Ramp Agent Salary

For Ramp Agents, hourly average wages total $11.08 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $8.78 per hour and $20.07. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by career duration, followed by the particular city and the specific company. Work is enjoyable for Ramp Agents, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Ramp Agents (85 percent) survey respondents are men. Just under one in three of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the larger part report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$20,196 - $49,377
(Median)
$20K
$33K
$49K
MEDIAN: $32,969
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$8.78 - $20.07
(Median)
$8
$11
$20
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$20,196 - $49,377  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,229  
Profit Sharing
$122.55 - $2,540  
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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$18,565 - $45,561  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.78 - $20.07  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.20  
Overtime
$11.49 - $30.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,229  
   
Profit Sharing
$122.55 - $2,540  
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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$18,565 - $45,561  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 310
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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, Southwest Airlines Co, United Airlines, Inc., Delta Global Services, and American Airlines are all popular places to work. 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.


Ramp Agents generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $23K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $29K. Ramp Agents claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median 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 84%

Experienced
up arrow 78%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$25,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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