How To Make a Living Wage in Charlotte

It’s been well over a decade since the state of North Carolina last increased the minimum wage, which currently stands at $7.25. While more than half of U.S. states decided to raise minimum wages this year to fill gaps between what people earn and what it costs to make ends meet, the Tar Heel State was not one of them.

For hourly workers, this is a problem - especially once you factor in the rising costs of everyday household items due to inflation. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Living Wage Calculator estimates that a single adult without children would need to make more than double the state’s current minimum wage in Charlotte to support themselves.

Instawork offers Charlotte workers the ability to quickly increase their hourly wages and ease the pressures of inflation. Visit or download the app to learn more.

Pros can more than double their earnings

In Charlotte, the average hourly pay rate on the Instawork platform is $16.13, more than double the state’s minimum wage. More than 22,000 people in Charlotte have already downloaded the Instawork app and are working to staff business locations across the metro area.

Hourly workers who are ready to become an Instawork Pro can easily download the app, create a profile, find a shift that matches their skills and interests, and start working in as little as 24 hours. Pros can find shifts in the hospitality, retail, and warehouse/logistics.

Hourly professionals using Instawork experience:

  • Work flexibility: build schedules around personal lives and income goals
  • Financial stability - view shift earnings before you work
  • Unlimited income potential: work as little or as much as you want
  • Get paid quickly: ability to get paid the same day with Instapay
  • Unique and exciting work opportunities

The most common role in Charlotte is general labor. Instawork also offers opportunities for roles such as warehouse associates, event servers, concessions, bartenders, retail associates, and custodial positions.

Businesses are matched with qualified Pros

High quality, reliable Instawork Pros are matched with businesses, Instawork Partners, to fill available shifts and deliver valuable services.

The Instawork platform uses over 30 data points to best match Pros with businesses that need their skills and experience. We also encourage both hourly workers and businesses to rate each other on a five-star scale after each shift to help match future shifts with those who are best qualified.

Businesses that rely on Instawork Pros range from nationally-recognized hotels and restaurant groups to some of the city’s favorite local hot spots. Instawork is also proud to staff over half of the baseball stadiums across the country.

Businesses using Instawork experience:

  • Quick access to qualified workers in their community
  • Improved operational efficiency with quality and reliable staffing
  • Increased customer loyalty due happier staff and better experiences
  • Time saved on administrative tasks, returning focus to other top priorities

If you’re interested in learning how Instawork can help staff your business, complete the form below. Hourly workers looking to build a flexible work schedule can visit or download the app to learn more.