Ramp Agent Salary

For Ramp Agents, hourly average wages total $10.98 per hour. Pay ranges from $8.71 per hour on the low end to $20.28 on the high end. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the company and geography. Most Ramp Agents like their work and job satisfaction is high. Ramp Agents who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 86 percent. Although more than half have medical coverage and the larger part have dental coverage, slightly less than a third claim no health benefits at all. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$20,398 - $50,177
(Median)
$20K
$34K
$50K
MEDIAN: $34,392
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90%

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$8.71 - $20.28
(Median)
$8
$11
$20
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$20,398 - $50,177  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,216  
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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$18,382 - $45,969  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.71 - $20.28  
   
Overtime
$11.74 - $30.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,216  
   
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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$18,382 - $45,969  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 250
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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


Delta Air Lines Inc offers the largest salaries in town ($41K on average), but the considerable range in workers' salaries creates a rather varied pay scale that stretches from $21K to $47K.

Pay by Experience Level for Ramp Agent

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Ramp Agents. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $22K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $29K. For Ramp Agents, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $44K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $45K.

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Experience Affects Ramp Agent Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 82%

Experienced
up arrow 77%

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

National Average
$25,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 29%
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