The average hourly pay for a Ramp Agent is $12.66.
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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 abl…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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Ramp Agent
The top respondents for the job title Ramp Agent are from the companies Southwest Airlines Co, Delta Global Services and Swissport. Reported salaries are highest at Federal Express Corporation (FedEx) where the average pay is $18.90. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Delta Air Lines Inc and United Airlines, Inc., earning around $16.17 and $15.46, respectively. Delta Global Services pays the lowest at around $9.45. Swissport and American Airlines also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $11.15 and $11.92, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Ramp Agent
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Skills in Safety Compliance, Team Leadership, Training and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Ramp Agent
An entry-level Ramp Agent with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $11.52 based on 110 salaries. An early career Ramp Agent with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.90 based on 390 salaries. A mid-career Ramp Agent with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.24 based on 63 salaries. An experienced Ramp Agent with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.18 based on 85 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $25.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Ramp Agent in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 27.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (23.1% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (17.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (13.0% less).
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