What Veterans May Need More Than a Walmart Job

Walmart's promise to hire any honorably discharged veteran in his or her first 12 months off active duty seems like a noble one, but how good is the pay? In the U.S., the average wage for a full-time hourly Walmart associate is $12.57, according to the company. That's $26,108 a year at 40 hours a week, or just above the federal poverty level of $23,050 for a family of four. The median salary for W-1 enlisted military personnel with eight years of experience is $45,528, which is also the "most...Full Story
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