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. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by experience level, but the particular city and the individual firm are influential factors as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Health benefits are not claimed by all — slightly less than a third lack any form of coverage — but a majority have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. The vast majority of Ramp Agents (85 percent) who took the survey are men.

$20,196 - $49,377
(Median)
$20K
$33K
$49K
MEDIAN: $32,969
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90%

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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


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Ramp Agents include Delta Air Lines Inc, Southwest Airlines Co, United Airlines, Inc., Delta Global Services, and American Airlines. Ramp Agents flock to Delta Air Lines Inc for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $41K lead the pack in compensation; however, Delta Air Lines Inc also provides employees with a wide spectrum of compensation ranging from $21K at one end to $47K at the other end.

Pay by Experience Level for Ramp Agent

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Ramp Agents. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $23K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $29K. On average, Ramp Agents make $44K following one to two decades on the job. Ramp Agents with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $45K.

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Experience Affects Ramp Agent Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 84%

Experienced
up arrow 78%

Mid-Career
up arrow 19%

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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