From $100 to $10,000: Here Are 17 Companies Offering Sign-On Bonuses
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 $3,000 as a customer service representative at AT&T and up to $10,000 as a 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:
- United Airlines
- Alaska Airlines
- Transit systems
- 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 $3,000 for a customer service rep, $3,000 for inbound call center sales employees and typically $5,000 for installation technicians, though some locations offer $10,000.
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 facility maintenance technician and a ground service equipment technician.
The retail giant regularly offers hundreds of positions with sign-on bonuses of $3,000. Current opportunities include 128 shifts for a fulfillment center warehouse associate that pay a $3,000 bonus.
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 $7,500 bonus, as well as a CDL delivery truck driver position that offers a 10,000 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 $1,000 for a medical assistant 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 $4,000 for an optician.
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 banquet cook, $1,000 for a steward and $3,000 for a general manager.
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 night team member and food service 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.
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.
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 ground support technician with a $2,000 bonus, a ramp service agent with a $1,000 bonus and a warehouse agent with a $2,000 bonus.
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 associate and retail sales representative. Heftier bonuses of $10,000 come into play for account managers and sales executives.
Another hotel chain with quite a few jobs with sign-on bonuses is Omni Hotels & Resorts. Omni runs the gamut from $250 for a guest services supervisor to $500 for a room attendant to $2,000 for a line cook.
The telecommunications corporate giant has plenty of opportunities across the country. It currently has signing bonuses for retail sales professionals ($2,000), installation technicians ($3,000), plus hundreds more.
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. Paul Revere Transportation in Chelsea, Massachusetts, is offering $1,000 bonuses. 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. A veterans home in Nebraska is offering a $1,500 bonus for a food service position. Jackson, California, is offering $5,000 for a public health nurse supervisor. And Bridgeport, Nebraska, is offering $2,500 bonuses for highway maintenance workers.
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.