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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

41-3041 Travel Agents

Plan and sell transportation and accommodations for travel agency 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 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)
69,480 2.4 % $20.54 $42,720 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.76 $13.81 $18.61 $24.97 $31.77
Annual Wage (2) $22,370 $28,730 $38,700 $51,950 $66,080


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)
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 61,580 28.45 $20.41 $42,460
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,170 0.05 $23.28 $48,420
Insurance Carriers 210 0.02 (8) (8)
Employment Services 120 0.00 $19.20 $39,930
Other Support Services 100 0.03 $20.53 $42,690

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 61,580 28.45 $20.41 $42,460
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 90 0.23 $18.11 $37,660
Charter Bus Industry 30 0.11 $16.61 $34,560
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,170 0.05 $23.28 $48,420
Educational Support Services 60 0.03 $17.35 $36,090

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scheduled Air Transportation 90 0.02 $28.75 $59,810
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 90 0.01 $27.57 $57,340
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,170 0.05 $23.28 $48,420
Office Administrative Services 70 0.01 $21.36 $44,430
Other Support Services 100 0.03 $20.53 $42,690


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)
Florida 9,730 1.13 2.35 $20.02 $41,630
California 8,270 0.49 1.01 $22.82 $47,460
New York 6,000 0.64 1.33 $19.23 $40,000
Texas 4,680 0.39 0.81 $19.07 $39,670
Illinois 3,770 0.63 1.31 $19.76 $41,100




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)
Florida 9,730 1.13 2.35 $20.02 $41,630
Arizona 2,570 0.92 1.92 $23.55 $48,980
Hawaii 580 0.91 1.89 $20.27 $42,170
South Carolina 1,510 0.73 1.52 $15.94 $33,150
North Dakota 290 0.71 1.47 $16.15 $33,600




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 350 0.50 1.03 $27.30 $56,790
Nevada 880 0.65 1.36 $27.21 $56,590
Washington 1,150 0.35 0.74 $25.38 $52,790
Massachusetts 1,920 0.54 1.12 $24.00 $49,920
New Jersey 2,120 0.52 1.09 $23.72 $49,330





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 6,410 0.67 1.41 $20.70 $43,060
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 5,570 2.15 4.48 $21.49 $44,700
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 4,660 0.76 1.59 $22.72 $47,260
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,310 0.71 1.49 $20.04 $41,690
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,330 1.13 2.36 $24.14 $50,210
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,130 0.60 1.24 $19.84 $41,270
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1,800 1.43 2.98 $17.00 $35,360
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,730 0.63 1.31 $24.43 $50,810
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,650 0.53 1.09 $20.33 $42,280
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,610 0.60 1.25 $15.71 $32,670




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)
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 5,570 2.15 4.48 $21.49 $44,700
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 200 1.77 3.69 $18.64 $38,770
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1,800 1.43 2.98 $17.00 $35,360
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,330 1.13 2.36 $24.14 $50,210
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 80 1.13 2.35 $20.86 $43,380
Panama City, FL 90 1.11 2.31 $19.08 $39,680
Urban Honolulu, HI 490 1.05 2.18 $20.17 $41,950
Reading, PA 180 1.01 2.11 $26.38 $54,870
Anchorage, AK 170 0.97 2.02 $20.45 $42,540
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 470 0.95 1.98 $20.33 $42,290