From $100 to $20,000: Here Are 17 Companies Offering Sign-On Bonuses

Alaska Airlines planes sit on the tarmac at sunrise.
Alaska Airlines planes are parked at gates with Mount Rainier in the background at sunrise, on March 1, 2021, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. Alaska Airlines provides a $2,000 sign on bonus for ground support technicians, a ramp service agent with a $1,000 bonus and a warehouse agent with a $2,000 bonus. Ted S. Warren/AP Photo
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Amid a tight labor market, many employers continue to look for ways to counter staffing shortages and lure potential hires back into the workforce.

While some use creative benefits or work-from-home options as hiring draws, others hope to attract employees quickly with immediate cash in the form of a signing bonus.

Many notable large corporations are offering signing bonuses — from $300 as a shift manager at McDonald’s to $5,000 as a retail sales consultant at AT&T and up to $20,000 as an aircraft maintenance technician with United Airlines.

The amount of the hiring bonuses varies greatly across each company and does change. But a quick browse through a corporation’s career page can show you what’s available. Here’s what we found.

17 Companies Offering Jobs With Hiring Bonuses

Some of the most notable companies offering hiring bonuses include:

  1. AT&T
  2. United Airlines
  3. Amazon
  4. Sysco
  5. McDonald’s
  6. CVS
  7. Walmart
  8. Marriott
  9. Wegmans
  10. FedEx
  11. Sheetz
  12. Alaska Airlines
  13. Verizon
  14. Omni
  15. Comcast
  16. Transit systems
  17. Local and state governments


The communications giant has thousands of available positions at all times, and many come with a nice hiring bonus. Some examples include $5,000 for automotive equipment technicians, retail sales consultants and installation technicians.

United Airlines

United Airlines is currently offering significant sign-on bonuses even for lower-paying jobs — such as up to $10,000 for a facilities utility specialist. Other positions that come with sign-on bonuses are $10,000 for a ground service equipment utility specialist and $20,000 for an aircraft maintenance technician — in Hawaii!


The retail giant regularly offers many positions with sign-on bonuses. Current opportunities include 63 shifts for a fulfillment center warehouse associate that pay a $3,000 bonus. Other available positions offer bonuses that range from $1,000 to $3,000.


The food service company also offers quite a few signing bonuses with its jobs. Sysco’s career page shows a diesel fleet mechanic technician job with a $10,000 bonus, as well as a CDL delivery truck driver position that offers up to a $15,000 bonus.


Working for the Golden Arches can come with a financial boost if you apply for the right positions in the right places. Many jobs offer $100 to $1,000 sign-on bonuses, including department managers, shift managers, maintenance crew and morning prep team members.


CVS offers an array of jobs with bonuses — including $5,000 for a facility maintenance manager and $1,000 for pharmacy technicians. (Pro tip: Use “bonus” as your search term on the jobs page.)


Walmart isn’t offering many bonuses right now — outside of eye-popping bonuses for pharmacists — but hiring bonuses include $5,000 for a pharmacy technician and $10,000 for a truck driver.


The hospitality industry has been desperate for workers since the pandemic, and Marriott is no exception. The giant hotel company has positions throughout the world that offer sign-on bonuses — like $1,000 for a fine dining cook, $1,000 for a steward and $5,000 for a bar manager.

A photo of a Wegmans store. It's an exterior photo of the building with a giant clock coming out of the roof. Wegmans is one of many companies that offer sign on bonuses to employees.
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This grocery store chain with 109 locations, many of which are in the Northeast, is currently offering large sign-on bonuses of $10,000 and $5,000 for CDL Class A truck drivers. It also has a variety of positions offering a $500 bonus, like warehouse worker and sanitation worker.


The global delivery company has also recently jumped on the signing bonus bandwagon. Jobs with sign-on bonuses include $1,000 for warehouse workers, retail customer service associates and maintenance techs. FedEx also offers a $5,000 bonus for a senior mechanic position.


This East Coast-based convenience store chain currently offers several jobs with sign-on bonuses, from $500 for regular team members to $1,000 for supervisors.

Alaska Airlines

United isn’t the only airline getting on the sign-on bonus bandwagon. Alaska Airlines offers some opportunities as well for potential candidates who live in the Northwest. Positions include a station agent with a $1,000 bonus and ramp service agents with either a $1,000 or $2,000 bonus.

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Verizon currently has hundreds of positions across the country with pretty nice signing bonuses. It offers $2,500 for a variety of positions, such as retail sales associates bilingual in Spanish.


Another hotel chain with quite a few jobs with sign-on bonuses is Omni Hotels & Resorts. Omni runs the gamut from $250 for a food and beverage manager to $500 for an assistant front office manager to $1,500 for a kitchen supervisor.


The telecommunications corporate giant has plenty of opportunities across the country. It currently has signing bonuses for retail sales professionals ($1,500), installation technicians ($1,500), senior business account executives ($5,000), plus hundreds more.

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Local Transit Systems

Transit companies across the country are in need of bus drivers. WeGo Public Transit in Nashville, Tennessee, offers a $1,000 to $2,000 bonus depending on qualifications. Virginia Regional Transit is offering $1,000 bonuses. Metropolitan Transit Services in San Diego currently offers up to a $5,000 bonus. Portland, Oregon’s public transit system, TriMet, currently offers $7,500 sign-on bonuses for bus drivers — no CDL required.

Local and State Governments

Governments are also posting many positions with sign-on bonuses. Amador County in California is offering $7,500 bonuses to correctional officers and dispatchers. Idaho Springs, Colorado, is offering $2,000 to police officers. And Arlington, Virginia, is offering a $3,000 bonus to an electrical codes inspector.

A bonus spot on our bonuses list: the Army

Though not a company, the U.S. Army is offering quite the incentive for new recruits. In 2022, the Army announced it will pay up to $50,000 — its largest bonus ever — to recruits who qualify and sign on for a six-year active-duty enlistment. The bonus package is based on a number of factors that include the selected career field, individual qualifications, the length of the contract and the ship date for training.

Robert Bruce is a senior staff writer at The Penny Hoarder covering earning, saving and managing money. He has written about personal finance for more than a decade.