McDonald's Corp raising average worker wage to around $10

April 1, 2015 9:27 PM

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McDonald's Corp raising average worker wage to around $10

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp (MCD.N) plans to raise the average pay of about 90,000 U.S. workers to around $10, the fast-food giant said on Wednesday, but the move will not affect workers at the vast majority of the restaurants, which are operated by franchisees.

The move by McDonald's, which is also adding benefits like paid vacations, follows entry-level wage hikes by Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) and other chain stores in response to frequent worker protests calling for higher pay and better working conditions.

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