Our Heart starts with our People.

Our Ramp Agents are true Southwest Warriors. They direct planes on the ground, handle cargo/baggage, and ensure our ground operations run smoothly. We wouldn’t operate without our Ramp Agents—their hard work and guidance are critical to our success at Southwest.  

Benefits you'll love:

  • Starting pay of $18/hour with opportunities for overtime and shift pick-ups
  • Opportunities for overtime and shift pick-ups (Overtime pay is computed solely on base pay rate)

  • Fly for free on any open seat on all Southwest® flights (your eligible dependents fly, too)
  • Up to a 9.3% 401(k) Company match, dollar for dollar, per paycheck**
  • An annual ProfitSharing contribution toward retirement—when we profit, you profit***
  • Competitive health insurance for you and your family
  • Opportunity to get 10% off Southwest Airlines common stock

Wanna work outdoors and get your fitness in at the "office”? Let us know how to reach you and we’ll keep you updated on the latest job opportunities.

Our Purpose and Vision

From our very beginning, Southwest Airlines has been a maverick in the airline and customer service industries. We set ourselves apart as the airline with Heart by connecting our Customers to the moments that matter.

Southwest Airplane on a tarmac at sunrise.

Day in the Life

Go on the tarmac with Michelle, San Diego Ramp Agent.

Image of Michelle, a San Diego Ramp agent waving.  She wears a blue hat and a blue headset while sitting in the driver seat of an airplane tug.

“I started my career as a Ramp Agent nearly 30 years ago. I’ve always loved the airline industry and knew being on the ground would give me the invaluable experience I needed to grow—it did that and so much more.”

Headshot of VP of Ground Operations, Chris Johnson in front of a grey background.  Chris started as a Ramp Agent in Detroit.

Chris Johnson

Vice President Ground Operations


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How to apply

If you see an open Ramp Agent position posted, you can apply on careers.southwestair.com. If there are no open Ramp Agent positions posted, that means we are not interviewing for that job at this time.

You can only apply for a job at Southwest Airlines through this site. Fees don't fly here—we’ll never ask for a form of payment for your application or training.
**401(k) match contributions are subject to the plan’s vesting schedule.
***ProfitSharing contributions are subject to the plan’s vesting schedule and are made at the discretion of the Company.