With grocery store workers remaining at the forefront of the pandemic, many have received what has been dubbed hero pay. These frontline workers were paid additional hourly wages or bonuses for their service, but as the coronavirus continues to wage on, these employees are seeing their hero pay disappear. Here’s which companies are continuing to offer hero pay and how long it is being offered.


After coming under criticism for nearly ending its hazard pay, Kroger is offering its grocery store workers more thank you pay for their service during the coronavirus pandemic. Kroger is paying its 540,000 employees a one-time thank you pay of $400 for full-time workers and $200 for part-time workers paid in two installments on May 30 and June 18.


Target announced that it will continue to pay its workers an extra $2 an hour through July 4, the StarTribune reported. Target, which has about 350,000 workers, has extended its hero pay twice since announcing the program for its employees back in March, along with a series of other benefits during the coronavirus pandemic.


Walmart said it will provide another bonus to frontline workers totally $300 for full-time workers and $150 for part-time employees, which will be paid on June 25. The hero pay is the second time that Walmart has paid out bonuses to its employees that worked during the COVID-19 crisis, in addition to the early payout of quarterly bonuses.


Amazon began offering its warehouse workers an extra $2 an hour during the height of the COVID-19 outbreak as demand at its fulfillment centers hit new heights. The company is paying the increase through the end of May and has not announced if it will extend the pay raise beyond that date.

Kroger The Kroger Co. logo is seen on a shopping bag at a supermarket in Peoria, Illinois, June 12, 2012. Photo: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images