These Are The 10 States With The Highest Ramp Agent Salaries For 2017

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Rankings, Salaries - 6 months ago
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Without fail, in surveys across basically every demographic, the number one most important aspect of a job for most people is the salary — how much do ramp agents get paid where I live?

And while there are many things to go into how much you, specifically, can expect to make, there’s really good data for average salaries for ramp agents by state across America broken down by seniority level. So while your city may be slightly different than the state average, these averages give you a rough sense of what to expect for your salary.

To better understand how salaries change across America, we decided to take a look the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on average pay for ramp agents by state.

Additionally, we wanted to adjust the salary based on the cost of living in a state — because your salary goes further in North Carolina than it does in California.

The state with the best salary for ramp agents after this adjustment? That would be Reservation And Transportation Ticket Agents And Travel Clerks.

Here’s a quick snapshot of the top ten states for salaries:

  1. Michigan
  2. Illinois
  3. Oklahoma
  4. Texas
  5. Minnesota
  6. New Mexico
  7. Kentucky
  8. Louisiana
  9. Indiana
  10. Missouri

Let’s take a look at how we got here and a full ranking of all the states.

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How we determined pay by state

As we mentioned earlier, we took the average annual salary data for ramp agents from the 2016 Bureau of Labor Statistics — specifically their ‘Occupational Employment Statistics.’

To make the comparison of salaries apples to apples across states, we also took into account the cost of living in each state.

We then created an index by dividing the average wage for a state by the cost of living relative to average. As an example, the cost of living index in California is 135.9 and the average pay is $39580, so our index value would be:

$39,580 * (100 / 135.9) = $29,124

We then ranked every state on this criteria with the state with the highest salary index ranking as highest average salary for ramp agents.

Here’s a look at the full ranking for all states.

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Detailed List Of Ramp Agent Salaries By State

Rank State Adjusted Salary Average Wage Cost Of Living
1 Michigan $47,123 $41,940 89.0
2 Illinois $45,940 $43,460 94.6
3 Oklahoma $45,784 $40,840 89.2
4 Texas $45,424 $41,200 90.7
5 Minnesota $44,702 $45,060 100.8
6 New Mexico $43,284 $41,770 96.5
7 Kentucky $43,248 $39,140 90.5
8 Louisiana $42,035 $39,850 94.8
9 Indiana $40,882 $36,590 89.5
10 Missouri $39,922 $36,090 90.4
11 Arkansas $39,288 $34,220 87.1
12 Idaho $39,131 $36,040 92.1
13 Arizona $38,673 $37,900 98.0
14 Pennsylvania $38,648 $39,190 101.4
15 Virginia $38,085 $38,390 100.8
16 Alabama $37,883 $34,550 91.2
17 North Carolina $37,444 $35,160 93.9
18 New Jersey $37,186 $45,330 121.9
19 Tennessee $36,946 $33,030 89.4
20 Delaware $36,627 $37,140 101.4
21 Mississippi $36,321 $31,200 85.9
22 Colorado $36,223 $37,600 103.8
23 Florida $35,778 $35,170 98.3
24 Washington $35,646 $37,500 105.2
25 Utah $35,225 $32,760 93.0
26 Ohio $34,744 $32,590 93.8
27 Wyoming $33,790 $31,020 91.8
28 Kansas $33,704 $30,300 89.9
29 Wisconsin $32,871 $31,820 96.8
30 Nevada $32,565 $33,640 103.3
31 New Hampshire $31,854 $37,270 117.0
32 South Carolina $31,844 $31,590 99.2
33 Nebraska $30,709 $28,130 91.6
34 Montana $30,426 $30,670 100.8
35 Massachusetts $30,329 $40,460 133.4
36 Maryland $30,302 $38,030 125.5
37 Oregon $29,204 $33,760 115.6
38 California $29,124 $39,580 135.9
39 Connecticut $28,496 $36,390 127.7
40 Alaska $28,459 $37,310 131.1
41 New York $27,458 $35,970 131.0
42 West Virginia $26,638 $24,880 93.4
43 South Dakota $26,422 $27,400 103.7
44 Maine $26,110 $28,930 110.8
45 Vermont $21,783 $26,380 121.1
46 Hawaii $21,048 $35,340 167.9

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