Starting pay at Alaska (under the current contract) is $9.46/hr, with increases at the six month mark, and then each year following.
Top-of-scale pay is currently $18.70/hr, taking 11 years to reach this mark.
Agents working second shift (starting between 1200-2059 local time) receive a shift differential of $0.51/hr, with third shift agents (starting between 2100-0459 local time) making a differential of $0.58/hr.
Agents also receive "longevity pay," after six years of service, based on one cent ($0.01) per hour, per year for each subsequent year, topping out at a maximum of $0.10 per hour.
Lead Agents (supervisors) are given a shift differential of $1.25/hr.
Under a new contract extension agreement with the company, the base wages will go up by 4%, with the extension expiring on March 31, 2004.
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Comments made here are my own and are not intended to represent the official position of Alaska Air Group