Children’s Mercy to Raise Organization’s Minimum Hourly Wage
Children’s Mercy Kansas City announced the organization’s minimum hourly wage will increase to $15, effective February 14, 2021.
“This decision is based on a thoughtful assessment of our entry-level compensation levels and directly aligns with our goal to be the employer of choice,” Paul Kempinski, MS, FACHE, President and CEO, said. “It also reflects our compensation philosophy, which is to provide a competitive and sustainable compensation program that attracts, retains, develops, and rewards employees who contribute to the organization’s success.”
“Our employees are our most valuable resource,” said Kempinski. “Every day they put our mission first, remaining committed to every child and family member who comes through our doors. Each one of our employees provides exceptional care, directly or indirectly, to our patients.”
The minimum wage increase will be a permanent change to Children’s Mercy’s pay scale, surpassing the federal, Kansas, and Missouri minimum wages. It also will surpass the 2018 Missouri referendum that will raise wages to $12 per hour by 2023.
“We will continue to review the competitiveness of our pay ranges on an annual basis for all employees,” Kempinski said. “This is just one more way that Children’s Mercy is working to create a more diverse, inclusive, and high-performing workforce.”
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