Oklahoma Walmart employees earn more than $5 million bonuses for second-quarter store performance
Employees at Oklahoma Walmart stores earned more than $5.07 million in second-quarter bonuses, Walmart said Thursday.
In Oklahoma City alone, more than $1.1 million went to stores that achieved sales and customer service goals, the company said.
Walmart employs 32,887 people in Oklahoma, where it operates 135 stores, including 81 Supercenters, 33 Neighborhood Markets, 13 Sam's Clubs, eight discount stores and two distribution centers, according to its website.
Nationwide, more than 915,000 Walmart U.S. hourly associates received a share of more than $200 million in cash bonuses based on their stores' second-quarter performance. The bonuses were included in associates' Sept. 6 paychecks.
Walmart associates earn quarterly bonuses as part of an overall incentive plan designed to reward associates whose stores achieve sales and customer service goals.
“Walmart has long offered quarterly bonus opportunities to associates. We're one of the few retailers to do so,” said Rodney Walker, Walmart vice president and regional general manager in Oklahoma. “Our associates work hard to save customers time and money. Those efforts improve stores sales, so it makes sense Walmart would reward employees with these bonuses.”
In January, Walmart announced plans to increase the starting wage for all hourly associates in the U.S. to at least $11, expand maternity and parental leave benefits, and provide a one-time cash bonus for eligible associates of up to $1,000.