Top rate....

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by FatherBrown, Oct 10, 2014.

  1. FatherBrown

    FatherBrown Member

    So I've been driving about 6 months now. Tried searching for this but didn't really find anything but I was under the impression when I get to top rate in 3.5 years I'd be making 33.01/hour, but a steward (who isn't a driver) told me the other day it would be like $36 something when I reach top is he correct? Does top rate go up every year?

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  2. BrownChoice

    BrownChoice Active Member

    Depends on your supplement Im pretty sure, anyone else know for sure?

    But yes it has gone up in my area a little each contract.
  3. jaker

    jaker trolling

    Yes and yes he is right , all the info you need is in a little book called contract book
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Progression does suck but the light at the end of the tunnel (top rate) makes it all worth while and, yes, top rate goes up each and every year. The jump can be as high as $10/hr.
  5. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    Seniority also sucks...........unless you have it.
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  6. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Yes, by the time you reach top rate we should be over $36/hr. (just don't feel like doing the math right now.)
  7. Thats alot of bananas.
  8. Notretiredyet

    Notretiredyet Active Member

    You are entitled to the top rate of pay at the end of your progression, until then you stay at the progression rates. $19.50@1yr/$21@2yr/$25@3yr these are paid at your senority date each yr. After 4yrs you should be at $35.37 until Aug1,2017 when it goes to $36.37.
  9. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Almost right, 2017 raise is broken up into August and February.
  10. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    In my area Top rate in 3 1/2 years will be $36.16
  11. UPS4Life

    UPS4Life Active Member

    Just out of curiosity what part of the country has the highest top rate does anyone know?

    The last contract that went through moved our top rate from 3 years to 4 now. But the first 3 years get paid more in the longer progression.

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  12. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    I would assume HI or AK since their cost of living is a bit higher.
  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Our pay is not based on COL nor should it be .
  14. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    The COL in Hawaii is 185 compared to continental US of 100. That is like getting a 40% pay cut. Be a shame if they don't make more.
  15. The price of frog legs,Is outrageous there!
  16. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    That is something that should be more expensive than caviar, the good stuff.
  17. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    The Top rate is around the same amount no matter where you work in the US. (Unless you local is one like Upstate that has divert the raises to the pension fund)

    Actually my area top rate is a couple of cents higher than Hawaii's.
  18. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

  19. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    That is a shame, you can't commute to Hawaii, you've got to live there.
  20. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member