Bayfront Health increases starting wages to a minimum of $15 an hour in multi-step process

ST. PETERSBURG — Bayfront Health St. Petersburg and parent company, Orlando Health, have announced a raise in the company’s starting wages to at least $15 an hour in a multi-step process. Beginning Jan. 31, the organization’s minimum wage increased from $11 to $13.

The minimum of $15 an hour will go into effect in 2023. The increase represents an annual investment in its team members of over $4 million by Orlando Health.

“Throughout even the most challenging of times, there continues to be nothing more important than the well-being of our patients and team members,” said David Strong, president & CEO, Orlando Health. “Our commitment to ensuring that Orlando Health is the best place to work begins with a commitment to ensuring our teams are supported financially. We know this wage increase will have a real, positive impact on team members and their families.”

The change from $11 an hour to $13 an hour represents a more than $4,000 annual increase for full-time team members. With the Jan. 31 effective date, team members will start seeing the increase in their Feb. 22 paycheck.

“This starting wage increase will directly impact the lives of more than 3,000 team members,” said Karen Frenier, vice president, human resources, Orlando Health. “Ultimately, we believe it will also positively impact the recruitment of new team members, which in turn, will enhance the level of care and support for our patients and each other.”

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