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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Travel Agents:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
37,190 2.4 % $ 22.39 $ 46,580 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Travel Agents:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.60 $ 15.00 $ 21.06 $ 26.37 $ 35.68
Annual Wage (2) $ 28,280 $ 31,200 $ 43,810 $ 54,840 $ 74,220


Industry profile for Travel Agents:

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 31,310 23.63 $ 22.05 $ 45,860
Management of Companies and Enterprises 660 0.03 $ 23.66 $ 49,200
Traveler Accommodation 210 0.02 $ 16.58 $ 34,480
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 140 0.01 $ 16.49 $ 34,310
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 80 0.17 $ 30.76 $ 63,980

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 31,310 23.63 $ 22.05 $ 45,860
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 50 0.73 $ 22.77 $ 47,360
Charter Bus Industry 40 0.26 $ 20.20 $ 42,020
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 80 0.17 $ 30.76 $ 63,980
Management of Companies and Enterprises 660 0.03 $ 23.66 $ 49,200

Top paying industries for Travel Agents:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 80 0.17 $ 30.76 $ 63,980
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 40 (7) $ 27.61 $ 57,430
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services (8) (8) $ 26.89 $ 55,940
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities (8) (8) $ 26.80 $ 55,730
Other Support Services 70 0.02 $ 26.24 $ 54,570


Geographic profile for Travel Agents:

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.



Map of employment of travel agents by state, May 2021


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 5,960 0.69 2.63 $ 21.75 $ 45,240
California 3,730 0.23 0.85 $ 24.25 $ 50,440
Texas 2,540 0.21 0.79 $ 22.39 $ 46,560
New York 2,480 0.29 1.08 $ 23.67 $ 49,240
Illinois 2,020 0.36 1.36 $ 23.20 $ 48,260


Map of location quotient of travel agents by state, May 2021


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 5,960 0.69 2.63 $ 21.75 $ 45,240
Hawaii 290 0.52 1.98 $ 22.01 $ 45,780
North Dakota 190 0.49 1.84 $ 16.73 $ 34,800
Colorado 1,070 0.41 1.55 $ 23.24 $ 48,330
Rhode Island 180 0.39 1.46 $ 20.52 $ 42,690


Map of annual mean wages of travel agents by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Travel Agents:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 390 0.24 0.93 $ 31.96 $ 66,480
Arizona 960 0.33 1.26 $ 26.75 $ 55,640
Delaware 110 0.25 0.93 $ 25.83 $ 53,720
District of Columbia 110 0.17 0.65 $ 25.58 $ 53,210
Washington 1,060 0.33 1.25 $ 25.46 $ 52,970



Map of employment of travel agents by area, May 2021


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 3,240 1.32 5.01 $ 23.55 $ 48,980
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,730 0.31 1.19 $ 23.53 $ 48,950
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,870 0.33 1.24 $ 23.02 $ 47,870
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,830 0.43 1.64 $ 23.61 $ 49,110
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,100 0.42 1.61 $ 25.08 $ 52,170
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1,080 0.92 3.50 $ 17.86 $ 37,150
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 970 0.27 1.03 $ 24.78 $ 51,540
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 900 0.35 1.32 $ 25.98 $ 54,040
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 810 0.42 1.59 $ 26.90 $ 55,960
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 800 0.38 1.42 $ 27.88 $ 57,990


Map of location quotient of travel agents by area, May 2021


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)
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 330 2.01 7.63 $ 16.42 $ 34,150
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 3,240 1.32 5.01 $ 23.55 $ 48,980
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 120 1.05 3.97 $ 16.87 $ 35,080
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1,080 0.92 3.50 $ 17.86 $ 37,150
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 70 0.74 2.81 $ 21.01 $ 43,710
Reading, PA 110 0.66 2.48 $ 24.16 $ 50,250
Charleston, WV 60 0.63 2.39 $ 19.71 $ 40,990
Panama City, FL 40 0.56 2.13 $ 15.55 $ 32,340
Urban Honolulu, HI 220 0.55 2.07 $ 21.84 $ 45,430
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 510 0.50 1.91 $ 21.76 $ 45,250


Map of annual mean wages of travel agents by area, May 2021


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)
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 140 0.37 1.39 $ 35.01 $ 72,820
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 230 0.22 0.82 $ 28.42 $ 59,110
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 800 0.38 1.42 $ 27.88 $ 57,990
Boulder, CO 70 0.41 1.54 $ 27.02 $ 56,210
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 810 0.42 1.59 $ 26.90 $ 55,960
Baton Rouge, LA 50 0.13 0.50 $ 26.34 $ 54,790
Charlottesville, VA 30 0.30 1.13 $ 26.08 $ 54,240
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 900 0.35 1.32 $ 25.98 $ 54,040
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 460 0.21 0.78 $ 25.20 $ 52,420
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,100 0.42 1.61 $ 25.08 $ 52,170

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 120 1.68 6.37 $ 21.35 $ 44,400
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 110 0.96 3.66 $ 19.08 $ 39,690
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.46 1.73 $ 19.53 $ 40,630
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 60 0.19 0.71 $ 17.17 $ 35,720
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.57 2.16 $ 29.67 $ 61,710

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 120 1.68 6.37 $ 21.35 $ 44,400
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 110 0.96 3.66 $ 19.08 $ 39,690
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.57 2.16 $ 29.67 $ 61,710
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.46 1.73 $ 19.53 $ 40,630
West Montana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.43 1.64 $ 19.02 $ 39,560

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 Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.57 2.16 $ 29.67 $ 61,710
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 1.26 $ 22.31 $ 46,400
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 120 1.68 6.37 $ 21.35 $ 44,400
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area 50 0.40 1.51 $ 19.57 $ 40,700
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.46 1.73 $ 19.53 $ 40,630


About May 2021 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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022