Our compensation program helps us attract, retain and motivate world-class talent. Depending on level, total compensation includes different elements – base pay, annual cash incentives, long-term stock and cash incentives and benefits.
Our goal is to provide total compensation packages between the 50th and 75th percentile of our peer companies, meaning our compensation is targeted to be better than a significant portion of companies we compete with for employees. In 2019, we improved and added new benefits based on employee feedback:
Altria and its companies offer some of the most comprehensive and competitive benefits within the Fortune 500.*


  • Transforming Parental Leave into a more inclusive and flexible benefit
  • Financial assistance for employees who want to create a family through surrogacy or fertility treatments and unlimited lifetime maximum for infertility treatment with a medical diagnosis
  • Increasing the number of free Employee Assistance Program visits
  • Expanding health care coverage to include habilitative therapy services for autism and non-autism development-delay diagnoses
  • Paying up to $10,000 lifetime maximum in monthly payments towards student loan principal repayment
  • Enhancing preventive health care coverage to cover more benefits to keep employees healthier and save them money
  • Mental health awareness resources were provided to employees to help them navigate and reduce the stigma around mental health conditions


Employee Recognition

Our employee recognition program empowers employees to acknowledge the superior work of their peers. Whether it comes as just a note or as more tangible recognition, we promote an environment of acknowledging hard work and results. Our peer recognition program, Snap, gives all employees a monthly point budget that they can use to instantly recognize their peers.

Visit our 2019 Corporate Responsibility Progress Report to Learn More

*Based on recent, independent benefits benchmarking studies.

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Maintaining Strong Labor Relations 

Altria’s operating companies have an open dialogue and collaborate with hourly employees and unions representing them.