Sheetz Invests $28.5 Million in Wages

The chain will increase pay for the majority of its 18,000 store employees. 

February 12, 2021

ALTOONA, Pa.—This week, Sheetz announced its commitment to its workforce with a $28.5 million investment in store employee wages across more than 600 locations. Effective today, Feb. 12, the wage increase is part of Sheetz’s goal to continuously offer competitive wages, enabling the chain to attract and retain top talent. Wages will be increased for the majority of Sheetz’s 18,000 store employees.

“Our employees are the heart and soul of this company,” said Travis Sheetz, president and COO of Sheetz, in a press release. “Sheetz is committed to investing in our people and attracting and retaining top talent. We know in order to do this, we need to exceed expectations by providing competitive wages, industry-leading benefits, career development opportunities and much more.”

This investment comes on the heels of a $15 million investment in store employee wages in 2016 and a $16.8 million investment in store employee wages in 2019. Consistently named one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For by Fortune and a Great Place to Work, Sheetz offers competitive pay and benefits packages to all employees, including medical and dental insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, college tuition reimbursement, quarterly bonuses, an employee stock ownership plan, vacation time and more.

Additionally, Sheetz recently updated the company’s parental leave policy which includes 12 weeks of fully paid time off for new mothers and two weeks of fully paid time off for partners.

During the NACS Crack the Code Experience, NACS CEO Henry Armour talked with Travis Sheetz about the chain’s “beehive” approach to staffing. To watch the exclusive interview, visit the NACS Lessons in Leadership learning series. In addition to Sheetz, you can watch Chris Gheysens, president and CEO of Wawa, as well as Brian Hannasch, president and CEO of Alimentation Couche-Tard, and other leaders, share their unique approaches to innovation and the future of our industry.  Watch their Lessons in Leadership today.

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