Generally, there are different pay rates depending on what you do in a company. The CEO of Walmart makes nearly $23,000,000, which is no small amount. Not totally unexpected though, since Walmart is a global company and is number one in revenue in the United States.
A cashier at Walmart makes considerably less, with a median salary of just over $22,000. And that figure is a “moral outrage” according to Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, who tweeted her disgust.
“Walmart CEO’s salary last year: $23,618,233. A Walmart worker’s median pay last year: $21,952. The issue isn’t that these employees aren’t working hard enough. It’s that our system doesn’t value workers. And it’s a moral outrage,” she tweeted.
Walmart CEO’s salary last year: $23,618,233
A Walmart worker’s median pay last year: $21,952
The issue isn’t that these employees aren’t working hard enough. It’s that our system doesn’t value workers. And it’s a moral outrage. https://t.co/Jg13KF8uFr
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) October 29, 2019
People were quick to point out that a CEO and a cashier job are quite different and that Walmart’s CEO actually started at the company as a teen who unloaded merchandise from the supply trucks.
Walmart's CEO-who started as a teen unloading trucks-is responsible for 2.2 million employees.
If you divided up ALL his pay between employees evenly, it’s less than $11/employee per year– less than $1/month.
His pay isn't affecting theirs. This is envy politics at its worst. https://t.co/G4q5MBKUPL
— Carol Roth (@caroljsroth) October 30, 2019
Doug McMillon started at Walmart when he was in high school in 1984.
He unloaded trucks day in and down out for little pay in his entry level job.
Because of his hard work and drive, McMillion educated himself, rose through the ranks, and eventually became CEO.
He earned it. https://t.co/ReWt7NHMzi
— Caleb SkHull 💀🎃👻 (@CalebJHull) October 29, 2019
The CEO runs a freaking company. An hourly Associate stocks shelves https://t.co/ZYgjTLIcXA
— Jared Tittle (@jared_tittle) October 30, 2019
Ya so unfair that LeBron James makes over 40 million while the guy selling popcorn at Laker games makes way less. Lol, Rob Pelinka and Jeanie Bus really need to even the pay scales due to hard work and morality. https://t.co/n21RsDFSqg
— David (@airtorres1) October 30, 2019
— Angela.Kay (@DeepSouthProud) October 30, 2019