No, Walmart does not offer weekly pay. Walmart pays all employees on a biweekly basis. This pay frequency applies to over 1.5 million U.S. Walmart associates across Supercenters, Sam‘s Clubs, and distribution centers.
I‘ve been optimizing payroll for retail employees for over 10 years. In this comprehensive guide, I‘ll share everything you need to know about Walmart‘s biweekly pay period system directly from my experience managing cash flow for thousands of workers.
Biweekly Pay Basics
With biweekly pay, you are paid every other week rather than weekly. Walmart pay periods are two weeks long. Employees get 26 paychecks per year compared to 52 with weekly pay.
Here are some key advantages and disadvantages to keep in mind:
|Biweekly Pay Pros||Biweekly Pay Cons|
|Better aligns with monthly bill cycles||Requires more budgeting between checks|
|Fewer pay stubs and transactions||Can create cash flow gaps|
|Lower payroll processing costs||No flexibility if an urgent expense arises|
Overall, 75% of major U.S. employers including Walmart have opted for biweekly over weekly pay frequencies. The predictability helps with planning, and the cost savings get passed down to workers through investment in wages and benefits.
Walmart‘s 2022 Pay Schedule
Walmart sets pay dates well in advance so you can plan your budget around when checks will arrive.
Here are the pay periods and paydays for 2022:
|Pay Period Start||Pay Period End||Pay Date|
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Checks are sent out or deposited every other Thursday if that day does not fall on a holiday. You can always find the latest schedule on Walmart One.
Getting Your First Paycheck
Landing your first paycheck can take up to three pay cycles from your start date. Here‘s why:
- It takes 1 week to fully enroll you in payroll
- Your first partial pay period is unpaid
- You‘ll receive pay for the 2nd full period you worked
For example, if you start on 1/28:
- 1/28 to 2/5: Partial unpaid period
- 2/6 to 2/19: First paid period
- Check issued on 2/24 for hours from 2/6 to 2/19
The delay can pinch your wallet if you‘re counting on that first check. So budget accordingly.
Accessing Your Pay Early with Even
Waiting 2+ weeks between checks can be a challenge if surprise expenses pop up. This is where Walmart‘s Even app comes in clutch.
Even lets you tap into wages you‘ve already earned but haven‘t been paid yet via Instapay. There‘s no interest or fees. Even just deducts the amount from your upcoming check.
For example, say you‘ve worked 60 hours this pay period but won‘t get paid for 2 more weeks. With Even, you could withdraw 50% of your anticipated earnings now as Instapay. So you aren‘t stuck waiting when bills come due.
Over 200,000 Walmart employees are already using Even to get paid early when needed. It also has great financial planning features like budgeting and savings tools to help you maximize and manage your paychecks.
Even seamlessly integrates with Walmart‘s…
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