Rutter’s Raises Hourly Starting Wage to $15

This is the third time the company has increased wages since April 2020.

July 12, 2021

Rutter's C-Store

YORK, Pa.—Rutter’s announced a third increase to its starting wage in the past 15 months. All field employees will receive $15 per hour.

“At Rutter’s, we recognize the difference our people make,” said Suzanne Cramer, vice president of human resources. “We’re pleased to increase our wages yet again for our hardworking field employees. These are the front-line workers that continue to keep us at the top of the industry.”

The Central Pennsylvania chain continues to commit to investing in its people, increasing field wages by more than $15 million annually—a 36% increase, since April 2020.

All Rutter’s employees will see a wage increase, with full-time team members earning more than $30,000 per year. Store managers can earn more than $110,000 per year, and restaurant managers can earn more than $100,000 per year with bonus. Rutter’s also offers other benefits, including multiple scholarship opportunities for employees and their children to continue their education.

In April 2020, Rutter’s announced additional hero pay for store employees, with team members earning an extra $2 per hour and store managers earning an extra $100 per week. At the end of 2020, Rutter’s made the pay increase permanent, which totaled more than $6.5 million annually. With a second increase in May of 2021, Rutter’s added another $5 million to wages annually. In early 2021, Rutter’s was also proud to be named one of America’s Best Mid-Size Employers by Forbes.

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