Special Report

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

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New Mexico
> Walmart stores: 3 per 100,000 residents — 8th most (total: 53)
> Sales associates: 815 per 100,000 working-age adults — 9th most (total: 13,450
> Average hourly wage: $14.31 — 22nd lowest
> State minimum wage: $9 — 23rd highest
> Cost of living: 8.9% less than national average — 18th lowest

New York
> Walmart stores: 1 per 100,000 residents — the fewest (total: 110)
> Sales associates: 222 per 100,000 working-age adults — 3rd fewest (total: 34,670
> Average hourly wage: $15.94 — 2nd highest
> State minimum wage: $11.8 — 9th highest
> Cost of living: 16.4% more than national average — 2nd highest

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North Carolina
> Walmart stores: 2 per 100,000 residents — 19th most (total: 214)
> Sales associates: 661 per 100,000 working-age adults — 20th most (total: 55,319
> Average hourly wage: $13.93 — 8th lowest
> State minimum wage: $7.25 — 21st lowest
> Cost of living: 8.2% less than national average — 19th lowest

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North Dakota
> Walmart stores: 2 per 100,000 residents — 14th most (total: 17)
> Sales associates: 731 per 100,000 working-age adults — 15th most (total: 4,288
> Average hourly wage: $15.90 — 3rd highest
> State minimum wage: $7.25 — 21st lowest
> Cost of living: 9.4% less than national average — 16th lowest

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Ohio
> Walmart stores: 1 per 100,000 residents — 18th fewest (total: 172)
> Sales associates: 528 per 100,000 working-age adults — 16th fewest (total: 48,948
> Average hourly wage: $14.16 — 18th lowest
> State minimum wage: $8.7 — 25th lowest
> Cost of living: 11.6% less than national average — 8th lowest