Reminder: The only way to apply for a job at Southwest Airlines® is through this site. Fees don’t fly here -- we will never ask for any form of payment for your application or training.*

*Destination 225° is a program of Southwest Airlines and there is no cost to apply; however, candidates advancing through the selection process will be responsible for all costs incurred. Read more.

La única forma de solicitar un trabajo en Southwest Airlines es a través de este sitio web. Las tarifas no vuelan aquí: nunca solicitaremos ninguna forma de pago para su solicitud o capacitación*

*Destination 225° es un programa de Southwest Airlines y no hay costo para aplicar; sin embargo, los candidatos que avancen a través del proceso de selección serán responsables de todos los costos incurridos. Lee mas.

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.  

Starting pay up to $15/hour 

  • Starting base pay rate of $15/hour plus a station allowance of up to $6,120 stipend in the first year.*

Our benefits aren’t playing around:
  • 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.

There’s snow place like Denver.

A day in the life of a Ramp Agent with Tim, a Ramp Agent Supervisor.

Wide shot of ramp agents deicing a Southwest airplane in the snow from a crane.

“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 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.
*Station allowance stipend is subject to review, change, or discontinue at the Company's discretion at any time. 
**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.