Ramp Agent Salary

Median pay for Ramp Agents in the United States is around $10.96 per hour. Pay generally varies between $8.69 per hour and $20.26. Career duration is the main element affecting pay for this group — the company and geography are driving factors as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Ramp Agents. Men make up the vast majority of Ramp Agents (87 percent) who took the survey. Although more than half have medical coverage and a majority have dental coverage, slightly less than a third claim no health benefits at all.

$20,398 - $50,177

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$8.69 - $20.26

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$20,398 - $50,177  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,219  
Profit Sharing
$82.43 - $2,509  
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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$18,351 - $45,947  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.69 - $20.26  
   
Overtime
$11.52 - $30.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,219  
   
Profit Sharing
$82.43 - $2,509  
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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$18,351 - $45,947  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 251
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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.


Ramp Agents who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. 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. On average, Ramp Agents make $44K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $45K.

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Experience Affects Ramp Agent Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 81%

Experienced
up arrow 77%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$25,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 28%
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