$32,126
Avg. Salary
$12.47
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$823

Bonus

$2,039

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Ramp Agent is $12.47 per hour.

The average pay for a Ramp Agent is $32,126 per year.

$9.32
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$12.47
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$20.58
90%
MEDIAN $12.47
$20k
10%
$32k
50%
$50k
90%
MEDIAN $32,126
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MEDIAN: $32,126
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$0$50K
Salary $19,625 - $50,102
Bonus $194 - $1,992
Profit Sharing $962 - $4,966
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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$19,760 - $49,124
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 43
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $9.32 - $20.58
Hourly Tips $0.37
Overtime $13.12 - $33.43
Annual Data $0$49K
Bonus $194 - $1,992
Profit Sharing $962 - $4,966
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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$19,760 - $49,124
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 661

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
  • 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


Southwest Airlines Co, Delta Air Lines Inc, Delta Global Services, Swissport, and American Airlines are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Ramp Agents. Delta Air Lines Inc pays the most with a median salary of $41K, though with a large amount of variation, going from a low of $21K to a high of $47K. Also paying near the top of the field are Federal Express Corporation (FedEx) at $38K, Southwest Airlines Co at $36K, and American Airlines, 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 $27K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Ramp Agents there earn up to $35K.

Ramp Agent Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Ramp Agent

Pay by Experience for a Ramp Agent has a positive trend. An entry-level Ramp Agent with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 294 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Ramp Agent with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 52 salaries. An experienced Ramp Agent which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 54 salaries. A Ramp Agent with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 17 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

5%

National Average: $27,641

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Salt Lake City is home to an above-average pay rate for Ramp Agents, 54 percent higher than the national average. Ramp Agents can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+15 percent), Orlando (+14 percent), Los Angeles (+13 percent), and San Francisco (+13 percent). Compared to the national average, Houston Ramp Agents have considerably lower salaries, 22 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Employers in Minneapolis and Chicago also lean toward paying below-median salaries (18 percent lower and 15 percent lower, respectively).

Ramp Agent Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Ramp Agent?

Ramp Agent in New York:
"Great Job."
Pros: Free travel and an exciting workplace.
Cons: Nothing bad, except that management types need better HR training.

Ramp Agent in DC:
Be prepared for the unexpected.

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Key Stats for Ramp Agent

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 79 votes.
Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
6%

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Experience Affects Ramp Agent Salaries

Late-Career
▲70%

Experienced
▲65%

Mid-Career
▲25%

National Average
$28,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Ramp Agent Salaries

Team Leadership
▲26%

National Average
$28,000

Customer Service
▼8%

Safety Compliance
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 79 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 33%