Ramp Agent Salary

Median pay for Ramp Agents in the United States is around $10.98 per hour. Compensation ranges from $8.71 per hour on the lower end to $20.28 on the higher end. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by career duration, but the specific employer and geography are influential factors as well. Men make up the vast majority of Ramp Agents (86 percent) who took the survey. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just under one in three lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a majority and dental coverage is claimed by the larger part. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Ramp Agents. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$20,398 - $50,177
(Median)
$20K
$34K
$50K
MEDIAN: $34,392
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50%
90%

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$8.71 - $20.28
(Median)
$8
$11
$20
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$20,398 - $50,177  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,216  
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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$18,382 - $45,969  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.71 - $20.28  
   
Overtime
$11.74 - $30.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,216  
   
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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$18,382 - $45,969  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 250
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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


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.

Pay by Experience Level for Ramp Agent

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


For many Ramp Agents, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. 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 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 82%

Experienced
up arrow 77%

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

National Average
$25,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
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: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 29%
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