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GIAA compensation plan most affects tech jobs

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by Janjeera Hail

Guam - With the Guam International Airport Authority's board of directors approving the implementation of a compensation plan in the 5th Market Percentile earlier this week, certified technical positions that will see the largest pay adjustments.  Airport law enforcement staffers are not included at all due to the fact that their pay is being adjusted in accordance with the yearly 10% increments. 

Meanwhile, Airport Executive Director Mary Torres says the adjustments, which will impact the airport budget by about $45,000, are still well below the national average.  "50th percentile is the average. Were only asking for the 5th . This is just bringing us to within a range. And I think that's a very conservative move by the board if you are looking at recruitment and retention. 5th versus 50. How can you fault them?" she stated.

Before an across-the-board 10% increase was implemented last year, former executive manager Carlos Salas' salary was just below $83,000.  According to the new plan, that position will now pay about $101,000.

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