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Walmart slated to increase truck driver pay to nearly $90K

Posted: 12:19 PM, Jan 24, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-24 17:19:56Z

Walmart is trying to attract hundreds of new truck drivers this year, the position coming with a nearly $90,000 paycheck.

The company announced that it is raising driver pay beginning in February. The raise, a 1-cent per mile increase and additional pay for every arrival, means Walmart drivers will now earn on average $87,500 a year.

Walmart says it hired 1,400 new truck drivers in 2018 and is trying to hire hundreds more in 2019 due to an industry-wide shortage.

To qualify for the job, drivers must have 30 months of experience in the past three years and a clean safety record.

The raise is set to take affect on February 1. To apply, click here .