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User currently offlineGregjet From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 115 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 1313 times:

first i wanted to know what is a ramprat second i would like to know what do they do a third who much would you get paid an hour and what kind of hours do you work
thanx merry xmas

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User currently offlineTZSFO From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 202 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1292 times:

Hee Hee hee.....a ramp rat....oh my

A "ramprat" is a slang term for a ramp agent.
They are responsible for a lot of different things at different airlines but their main responsibility is to load and unload baggage from the aircraft. You can expect, depending on the location and the employer (airline vs. ground handler) to make from $7 -$12 an hour to start.
Hope this helps....

TZ



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User currently offlineElwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1285 times:

Um, expect to be earning a little closer to $7 an hour. Most airlines start at $8-$9 an hour. Southwest tops out at about $24, American at $22, AirTran at $15.50, MidWest Express at about $16.

(All those numbers were "last I'd heard". They may have changed.)



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User currently offlineTZSFO From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 202 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1258 times:

Yeah...I would agree with elwood......7 dollars an hour is probably a more average start wage....At my airport we have what is a called a "wage standard" which is basically a minimum wage for the airport....Which is $11.79...so everybody working at the airport who comes in contact with an aircraft has to make at least that amount...

TZ



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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1253 times:

Also depends on the actual job you're hired for of course.
If you start in a supervisory function (because of training or previous experience in another job) you're likely to start out higher.



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User currently offlineJjbiv From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1226 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1193 times:

TZSFO,

How high is the cost of living in SFO? In TOL (C8 station) we start at $8.00.

Congrats on the new flying, BTW...

joe


User currently offlineTZSFO From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 202 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1150 times:

Jjbiv,

The cost of living is pretty high here in SFO....rent especially ( $900-1400 for a small small one bedroom)....

We (TZ) are an all contract ramp here in SFO and the handler starts its RSA's out at like 12 an hour I think.....

TZ



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User currently offlineDouglas DC-9 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 303 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1130 times:

When I worked for Midwest Express, way back in the day.. I was paid $14.11 an hour, plus a $00.50 bonus an hour for being ontime, my average paycheck was for oh... about $395.00 a week. I loved working for them, but now I drive school buses for Safe Line LLC/Riteway. The two of them are sister companies.

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Daniel


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