Charter Communications, which operates the nation's second-largest cable TV provider under the Spectrum name, has raised its minimum starting wage to $20 an hour including target commissions for all employees across its 41-state service area. The $20 milestone is the fulfillment of a multiyear commitment that began in 2018 with the establishment of a $15 minimum starting wage.
Charter -- based in Stamford, CT -- announced in April 2020 that it would permanently raise its starting wage to $20 an hour in 2022 — nearly triple the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour — with annual increases of $1.50 an hour in 2020 and 2021 boosting the starting hourly wage to $16.50 and $18, respectively.
Charter is currently hiring for 2,500 positions across its 41-state service area. In 2021, Charter promoted more than 13,000 employees, and saw nearly 2,200 employees choose to return to the company after accepting positions elsewhere. Candidates can learn more about open positions, more than 50 different available career paths and apply online at the company’s Careers site at jobs.spectrum.com.
Jobs that Spectrum is currently hiring for include Customer Service Representative, Field Technician, Sales, Warehouse Technician, Maintenance Technician, Security Officer and Technical Support Specialist.
“Our $20 starting wage is an important investment in our highly skilled employees, who deliver connectivity and entertainment to more than 32 million customers,” said Tom Rutledge, Chairman & CEO of Charter. “Providing strong, competitive wages from day one, comprehensive benefits and dozens of progression paths make Charter a place to build a fulfilling technology career, not just come to work.”
Charter features 93,000 employees and its workforce is entirely 100% U.S.-based, including customer service. In addition to a $20 minimum starting wage, these employees receive comprehensive health benefits, and for nine consecutive years, Charter has absorbed the full annual cost increase of medical, dental and vision coverage. The company also offers employees a 401(k) that matches the first 6% of employee contributions, plus a Retirement Accumulation Plan with an additional 3% company contribution, for which most employees are eligible.
Charter employees can also receive up to $5,250 per year in education assistance, as well as complimentary and discounted pricing on Spectrum Internet, TV and Mobile