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Ramp Agent Salary

Ramp Agents in the United States pull down an average of $11.03 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $8.64 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $20.19. The company is the main element affecting pay for this group — career duration and geographic location are driving factors as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Ramp Agents. Men make up the vast majority of Ramp Agents (88 percent) who took the survey. Slightly less than a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the greater part report medical coverage and a majority claim dental coverage as well. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$19,592 - $50,028
(Median)
$20K
$33K
$50K
MEDIAN: $32,780
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$8.64 - $20.19
(Median)
$8
$11
$20
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$19,592 - $50,028  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,211  
Profit Sharing
$81.70 - $2,517  
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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$18,271 - $45,712  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 34
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.64 - $20.19  
   
Overtime
$11.89 - $30.55  
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 - $1,211  
   
Profit Sharing
$81.70 - $2,517  
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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$18,271 - $45,712  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 231

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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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Although Delta Air Lines Inc boasts the highest average salary in town at $41K, employee compensation still varies greatly — workers can make as little as $21K or as much as $47K.

Pay by Experience Level for Ramp Agent

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


Ramp Agents with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $22K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $29K on average. Ramp Agents claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $44K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.

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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
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 30%
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