WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – This week, Novant Health announced an adjustment to its current minimum wage in North Carolina from $11 per hour to $12.50 per hour. This change benefits about 5,000 team members.
“Novant Health is dedicated to caring for our communities, starting with our own team members,” said Carl Armato, CEO, Novant Health. “After our initial living wage adjustment last year, we recognized we had an opportunity to further invest in our team members as they continue to provide outstanding and compassionate care and service to our patients.”
In 2017, Novant Health implemented a minimum wage of $11 per hour in North Carolina, a rate based on local costs of living over and above the state-mandated minimum wage, commonly referred to as a living wage. Novant Health is committed to offering competitive compensation and benefits packages.
“Offering a living wage shows that we are living up to our commitment to attract and retain highly qualified team members,” said Janet Smith-Hill, executive vice president and chief human resources officer. “This update to our living wage represents about a $4 million investment in our team members.”