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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

41-3041 Travel Agents

Plan and sell transportation and accommodations for customers. Determine destination, modes of transportation, travel dates, costs, and accommodations required. May also describe, plan, and arrange itineraries and sell tour packages. May assist in resolving clients' travel problems.


National estimates for Travel Agents
Industry profile for Travel Agents
Geographic profile for Travel Agents

National estimates for Travel Agents: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Travel Agents:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
55,180 2.4 % $ 22.43 $ 46,650 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for Travel Agents:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 12.13 $ 15.39 $ 20.36 $ 27.17 $ 35.27
Annual Wage (2) $ 25,230 $ 32,010 $ 42,350 $ 56,520 $ 73,360


Industry profile for Travel Agents: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Travel Agents are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Travel Agents, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Travel Agents:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 46,810 25.61 $ 22.40 $ 46,590
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 2,930 0.51 $ 22.32 $ 46,430
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,480 0.06 $ 24.26 $ 50,460
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 and 5223 only) 530 0.03 $ 27.78 $ 57,780
Traveler Accommodation 250 0.02 $ 15.71 $ 32,680

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Travel Agents:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 46,810 25.61 $ 22.40 $ 46,590
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 60 0.65 $ 16.48 $ 34,270
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 2,930 0.51 $ 22.32 $ 46,430
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 40 0.10 $ 23.99 $ 49,890
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,480 0.06 $ 24.26 $ 50,460

Top paying industries for Travel Agents:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 60 (7) $ 31.03 $ 64,540
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 and 5223 only) 530 0.03 $ 27.78 $ 57,780
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 230 0.02 $ 27.02 $ 56,200
Insurance Carriers 220 0.02 $ 26.16 $ 54,400
Scientific Research and Development Services 40 (7) $ 25.20 $ 52,420


Geographic profile for Travel Agents: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Travel Agents are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Travel Agents, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Travel Agents:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 9,120 1.08 2.72 $ 19.43 $ 40,410
California 6,330 0.39 0.97 $ 25.82 $ 53,700
New York 4,070 0.47 1.18 $ 21.93 $ 45,610
Texas 3,260 0.27 0.68 $ 19.92 $ 41,430
Illinois 2,800 0.50 1.25 $ 23.70 $ 49,310




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Travel Agents:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 9,120 1.08 2.72 $ 19.43 $ 40,410
Hawaii 500 0.87 2.19 $ 21.98 $ 45,720
Rhode Island 370 0.84 2.13 $ 19.53 $ 40,620
Arizona 1,880 0.66 1.67 $ 26.22 $ 54,550
North Dakota 260 0.66 1.65 $ 18.29 $ 38,050




Top paying states for Travel Agents:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 980 0.31 0.77 $ 29.83 $ 62,040
Arizona 1,880 0.66 1.67 $ 26.22 $ 54,550
District of Columbia 300 0.43 1.08 $ 26.19 $ 54,470
California 6,330 0.39 0.97 $ 25.82 $ 53,700
Massachusetts 1,490 0.45 1.12 $ 25.02 $ 52,050





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Travel Agents:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 4,990 1.99 5.02 $ 20.95 $ 43,580
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 4,450 0.50 1.27 $ 23.13 $ 48,110
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,330 0.57 1.44 $ 24.86 $ 51,710
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,590 0.59 1.50 $ 24.00 $ 49,930
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1,900 1.59 4.00 $ 16.50 $ 34,320
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,670 0.79 2.00 $ 26.75 $ 55,630
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,360 0.52 1.31 $ 26.06 $ 54,210
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,240 0.47 1.19 $ 18.22 $ 37,900
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 1,190 0.67 1.69 $ 23.94 $ 49,800
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,120 0.37 0.93 $ 25.14 $ 52,290




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Travel Agents:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 4,990 1.99 5.02 $ 20.95 $ 43,580
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 270 1.72 4.34 $ 18.46 $ 38,400
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1,900 1.59 4.00 $ 16.50 $ 34,320
Panama City, FL 110 1.43 3.59 $ 14.19 $ 29,520
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 90 1.37 3.45 $ 23.25 $ 48,370
St. George, UT 80 1.10 2.78 $ 18.57 $ 38,630
Urban Honolulu, HI 390 0.94 2.36 $ 21.78 $ 45,310
Ann Arbor, MI 180 0.85 2.15 $ 21.57 $ 44,860
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 420 0.80 2.01 $ 19.51 $ 40,570
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,670 0.79 2.00 $ 26.75 $ 55,630




Top paying metropolitan areas for Travel Agents:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 580 0.53 1.34 $ 31.27 $ 65,040
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 800 0.41 1.03 $ 30.99 $ 64,450
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 100 0.11 0.27 $ 29.03 $ 60,380
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,030 0.44 1.12 $ 27.46 $ 57,110
Santa Rosa, CA 80 0.44 1.10 $ 27.45 $ 57,100
New Haven, CT 90 0.34 0.86 $ 26.95 $ 56,050
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,670 0.79 2.00 $ 26.75 $ 55,630
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 80 0.14 0.36 $ 26.69 $ 55,520
Salinas, CA 40 0.25 0.62 $ 26.60 $ 55,330
Kansas City, MO-KS 400 0.38 0.97 $ 26.35 $ 54,810

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Travel Agents:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 220 3.24 8.17 $ 22.50 $ 46,790
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 120 1.06 2.67 $ 22.94 $ 47,720
West Montana nonmetropolitan area 90 1.26 3.17 $ 18.11 $ 37,660
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 80 0.71 1.78 (8) (8)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.49 1.23 $ 28.22 $ 58,690

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Travel Agents:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 220 3.24 8.17 $ 22.50 $ 46,790
West Montana nonmetropolitan area 90 1.26 3.17 $ 18.11 $ 37,660
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 120 1.06 2.67 $ 22.94 $ 47,720
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 80 0.71 1.78 (8) (8)
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 0.52 1.31 $ 21.69 $ 45,120

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Travel Agents:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.49 1.23 $ 28.22 $ 58,690
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 120 1.06 2.67 $ 22.94 $ 47,720
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 220 3.24 8.17 $ 22.50 $ 46,790
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 40 0.41 1.04 $ 22.38 $ 46,560
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 0.74 $ 22.05 $ 45,850


About May 2020 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021