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Salary and Benefits

Ramp Agent
$31K-$38K / yr. (est.)
$31K
$34,715 / year
$38K
Average base salary
The salary information provided is based on data collected from various reliable sources and may vary depending on individual qualifications and other factors.

About Ramp Agent

What does a Ramp Agent do?

As Ramp Agents, we guide aircraft to and from gates and signal them to take-off all the while assisting with parking arriving by placing chocks and cones around the aircraft following the airline policies, and protocols. We are also responsible for aiding in the loading and unloading of arriving and departing aircraft cargo, baggage, and mail onto carts and dollies, and providing special handling of fragile baggage and equipment as needed. We ensure total compliance with every airport authority and carrier security requirement, as well as adhering to the US Standard Operating Procedures.

Core tasks:

  • part-take in the unloading of baggage onto the conveyor system
  • operate ground support equipment such as aircraft stair units, container loaders, and aircraft ground power units following the airline’s standards
  • perform cabin maintenance and cleaning services regularly

Insights

How Many Years of Experience Do Professionals Need Before Becoming Ramp Agent?
On average, people work 3-5 years in other positions prior to becoming a Ramp Agent.
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Baggage HandlerDallas, TX - 6 months ago
🤬 This is ridiculous! Why does it take so long to become a Ramp Agent? There must be a better way!
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Flight AttendantNew York City, NY - 6 months ago
🙄 I guess I'll have to reconsider my career plans if it takes that long to become a Ramp Agent.
How Long Do Ramp Agent Employees Typically Stay in Their Roles?
On average, Ramp Agents works in this position for 3-5 years across multiple employers.
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Ramp AgentLos Angeles, CA - 6 months ago
I worked as a Ramp Agent briefly, and it was demanding physically. Don't assume it's an easy job!
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Ramp AgentMiami, FL - 6 months ago
Worst job ever! I did it for three years, and it's just a glorified baggage handler job.
What Is the Job Hopper Score for Ramp Agent Employees?
Moderate job changes in Ramp Agent, showing some career movement without excessive turnover.
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Flight AttendantMiami, FL - 6 months ago
I don't see why a Ramp Agent would need to change jobs; it's a fine occupation on its own.
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Airport Operations ManagerNew York City, NY - 6 months ago
Allowing job changes for Ramp Agents can improve job satisfaction and reduce turnover.

Career path

Path to job

Discover a Ramp Agent's areas of knowledge sorted by their majors.
Explore the list of higher education institutions that a Ramp Agent typically studied at.
Community College of the Air Force
DeVry University-Arizona

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Demographics

What Is the Age and Gender Ratio of Ramp Agent Employees?
Gender ratio in Ramp Agent position: 0.816254720219705 Male and 0.183745279780295 Female. Age ratio in Ramp Agent position: 16-20: 35%, 21-30: 49%, 31-40: 10%, 41-50: 4%, 51-60: 2%, 60+: 0%. Ramp Agent position is predominantly male (81.6%) with the largest age group being 21-30 years old, followed by 16-20 years old.
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Ramp AgentMiami, FL - 6 months ago
I'm 60+ and I feel left out! Isn't there a place for older workers in the Ramp Agent position? 😡
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Ramp AgentHouston, TX - 6 months ago
Wow, nearly half of Ramp Agents are aged 21-30. Are we hiring inexperienced youngsters instead of more seasoned workers? 🙄

Workplaces

Who Are the Top Employers for Ramp Agent?
Top employers of Ramp Agent position: American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, FedEx. People who work in Ramp Agent position most typically go on to work for the American Airlines.
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Ramp AgentWashington, D.C. - 6 months ago
Are these the only options mentioned? As a Ramp Agent, I know there are many more airlines and cargo companies that employ us. This infographic is limited.
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Ramp AgentSeattle, WA - 6 months ago
😡 This is such biased information! The industry leader, Alaskan Airlines, is not even mentioned here. Ramp Agents should explore all options before making a decision.
American Airlines
Delta Air Lines
FedEx
What Industries Does Ramp Agent Typically Have Experience In?
Industry Background: The most typical industries of Ramp Agent: Transportation & Warehousing, Administrative & Support, Professional / Scientific / Technical, Manufacturing, Public Administration. Ramp Agent employees most likely come from a Transportation & Warehousing industry background.
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Ramp AgentChicago, IL - 6 months ago
You may think it's easy, but try dealing with unruly passengers every single day! 🤬
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Ramp AgentNew York City, NY - 6 months ago
As a Ramp Agent, I love the fast-paced environment and working with a diverse team! 💪

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Discussion about Ramp Agent

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How is the gender diversity among people working as a Ramp Agent?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
20% are women in this profession only.
What is the most common age of a Ramp Agent?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
The typical age is 25 for a Ramp Agent.
Is a Ramp Agent considered to be a junior profession?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
4 years of experience is needed on average for a Ramp Agent.
What industries does a Ramp Agent typically work in?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
For a Ramp Agent it’s the most likely to work in the Transportation & Warehousing.
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7 months ago
Ramp service is the people on ground crew who loaded unload the planes.
What kind of degree is needed to work as a Ramp Agent?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
No higher education is the typical for a Ramp Agent
Which company employs the most people in the Ramp Agent role?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, FedEx, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines has the most employees.
How many years do people work as a Ramp Agent before changing their role?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
4 years is the typical lifespan for a Ramp Agent.
How frequently people change companies if they work as a Ramp Agent?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
A typical Ramp Agent might work for one or two companies.
From which job titles people come from to work as a Ramp Agent?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
Typical prior positions for a Ramp Agent are Customer Service Representative, Sales Associate or Cashier
If I’m working as a Ramp Agent, what next position could I have?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Changing from a Ramp Agent to Customer Service Representative, Customer Service Agent or Sales Associate is a typical career path.
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