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Published: Dec 15, 2021 4 min read
Exterior shot of a Hobby Lobby store in Florida
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Hobby Lobby is the latest major retailer to announce starting wages well above $15 an hour.

The arts-and-crafts store unveiled plans on Tuesday to increase its “minimum full-time hourly wage” to $18.50. The wage hike goes into effect Jan. 1.

The current minimum wage for full-time workers at the company sits at $17. Come 2022, those workers will see a $1.50 an hour increase.

Part-time workers are not eligible for the $18.50 hourly rate, however, as they have separate wage floors. In October, the company bumped its part-time minimum wage to $13. Hobby Lobby's announcement did not mention any new changes to wages for part-time workers, nor did it state what percentage of its employees are full-time. Money reached out to Hobby Lobby for more details, and we will update this article if the company responds.