Most jobs at Amazon’s planned distribution center in Garner will pay less than $30,000 a year, according to the Raleigh News & Observer.
At the announcement event in Garner earlier this month, Joe Stallings, town economic development director said the jobs would be “maket-based” and a mix of salaried and blue-collar positions.
The N&O obtained details of what the jobs would actually pay via a public records request to disclose information from a presentation given to the Wake County Board of Commissioners in January.
It found that most employees, 1,381 of the estimated 1,500, will make only $12.50 an hour, or $14.90 with benefits included. A handful will make from $16.40 to $55 an hour and one will make $100 an hour.
Most of the wages put workers below the Wake County average in 2017 of $58,000 a year.
The N&O reports that employees will be eligible for benefits immediately on employment and for stock options and a quarterly bonus. After a year on the job, they can take courses to train in skills such as welding, nursing, software development and more.