Ramp Agent Salary

Median pay for Ramp Agents in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $12.12 per hour. Total cash compensation to Ramp Agents bottoms out near $19K and approaches $47K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $1K from bonuses and almost $7K from profit sharing. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by career length, followed by the company and geographic location. More than a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the greater part report medical coverage and just over a half claim dental coverage as well. The vast majority of Ramp Agents (83 percent) who took the survey are men. Work is enjoyable for Ramp Agents, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction.

$19,641 - $49,733
$20K
$33K
$50K
MEDIAN: $32,970
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50%
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$9.12 - $20.27
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$0$49K
Salary $19,641 - $49,733
Bonus $0.57 - $1,014
Profit Sharing $1,021 - $6,851
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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$19,283 - $46,964
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 26
Hourly Data $0$28
Hourly Rate $9.12 - $20.27
Hourly Tips $0.38
Overtime $13.30 - $28.79
Annual Data $0$46K
Bonus $0.57 - $1,014
Profit Sharing $1,021 - $6,851
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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$19,283 - $46,964
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 363

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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

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

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Popular Employer Salaries for Ramp Agent


Southwest Airlines Co, Delta Air Lines Inc, Delta Global Services, Swissport, and American Airlines are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Ramp Agents. Although Delta Air Lines Inc heads up the field in terms of compensation, offering the highest median salary at $41K, pay at this particular employer still varies considerably, running the full spectrum from $21K to $47K. Federal Express Corporation (FedEx), Southwest Airlines Co, and American Airlines are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Ramp Agents earning around $38K, $36K, or $34K at each firm, respectively.

Other low-paying employers include Delta Global Services at $23K and Swissport at $27K, though some Ramp Agents there earn up to $35K.

Pay by Experience Level for Ramp Agent

Pay by Experience for a Ramp Agent has a positive trend. An entry-level Ramp Agent with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 294 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Ramp Agent with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 52 salaries. An experienced Ramp Agent which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 54 salaries. A Ramp Agent with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 17 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $27,565

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Salt Lake City offers some of the highest pay in the country for Ramp Agents, 54 percent above the national average. Ramp Agents will also find cushy salaries in New York (+14 percent), Orlando (+14 percent), Los Angeles (+13 percent), and San Francisco (+13 percent). Ramp Agents in Houston report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 22 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Minneapolis and Chicago (18 percent lower and 15 percent lower, respectively).

Ramp Agent Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Ramp Agent?

Ramp Agent in New York:
"Great Job."
Pros: Free travel and an exciting workplace.
Cons: Nothing bad, except that management types need better HR training.

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Key Stats for Ramp Agent

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Ramp Agent Salaries

Late-Career
▲71%

Experienced
▲66%

Mid-Career
▲25%

National Average
$28,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Ramp Agent Salaries

Team Leadership
▲26%

National Average
$28,000

Customer Service
▼8%

Safety Compliance
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 36%
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