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Ramp Agent Salary

Pay for Ramp Agents in the United States sits in the ballpark of $10.98 per hour. Earnings sit near $8.63 per hour on the lower side but can approach $20.03 on the higher side. While career length and geography impact pay for this group, the particular firm is the most influential factor. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — just under one in three — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the greater part and dental plans are enjoyed by a majority. Ramp Agents who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 87 percent.

$19,592 - $50,028
(Median)
$20K
$33K
$50K
MEDIAN: $32,780
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$8.63 - $20.03
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$19,592 - $50,028  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,208  
Profit Sharing
$82.43 - $2,509  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$18,240 - $45,592  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 34
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.63 - $20.03  
   
Overtime
$11.66 - $30.47  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,208  
   
Profit Sharing
$82.43 - $2,509  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$18,240 - $45,592  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 237
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Job Description for Ramp Agent

A ramp agent is primarily responsible for handling aircraft baggage, as well as loading and unloading luggage onto an airplane and guiding aircraft to and from their gates. While this person is sometimes referred to as a “baggage handler,” the responsibilities and duties certainly extend beyond luggage. A ramp agent is generally required to have a high school diploma (or equivalent), and advanced degrees are not necessarily required. This person must typically be over the age of eighteen and able to lift heavy items.

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Ramp Agent Tasks

  • Perform water, lavatory and other cabin service and cleaning.
  • Park arriving and departing aircrafts.
  • Load and unload arriving and departing aircraft cargo, baggage and mail.
  • Clean station facilities.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Ramp Agent


Ramp Agents seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Delta Air Lines Inc, where the median salary comes to $41K, though the large pay difference between employees at the top ($21K) and those starting out ($47K) creates a rather diverse pay scale.

Pay by Experience Level for Ramp Agent

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $22K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $29K. Ramp Agents see a median salary of $44K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Ramp Agents with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are no higher than those with 10 to 20 years on the job.

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Experience Affects Ramp Agent Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 77%

Late-Career
up arrow 77%

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

National Average
$25,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 29%
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