Pay increases from the bottom to the top

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by midnightmadman, Oct 9, 2013.

  1. midnightmadman

    midnightmadman New Member

    I've used the search tool to try to figure this whole system out but I haven't found anything..

    I am trying to figure this out.. If someone starts at the bottom, part time package handler at 9.50 per hour and is doing it for the long term payoff of becoming a delivery driver, how does the pay scale work between those two points? For instance if it take 4 years on average to move from one position to the other, how do pay raises work? Or do they just keep you at that 9.50 for 4 years!? It doesn't seem possible that would be the case. I know in an apprenticeship for a union construction job there are set in stone pay increases 2 times a year for 5 years until you hit the top basically.. is UPS similar to this?
     
  2. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    4 year progression. Start $8.50, 90 days $9.50, 1 year $10.00, 2 year $10.50, 3 year $11.00, 4 year $11.87. Add $1.00 for a sorting job. After progression you receive the general wage increases as agreed upon.
     
  3. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    New contract 4 year progression. Start $10.00, 1 year $10.50, 2 year $11.00, 3 year $12.00, 4 year $12.50.
     
  4. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut The One Who Knocks

    I think where you're confused is that part-time and full-time are under entirely different pay systems. Part-time employees will never hit top rate. There will always be someone doing the same work as you for more or less money when you're part-time (with a few exceptions like part-time driving). Once you have enough seniority to bid to a full-time job, you start at the bottom of their progression, which will hit top-rate after 4 years.
     
  5. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    There is no set amount of time until u become a driver. One of our new drivers was making $20 plus an hour part time it took him so long.
     
  6. midnightmadman

    midnightmadman New Member

    OK thank you guys.. so there is an increase as time goes on. That was the answer I was looking for. DriveinDriveout, so a part time increases are still .50 - 1.00 - 1.00 - .50 ? but if you never go full time you top off less. correct?
     
  7. JL 0513

    JL 0513 Well-Known Member

    There's guys in my center who have worked part time for 25 years (not to become a driver obviously). They're making over $25/hr doing the same work as new hires making $9.50. So yeah, technically, there's no cap.
     
  8. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Ain't that the truth! I went out as a helper last winter with a new driver....I was on OT making like $9/hr more than him lol.
     
  9. midnightmadman

    midnightmadman New Member

    Is anything over 8 hours in a day overtime? Also, is it time and a half?
    How about weekends?
     
  10. hondo

    hondo promoted to mediocrity

    • For full time drivers: OT (1.5x) after 8 in a day, 40 in a week. If you don't want excessive OT (over 9.5 hours/day for at least 3 days in a week) there is the potential to be paid triple time (3x) for the hours over 9.5 as a penalty for the company continuing to overload you. Weekend premium pay varies, I'm a little rusty there. For ex. if you only worked Tue-Fri; Sat would be straight time for the first 8 hours or until you hit 40 for the week.
    • For part time package handlers: it varies around the country a little, but mostly OT (1.5x) after 5 hours daily. Except in some areas where if you agree to work 2 shifts you will get a guarantee of 8 hours work/pay, but OT only after 8.
    • For part time 'bid' air drivers: OT (1.5x) after 8/40. No automatic OT for Saturday even if you already worked M-F.
    • I think it varies regionally about a part time package handler who does extra work as a seasonal driver helper.
     
  11. DTAHONDA

    DTAHONDA New Member

    You're wrong. Ive been working at ups for 1 year and 6 months, & im making 11 an hour. I started loading package cars, so i started at 9.50
     
  12. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Wrote that right out of the contract book. Yes, Preloaders make sort pay. Extra $1.00 an hour. In my building they took away the extra dollar.
     
  13. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    There is a cap. $30.70 unskilled, $31.75 skilled. Red circle PTer.
     
  14. JL 0513

    JL 0513 Well-Known Member

    My bad. I don't think many stay on part time long enough to reach it though. Imagine making over $30/hr at a part time job? Only at UPS!
     
  15. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Yeah, it's pretty sweet.
     
  16. tre305

    tre305 Member

    Question. When you guys say that there is no top pay for part timers, does that mean that us insiders will continue to get a raise every year? Correct me if I'm wrong but is that why we have current part timers now who have 20-30 years in making close or at top driver pay rate?
     
  17. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    35 years ago we started just below top driver pay.
     
  18. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Some of us are more than halfway there lol