Skip to Content
  • Rank12
  • Prev Rank23
  • Industry
    Specialty Retailers
  • Industry Rank1
  • Prev Industry Rank1
  • HQ Country
  • Website

President Obama chose Costco as an example that companies can raise minimum wages and still flourish. The Washington-based company pays its workers an average of $20.89 an hour, a significantly higher rate than other retail chains, and it appears to be paying off. Per employee, Costco generates $620,000 of revenue and a profit of $10,625.

Fortune Data StoreLooking for leads, investment insights, or competitive intelligence?Get Premium Access

Nine Key Attributes of Reputation

People management1
Use of corporate assets1
Social responsibility1
Quality of management1
Financial soundness1
Long-term investment value1
Quality of products / services1
Global competitiveness2