US natural gas provider Infinite Energy is to increase its minimum starting wage to $15 an hour for all full and part-time employees.
The increase, which is due to take effect on 1 June, follows a recent salary review. This found that the organisation is offering competitive pay within the industry, with the majority of employees earning $15 an hour (£10.41) or more.
However, the hourly wage for some positions fell below $15. The pay increase aims to rectify this.
Darin Cook, chief executive officer at Infinite Energy, said: “We believe this is a natural application of our [organisational] culture and the right thing to do for our employees and our [organisation]. Market rate isn’t a good standard if that wage cannot support an employee’s basic needs.”
Rich Blaser, chief executive officer at Infinite Energy, added: “Offering higher wages is ultimately in the best interest of our [organisation]. It will help us keep and attract talented employees to act in the best interests of our customers and our [organisation].”