BANK OF AMERICAN WILL RAISE MINIMUM WAGE TO $23 AN HOUR IN OCTOBER
Bank of America (BAC.N) will boost its minimum hourly wage to $23 in October as it heads toward a goal of raising hourly pay to $25 by 2025, the company said in a statement Wednesday. The pay bump translates to a minimum salary of almost $48,000 a year for full-time employees, according to the second largest U.S. lender. BofA has increased pay several times in recent years, starting with a move to $15 an hour in 2017.
Sheri Bronstein, the bank’s chief human resources officer, said providing a competitive minimum rate of pay is foundational to being a great place to work. “By investing in a variety of benefits to attract and develop talented teammates, we are investing in the long-term success of our employees, customers and communities,” she said. “Our commitment to $25 by 2025 is how we share success with you and lead the way for other companies.” Bank of America’s leadership as a global employer has been recognized by many external organizations, most recently including JUST Capital’s #1 Company for Workers, LinkedIn’s “Top Companies in the U.S.” and Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for the fifth consecutive year.