Chipotle announced Monday it’s increasing the pay of its restaurant workers to an average of $15 per hour by the end of June.
Some employees will also be eligible to make a six-figure salary after just a few years working with the chain. Wage increases will be rolled out over the next few weeks.
“Chipotle is committed to providing industry-leading benefits and accelerated growth opportunities, and we hope to attract even more talent by showcasing the potential income that can be achieved in a few short years,” said Marissa Andrada, Chief Diversity, Inclusion and People Officer at Chipotle.
Hourly crew members’ wages will range from $11-$18 per hour. Employees also have the opportunity to be promoted to a general manager position — a job with an “average compensation” of $100,000 — within about three and a half years, the company said.
Chipotle said it aims to hire 20,000 employees ahead of the summer. The chain also plans to roll out a $200 employee referral bonus for crew members, and a $750 referral bonus for apprentices or general managers.
A virtual career fair will be held on May 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. PT on its Discord platform.
“We’re looking for people who are authentic, passionate and want to help cultivate a better world through real food and real personal development,” Andrada said.