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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
123,660 3.0 % $21.34 $44,390 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.90 $14.07 $18.45 $29.49 $34.92
Annual Wage (2) $24,750 $29,260 $38,380 $61,340 $72,630


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 63,060 13.92 $24.12 $50,170
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 24,000 11.18 $18.82 $39,140
Support Activities for Air Transportation 12,880 5.64 $16.93 $35,220
Traveler Accommodation 6,090 0.30 $18.03 $37,500
Rail Transportation 2,850 1.22 $26.09 $54,270

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 63,060 13.92 $24.12 $50,170
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 24,000 11.18 $18.82 $39,140
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other 310 10.39 $16.40 $34,110
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation 1,390 7.98 $16.22 $33,750
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 1,010 7.14 $17.51 $36,430

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rail Transportation 2,850 1.22 $26.09 $54,270
Freight Transportation Arrangement 210 0.09 $25.26 $52,540
Scheduled Air Transportation 63,060 13.92 $24.12 $50,170
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 200 0.01 $23.37 $48,610
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 740 0.01 $22.82 $47,460


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 18,490 1.49 1.77 $24.47 $50,900
California 15,970 0.92 1.09 $20.97 $43,610
Florida 13,020 1.48 1.76 $19.29 $40,130
New York 7,570 0.79 0.94 $20.99 $43,660
Illinois 6,300 1.05 1.24 $22.52 $46,840




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)
Alaska 1,190 3.74 4.44 $21.25 $44,200
Hawaii 2,360 3.71 4.40 $21.92 $45,600
Utah 4,190 2.79 3.31 $19.79 $41,160
Nevada 3,160 2.27 2.69 $17.39 $36,170
Texas 18,490 1.49 1.77 $24.47 $50,900




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 2,820 0.69 0.82 $28.14 $58,530
Texas 18,490 1.49 1.77 $24.47 $50,900
Minnesota 2,430 0.84 1.00 $24.15 $50,240
North Carolina 2,650 0.59 0.71 $23.96 $49,830
Arkansas 210 0.17 0.21 $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 9,230 0.96 1.14 $22.57 $46,940
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 8,380 1.34 1.59 $19.93 $41,450
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 7,670 2.10 2.49 $24.70 $51,380
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 6,410 2.10 2.49 $26.55 $55,230
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 5,820 2.20 2.62 $18.76 $39,020
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 5,680 1.21 1.44 $22.17 $46,110
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,800 1.79 2.13 $22.66 $47,130
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,730 1.17 1.39 $22.13 $46,040
Salt Lake City, UT 3,720 5.06 6.01 $18.99 $39,510
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 3,570 2.77 3.29 $20.29 $42,200




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)
Salt Lake City, UT 3,720 5.06 6.01 $18.99 $39,510
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 280 3.66 4.34 $21.77 $45,290
Urban Honolulu, HI 1,650 3.62 4.29 $22.64 $47,090
Anchorage, AK 520 2.98 3.54 $20.08 $41,780
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 3,570 2.77 3.29 $20.29 $42,200
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 2,670 2.62 3.11 $17.86 $37,140
Winston-Salem, NC 610 2.28 2.70 (8) (8)
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 5,820 2.20 2.62 $18.76 $39,020
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 6,410 2.10 2.49 $26.55 $55,230
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 7,670 2.10 2.49 $24.70 $51,380