rkers about SPEEA
SPEEA-Spirit online salary
charts reflect raises
By Matt Kempf
Senior Director of Compensation and Retirement
WICHITA - Salary charts reflect- ing 2018 raises for the SPEEA- represented employees in the
Wichita Engineering Unit ( WEU) and Wichita
Technical and Professional Unit (WTPU) at
Spirit AeroSystems are now online at www.
SPEEA posts the charts online as a
tool for members to see how their
careers are progressing and help in
conversations with their managers.
This year’s Spirit data
• WEU – The straight average
increase for 2018 was 3.0%.
The Spirit WEU average salary increased from $99,273
to $102,188, for an average
increase of $2,914 for the 965
• WTPU – The straight average
raise for 2018 was 3.0%. The
Spirit WTPU average salary
increased from $79,309 to $81,637, for an
average increase of $2,328 for the 1,638
The Compa-Ratio is the ratio of an employee’s
salary to the Salary Reference Table (SRT) midpoint for the employee’s job family and level.
Employees with a Compa-Ratio greater than
1.0 indicates they are paid more than the SRT.
Conversely, a Compa-Ratio less than 1.0 shows
salary is less than the SRT.
Compa-Ratios play an important role in starting
to determine an employee’s base salary increase.
Similarly situated employees with a lower
Compa-Ratio will receive a higher initial raise
than employees with a higher Compa-Ratio.
(See Compa-Ratio chart)
About the online charts
All employees eligible for the salary exercise are
grouped by job family. No charts are printed for
groups having fewer than 10 employees. This
is done to give a measure of confidentiality on
For groups with 10 or more employees, four
charts are prepared. For groups with 20 or more
employees, two additional charts (a total of six)
About the charts:
• Compa-Ratio – The Compa-Ratio is
defined as salary divided by the Salary
Reference Table (SRT) midpoint for the
job family and level.
• Upgrades/OOS - The SPEEA salary
charts online include the number and
average amount of upgrades and Out-Of-Sequence (OOS) increases on charts E
• Access – Access is for SPEEA members
only. You need your employee identification number to access the charts.
Go to www.speea.org and click on the drop-down menu for Member Tools/Salary Charts.
Charts are also available for the Prof and Tech
bargaining units at The Boeing Company.
Average Raise by Compa-Ratio
<0.80 4.5% 4.4%
0.80-0.90 3.7% 3.8%
0.90-1.00 2.9% 2.9%
1.00-1.10 2.0% 2.0%
1.10-1.20 0.0% 0.4%
>1.20 0.0% 0.0%
Average 3.0% 3.0%
Deadline Oct. 31
Apply for seat on state labor board
SPEEA is seeking members interested in the IFPTE at-large vice president seat on the Washington State Labor Council
(WSLC), AFL-CIO Executive Board.
To apply, you must be a SPEEA, IFPTE Local
2001 member in good standing in Washington
state. Send your name, contact information and
a brief statement on why you’re interested to
firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, Oct. 31.
The WSLC Executive Board represents districts
across the state as well as constituent groups.
The Board meets quarterly and establishes policies and programs between annual conventions.
To learn more, go to www.wslc.org.
talk to voters door-to-door or help with phone banking.
Candidates often host Town Hall meetings, and house
parties around their districts, which gives us a chance
to speak directly to candidates and hear their views on
workplace issues and the roles unions can play in our
Labor groups will be running “Labor Neighbor” events,
where SPEEA members can go ‘door-to-door’ on behalf
of labor-endorsed candidates.
If you know of other SPEEA members, retirees or former SPEEA members running for office, email Stan
Sorscher at email@example.com. He can also help find
contact information for campaigns in your area.
Who is eligible to be an Area Rep? Anyone
who is a dues-paying member of SPEEA can
sign up to serve in the role of Area Rep.
How long do I serve? This volunteer position is typically a two-year term. Every odd
year, SPEEA re-enlists current Area Reps to
ensure they are interested in continuing to
serve in that role.
What do I do as an Area Rep? Responsibilities
vary but you are there to help the Council
Rep primarily with communication. If members have a question or workplace issue, Area
Reps refer them to a Council Rep, who works
with SPEEA staff if needed.
Who is my Council Rep? Council Reps are
co-workers who are trained for the role of representing their district. You will find their names
and contact information on bulletin boards
and online at www.speea.org (under Member
Tools/Find Your Council Rep).
How do I sign up? Talk to your Council
Rep or download and complete an Area Rep
petition form at www.speea.org (under
Councils/Forms and Petitions). The form
requires either five members’ signatures or
the signature of your Council Rep.
Area Rep information online, at www.
speea.org (under Member Tools)