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Ramp Agent Salary

Pay for Ramp Agents in the United States sits in the ballpark of $11.04 per hour. Overall cash earnings for Ramp Agents stretch from $18K on the lower end to $45K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $1K from bonuses and $2K from profit sharing. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is career duration, followed by geography and the individual firm. There are far more male Ramp Agents survey respondents than women, making up 88 percent. Health benefits are not claimed by all — slightly less than a third lack any form of coverage — but the greater part have medical insurance, and the larger part have dental, too. Job satisfaction for Ramp Agents is high.
$20,553 - $51,064
(Median)
$21K
$38K
$51K
MEDIAN: $37,500
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$8.53 - $20.60
(Median)
$8
$11
$21
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$20,553 - $51,064  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,200  
Profit Sharing
$80.54 - $2,490  
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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$18,151 - $45,373  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 26
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.53 - $20.60  
   
Overtime
$11.97 - $30.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,200  
   
Profit Sharing
$80.54 - $2,490  
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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$18,151 - $45,373  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 207
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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


United Airlines, Inc. offers the smallest salaries in town — $37K on average — but the considerable range in workers' salaries (stretching from $21K to $45K) creates a rather varied pay scale.

Pay by Experience Level for Ramp Agent

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


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $22K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $29K. Ramp Agents bring in $44K after working for 10 to 20 years. Ramp Agents with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are no higher than those with 10 to 20 years on the job.

Experience Affects Ramp Agent Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 79%

Late-Career
up arrow 77%

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%

National Average
$25,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

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
51%
5-9 years
18%
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%