Piedmont Wage Estimator

Wage estimator for the September 2018 Piedmont Tentative Agreement.

Wage at Date of Contract Signing:

No one will lose pay. If your pay is already higher than the new scale based on your seniority, you will keep your current wage rate.


You will receive two raises per year until you reach top-out pay after your 14th year: one raise on the first payroll period after the date of signing (DOS) and a raise for longevity, or years of service, effective on your date of hire. For details, please consult the full wage table.

In each year of the contract, if your annual wage increase is not at least 3 percent based on the new wage scale, you will receive the difference in a lump sum bonus based on your W-2 earnings from the prior year in order to get you to at least a 3 percent increase per year. See examples below.

Example: Current Pay Higher Than New Scale

  • Employee was earning $12.00 per hour as of September 1, 2018.
  • On the effective date of the new agreement, the new wage scale rate for the employee’s years of completed service is $11.90 per hour.
  • Because the employee's actual hourly rate is greater than the scale rate, the employee would be eligible for a 3% lump sum payment. Assuming the employee worked 2080 hours during the prior year, they would receive a lump sum payment of $748.80, less applicable payroll deductions ($12.00 X 2080 hours X 3%).

Example: Annual Wage Increase Below 3 Percent

  • Employee was earning $12.00 per hour as of September 1, 2018.
  • On the effective date of the new agreement, the new wage scale rate for the employee’s years of completed service is $12.25 per hour.
  • Because the new rate of $12.25 per hour is less than $12.36 per hour (the lowest hourly rate required to provide at least a 3% increase over his prior rate), the employee would be eligible for a lump sum payment to make up the $.11 difference between $12.36 and $12.25. Assuming the employee worked 2080 hours during the prior year, they would receive a lump sum payment of $228.80, less applicable payroll deductions ($.11 X 2080 hours) and the new rate of pay will be $12.25 per hour.