BUSINESS + ECONOMY

Intermountain to increase minimum wage to $15/hour

Aug 25, 2021, 9:55 AM | Updated: 10:03 am
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Life Flight was called to a home on Monday, Sept. 19 after a child fell from a window. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)
(Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY — Intermountain Healthcare announced on Wednesday that they will raise the minimum wage for both clinical and non-clinical employees to $15 an hour starting on September 19.

The increase to $15 per hour for those making less than that affects 2,200 employees. In addition, nearly 13,000 other employees across a number of job roles will also receive raises.

“The adjustments reflect Intermountain’s commitment to offering competitive pay so people can provide for their personal and family needs while helping Intermountain attract and retain the very best talent to carry out our mission,” Heather Brace, Intermountain’s chief people officer and senior vice president said.

“This adjustment is our commitment to ensuring we are paying employees—both current and future—fairly and at market.”

All employees across Intermountain’s facilities received a pay increase in April and eligible nurses received a pay bump in June. 

Intermountain said this adjustment to the minimum wage came after watching the job market over the last two years. More specifically, they responded to how healthcare roles dramatically changed in that time.

“While COVID-19 has had an impact on the labor market, this adjustment is not a direct result of the pandemic. It is to align compensation to the current market and ensure employees are paid fairly,” Brace said.

 

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