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Walmart raises pay for more than 645 Mississippi pharmacy technicians

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Walmart is making significant investments in higher wages and career progression for Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacy technicians, including more than 645 in Mississippi.  Company-wide, over 36,000 pharmacy technicians will see a pay raise this week, increasing the average hourly wage to more than $20 per hour.

“Our Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacy technicians have proven time and time again how much they mean to the communities they serve. They were front and center during the pandemic as we tested millions of customers and members, and many went above and beyond to help administer vaccines across the country,” said Kevin Host, Senior VP of Walmart Health and Wellness. “These associates delivered heartfelt moments of care under extraordinary circumstances, and they did it with a smile on their face and the calm, professional attention that builds trust and keeps patients coming back.”

In addition to raises for current pharmacy associates, the retail giant is also implementing a progressive wage model that will give automatic raises to new pharmacy technicians every six months in their first two years with the company.

Certified pharmacy technicians can make $3 more per hour than their non-certified peers, and Walmart covers the costs for getting certified – from career diplomas, on-the-job training and test prep, to paying the certification exam fee.

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