Ramp Agent Salary

Ramp Agents in the United States can expect wages of $11.71 per hour on average. Total cash compensation to Ramp Agents approaches anywhere from $19K on the lower end to $47K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $1K from bonuses and upwards of $7K from profit sharing. Experience level is the main element affecting pay for this group — the specific employer and geographic location are driving factors as well. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, roughly a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the greater part and dental insurance is reported by more than half. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Ramp Agents — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority (80 percent) of Ramp Agents who answered the questionnaire are male. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$19,452 - $49,377
$19K
$31K
$49K
MEDIAN: $31,160
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$9.03 - $19.91
$9
$12
$20
MEDIAN: $11.71
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$19,452 - $49,377  
   
Bonus
$0.64 - $1,184  
Profit Sharing
$1,030 - $6,787  
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).
)
$18,997 - $46,876  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 22
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.03 - $19.91  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.38  
Overtime
$12.97 - $28.66  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.64 - $1,184  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,030 - $6,787  
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).
)
$18,997 - $46,876  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 358

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Employers: Start Here »

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.

Read More...

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.

Ramp Agent Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Employer Salaries for Ramp Agent


Southwest Airlines Co, Delta Air Lines Inc, Delta Global Services, Swissport, and American Airlines are top-notch employers for Ramp Agents in this area. 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. Also paying near the top of the field are Federal Express Corporation (FedEx) at $38K, Southwest Airlines Co at $34K, and United Airlines, Inc., where Ramp Agents annually earn $34K.

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Delta Global Services at $23K, and Swissport where $23K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Ramp Agents there earn up to $35K.

Pay by Experience Level for Ramp Agent

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


Ramp Agents with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $24K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $33K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $45K. Ramp Agents with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $49K.

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Ramp Agent

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Experience Affects Ramp Agent Salaries

Late-Career
▲87%

Experienced
▲72%

Mid-Career
▲26%

National Average
$26,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Ramp Agent Salaries

Team Leadership
▲33%

National Average
$26,000

Customer Service
▼3%

Safety Compliance
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 33%
ADVERTISEMENT