How much did you make during your first year package car driving?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by AlphaMikeBravo, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. AlphaMikeBravo

    AlphaMikeBravo New Member

    For all package car drivers out there that were hired full time, how much did you clear your first year driving?

    How many hours on average did you get per week?

    Did you drive every day or did you have to do some hours in the hub when it was slow?
  2. I made 58k my first year. But I like to work, 52-55 hours a week. I also had my own route after two months of driving. I've been driving ever since I won the bid, no days off.
  3. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Well-Known Member

  4. oldupsman

    oldupsman Well-Known Member

    $15,735. That was about an average 46 hour week. Of course that was 1976. I was single and living large.
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  5. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    I do not remember. I do remember my parents teaching me that it was hellishly rude asking others what they made.
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  6. rod

    rod retired and happy

    all I remember is I felt like I was Cornelius Vanderbilt
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  7. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    Is that the redneck 1st cousin of Cornelius Vanderbilt?
  8. rod

    rod retired and happy

    called him Cornholio for short

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  9. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Speaking of rednecks----Billy Ray?

  10. Holydriver

    Holydriver Active Member

    are you a reg temp or will you be starting at the hefty pay of $16.10 that i started at? i made about $41k my first year working pretty much daily. i took some unpaid time off though, so who knows. i enjoy time off, not huge pay checks so much
  11. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    when i went into package i felt like i won the lottery. ( seriously )
  12. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    In our building, and I'm sure most places, you can tell when a driver makes top rate. New car time!!
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  13. DOK

    DOK Active Member

    $27,000? Can't remember, 1988 seems like decades ago...
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  14. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    *whisper* because it was *whisper*
  15. Grey

    Grey Active Member

    How did you get your own route after two months?
  16. ibleedbrown

    ibleedbrown Active Member

    a turkey and some change.
  17. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I started full time in June of 71. Made top rate 90 days later. The first new vehicle I ever owned was in 1986. Could have something to do with why I don't owe a dime to anyone now.
  18. scisector9

    scisector9 Active Member

    Went ft perm 3 years ago. Started at 16.10 then 17.25 after making book. First year around 45k no vacation or lay offs one day call in. If I were at new pay rate of 18.75 would have been closer to 50k I reckon.
  19. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    I made $22,900 in late 70's.
  20. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    I never owned a new vehicle until 2000.
    I don't owe a dime to anyone either.
    Similarity is a bit scary to me