In fly over states people can live on $11/hr. That is $44k per year for a couple. Where rents average less than $1000/m.
Point is if Wallmart pays too much, Amazon takes over and retail stores disappear.
Work 1.5 or 2 jobs.
When I was a cashier at Whole Foods, most of the immigrant workers had another job. I did too! I was in college full time, Whole Foods 30 hrs/week, and a paid internship 20hrs/week! Crazy!