Dulles, Reagan National contract workers to receive wage increase

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority board has announced it approved a new policy that amended the base wage rate for service workers at Dulles and Reagan National airports, the company said.

More than 8,000 contracted workers at Reagan National and Dulles International airports will begin 2021 with a pay raise. These workers fill positions such as concessions, cabin cleaners, skycaps, lobby agents, wheelchair attendants and baggage handlers.

As of Jan. 1, 2021, the base wage rate will increase to USD 13.50; it will rise to USD 14.25 on Jan. 1, 2022; and to USD 15.00 on Jan. 1, 2023. The policy will take effect Jan. 1, 2020.

The MWAA board will also review the impact of the wage increases in 2022 and will consider further raises in the base wage rates for 2024 and beyond no later than July 1, 2023.