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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks

Make and confirm reservations for transportation or lodging, or sell transportation tickets. May check baggage and direct passengers to designated concourse, pier, or track; deliver tickets, contact individuals and groups to inform them of package tours; or provide tourists with travel or transportation information. Excludes "Travel Agents" (41-3041), "Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks" (43-4081), and "Cashiers" (41-2011) who sell tickets for local transportation.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
132,050 2.5 % $20.06 $41,730 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.23 $13.42 $17.90 $27.40 $31.14
Annual Wage (2) $23,350 $27,910 $37,220 $57,000 $64,780


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scheduled Air Transportation 67,130 14.80 $22.80 $47,430
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 24,980 11.54 $17.37 $36,120
Support Activities for Air Transportation 13,420 6.21 $16.16 $33,610
Traveler Accommodation 7,300 0.37 $17.38 $36,150
Rail Transportation 2,900 1.25 $23.61 $49,100

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scheduled Air Transportation 67,130 14.80 $22.80 $47,430
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other 370 11.94 $16.26 $33,810
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 24,980 11.54 $17.37 $36,120
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 1,190 8.33 $14.88 $30,940
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation 1,230 6.88 $13.95 $29,010

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 40 (7) $24.67 $51,310
Rail Transportation 2,900 1.25 $23.61 $49,100
Scheduled Air Transportation 67,130 14.80 $22.80 $47,430
Freight Transportation Arrangement 60 0.03 $22.36 $46,510
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 750 0.01 $21.95 $45,650


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 18,780 1.55 1.70 $22.95 $47,730
California 17,870 1.05 1.15 $19.79 $41,160
Florida 14,760 1.71 1.88 $17.94 $37,320
New York 8,130 0.87 0.95 $19.85 $41,280
Illinois 5,600 0.93 1.02 $22.85 $47,530




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 2,910 4.54 4.98 $20.70 $43,070
Utah 4,980 3.42 3.75 $18.97 $39,460
Alaska 730 2.32 2.54 $19.70 $40,980
Nevada 2,710 2.01 2.21 $16.41 $34,130
Florida 14,760 1.71 1.88 $17.94 $37,320




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 3,100 0.76 0.84 $24.90 $51,790
Texas 18,780 1.55 1.70 $22.95 $47,730
Illinois 5,600 0.93 1.02 $22.85 $47,530
Minnesota 4,630 1.61 1.77 $22.72 $47,260
North Carolina 2,600 0.59 0.65 $22.56 $46,920





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 10,050 1.06 1.16 $21.13 $43,950
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 9,200 1.50 1.65 $19.48 $40,530
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 9,170 2.57 2.82 $22.82 $47,460
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 6,120 2.36 2.59 $17.33 $36,050
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 5,270 1.77 1.94 $25.42 $52,860
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 4,960 1.07 1.17 $22.63 $47,070
Salt Lake City, UT 4,620 6.47 7.09 $18.91 $39,340
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 4,530 3.60 3.95 $18.91 $39,340
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 4,110 2.10 2.30 $22.73 $47,270
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,770 1.20 1.32 $21.58 $44,880




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 500 6.63 7.27 $23.83 $49,560
Salt Lake City, UT 4,620 6.47 7.09 $18.91 $39,340
Urban Honolulu, HI 1,910 4.10 4.50 $20.72 $43,100
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 4,530 3.60 3.95 $18.91 $39,340
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 9,170 2.57 2.82 $22.82 $47,460
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 6,120 2.36 2.59 $17.33 $36,050
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 2,290 2.32 2.54 $16.74 $34,810
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 2,210 2.18 2.39 $20.90 $43,480
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 1,220 2.12 2.32 $16.04 $33,360
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 4,110 2.10 2.30 $22.73 $47,270