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Intermountain Healthcare raises minimum wage to $15 an hour

Intermountain Healthcare will increase its minimum wage to $15 an hour for both clinical and nonclinical jobs, the health care provider announced Wednesday.

Intermountain Healthcare will increase its minimum wage to $15 an hour for both clinical and nonclinical jobs, the health care provider announced Wednesday. (Steve Griffin, Deseret News)



SALT LAKE CITY — Intermountain Healthcare will increase its minimum wage to $15 an hour for both clinical and nonclinical jobs, the health care provider announced Wednesday.

The change will take place for employees across facilities in Utah, Idaho and Nevada starting Sept. 19, 2021. There are currently 2,200 or so Intermountain employees making less than $15 an hour whose pay will increase to match the new minimum wage. The company said 12,800 more employees will have their salaries adjusted between 3% and 7%, based on their experience, given the new minimum threshold.

"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," said Heather Brace, chief people officer and senior vice president at Intermountain.

"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," Brace continued. "This adjustment is our commitment to ensuring we are paying employees — both current and future — fairly and at market."

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