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Ramp Agent Salary

The average Ramp Agent in the United States earns approximately $10.86 per hour. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $1K and $3K, respectively — total cash payment to Ramp Agents can bottom out near $18K or peak near $45K depending on individual performance. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the company, though career duration and geographic location have a (lesser) impact as well. Ramp Agents who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 88 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, slightly less than a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by the greater part.

$19,513 - $50,177
(Median)
$20K
$34K
$50K
MEDIAN: $33,524
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50%
90%

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$8.59 - $20.00
(Median)
$8
$11
$20
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary 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$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$19,513 - $50,177  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,208  
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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$18,230 - $45,218  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.59 - $20.00  
   
Overtime
$11.80 - $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 - $1,208  
   
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).
)
$18,230 - $45,218  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 228

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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


Ramp Agents seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Delta Air Lines Inc, where the median salary comes to $41K, though the large pay difference between employees at the top ($21K) and those starting out ($47K) creates a rather diverse pay scale.

Pay by Experience Level for Ramp Agent

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. 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. For Ramp Agents, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $44K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income no higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Ramp Agent Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 80%

Experienced
up arrow 79%

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

National Average
$24,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

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
13%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 31%