Atrium Health Navicent ups its minimum wage for the fourth time since September 2020

Atrium Health Navicent just increased its minimum wage to $14 an hour, marking the fourth time Atrium Health has increased the minimum wage at its Macon hospital in just over two years.

The minimum wage at the hospital also has nearly doubled since September 2020.

The minimum wage at the hospital was increased from $7.25 per hour to $10 per hour in September 2020. The hourly rate next rose to $12.50, then to $13.50 and is now $14 per hour.

The federally mandated minimum wage is $7.25 per hour.

The 50-cent hourly wage increase, which went into effect Jan. 22, is part of an additional $12 million investment into teammate compensation, according to an Atrium Health news release.

Atrium Health Navicent in Macon.
Atrium Health Navicent in Macon.

“Our teammates are our most important resource, and it’s important that we offer market-competitive compensation and benefits to attract and retain top talent,” Atrium Health Navicent president Delvecchio Finley said in the release.

“By investing in our teammates, we’re also demonstrating our continued commitment to providing excellent health care and contributing to the local economy, which will benefit central and south Georgia, both now and into the future.”

The pay increase is expected to show up in Feb. 10 paychecks, according to the release.

Also, Atrium Health Navicent is currently hiring for a number of positions, the release said. Here’s a link to job openings: