age adults — 24th fewest (total: 6,721
> Average hourly wage: $15.38 — 10th highest
> State minimum wage: $12 — 4th highest
> Cost of living: Equal to national average

Maryland
> Walmart stores: 1 per 100,000 residents — 10th fewest (total: 60)
> Sales associates: 341 per 100,000 working-age adults — 10th fewest (total: 16,306
> Average hourly wage: $13.70 — 4th lowest
> State minimum wage: $11 — 10th highest
> Cost of living: 8.4% more than national average — 6th highest