Courier Pay in Seattle?

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by MassWineGuy, Jul 19, 2018.

  1. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Well-Known Member

    Can anyone in the Seattle area tell me the pay rate for an Express courier there? Starting is fine, I’ll figure it out from that.

    Thanks.
     
  2. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    Twenny two fiddy
     
  3. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Well-Known Member

    Translated = $22.50?
     
  4. zerocool5468

    zerocool5468 Member

    Highest payscale market is B4 and it has step 1 at $20.52 as of october 17. Step 10 is $32.50. I would assume seattle falls in this market but who knows, it's fedex and they're cheap.
     
  5. Route 66

    Route 66 I’m Gonna Puma Pants Member

    You aimin’ to become WashWineGuy???
     
  6. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    Most likely B3. They were H payscale before. J and L were the highest then.
     
  7. Operational needs

    Operational needs Virescit Vulnere Virtus

    If you called out there, I’m sure a manager would tell you what payscale they are.
     
  8. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    But would it be the truth?
     
  9. Operational needs

    Operational needs Virescit Vulnere Virtus

    Why would they lie?
     
  10. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    :censored2:s and giggles?
     
  11. sandwich

    sandwich The resident gearhead

    You gonna try and live in Seattle on FedEx pay?
     
  12. zerocool5468

    zerocool5468 Member

    LOL shoulda known cheap ass fedex wouldn't have them at top scale. I guess thats reserved for maybe San Fran and NYC? 75% of couriers are probably in the base or b1 markets. pitiful. The only delivery drivers making less than us are our own, ground. Even the mail man on my route makes 75k a year strolling along without a care in the world.
     
  13. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Well-Known Member

    Seattle is just about as expensive as San Francisco. I’m probably about step 3 or so. I’m just curious about it. Couldn’t live here most likely. I like it alot, though. Went to school south of there in Olympia.
     
  14. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

    Not even close. I've worked in both areas. When I transferred to Washington I was much better off because the cost of living is much lower in the Seattle area. Gas, food, housing, just about everything. Even though I took a $3 pay cut I was saving much more money. Also, the surrounding cities housing is much cheaper when you compare them. I would say 90% of the couriers I worked with owned their own homes.
     
  15. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    I think the only other metro are that could compare to the Bay is NYC.
     
  16. Oldfart

    Oldfart Well-Known Member

    Mail carrier is pulling your leg. The friends I have working there do not make $30 or so an hour. Better benefits than us, good bit less money around here.
     
  17. Oldfart

    Oldfart Well-Known Member

    Honolulu isn't cheap either.
     
  18. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    No state income tax so you'd get some extra there. Back when I worked there had to use plastic over delivery record. Of course have powerpad now. Winters are certainly milder than Massachusetts but you've got to like rain. If you went to school out there guess you know what you're getting yourself into. The gray gets depressing to me but it's incredibly beautiful on a clear day, especially in the summer.
     
  19. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    Back when they had the letter system San Francisco/Silicon Valley had highest, the L payscale. New York, some other California metros, Anchorage, and I believe Honolulu were J. But there were some very expensive western towns, like Jackson, WY, Flagstaff, AZ, a few others that were only A. If FedEx can get away with paying lower pay because of plentiful applicants, they will.
     
  20. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    You're probably spot on with that 75% #. Back when we had a traditional pension I was going to wait until my last 5 years then transfer to a highest payscale station and grind it out for 5 years to greatly improve my pension. But they terminated the plan so that was that.