McDonald's announced some new benefits to its 90,000 employees in the United Sates across 1,500 outlets, answering competition from a tighter job market and also lately labor campaigns have drawn enough public attention on its pay policies. However, the decision is only for those outlets which are owned and operated by McDonald's itself. It will not benefit to the 750,000 employees working for more than 3,100 franchisees having around 12,500 restaurants across the country. McDonald's said to increase wages to $1 over the minimum wage set by government for warkers in restaurants to $9.90 an hour. This will come to effect from July 1. In 2016 the average increase will be more than $10.