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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 and contact individuals and groups to inform them of package tours; or provide tourists with travel or transportation information. Excludes ""Cashiers" (41-2011), ""Travel Agents" (41-3041), and ""Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks" (43-4081) who sell tickets for local transport


National estimates for Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks
Industry profile for Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks
Geographic profile for Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks

National estimates for Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
110,020 3.3 % $ 21.98 $ 45,710 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 12.66 $ 14.71 $ 18.96 $ 30.07 $ 36.04
Annual Wage (2) $ 26,320 $ 30,600 $ 39,430 $ 62,550 $ 74,960


Industry profile for Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scheduled Air Transportation 57,780 13.09 $ 24.73 $ 51,430
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 21,160 11.58 $ 19.72 $ 41,010
Support Activities for Air Transportation 12,090 5.82 $ 17.16 $ 35,700
Traveler Accommodation 4,910 0.32 $ 17.98 $ 37,390
Rail Transportation 2,680 1.25 $ 25.18 $ 52,360

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scheduled Air Transportation 57,780 13.09 $ 24.73 $ 51,430
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 21,160 11.58 $ 19.72 $ 41,010
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other 220 9.92 $ 16.28 $ 33,850
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation 1,040 7.55 $ 16.77 $ 34,870
Support Activities for Air Transportation 12,090 5.82 $ 17.16 $ 35,700

Top paying industries for Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Freight Transportation Arrangement 280 0.12 $ 25.64 $ 53,320
Rail Transportation 2,680 1.25 $ 25.18 $ 52,360
Scheduled Air Transportation 57,780 13.09 $ 24.73 $ 51,430
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 30 (7) $ 24.12 $ 50,170
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 700 0.01 $ 22.29 $ 46,370


Geographic profile for Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 16,720 1.38 1.75 $ 25.06 $ 52,120
California 13,950 0.85 1.07 $ 21.84 $ 45,430
Florida 11,650 1.38 1.74 $ 20.26 $ 42,130
Illinois 6,470 1.15 1.45 $ 23.08 $ 48,000
New York 6,320 0.73 0.92 $ 20.61 $ 42,860




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 940 3.18 4.02 $ 21.94 $ 45,630
Utah 3,560 2.39 3.02 $ 18.92 $ 39,350
Hawaii 1,330 2.32 2.94 $ 21.87 $ 45,490
Nevada 2,550 2.04 2.58 $ 17.65 $ 36,710
Texas 16,720 1.38 1.75 $ 25.06 $ 52,120




Top paying states for Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 2,360 0.62 0.79 $ 28.56 $ 59,400
Arkansas 170 0.14 0.18 $ 26.39 $ 54,890
Texas 16,720 1.38 1.75 $ 25.06 $ 52,120
New Mexico 720 0.91 1.15 $ 24.98 $ 51,960
Minnesota 2,270 0.84 1.06 $ 24.90 $ 51,780





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 7,750 2.16 2.73 $ 25.10 $ 52,220
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 7,430 1.28 1.61 $ 21.29 $ 44,290
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 7,280 0.82 1.04 $ 23.01 $ 47,870
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 5,710 2.28 2.88 $ 19.91 $ 41,410
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 5,450 1.84 2.32 $ 27.46 $ 57,110
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 5,380 1.23 1.56 $ 22.76 $ 47,340
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,680 1.22 1.54 $ 23.57 $ 49,020
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,120 1.48 1.87 $ 22.27 $ 46,330
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 2,640 2.22 2.80 $ 20.83 $ 43,330
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,490 1.07 1.35 (8) (8)




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 290 4.26 5.39 $ 20.01 $ 41,610
Anchorage, AK 410 2.46 3.11 $ 20.91 $ 43,490
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 2,090 2.31 2.92 $ 18.13 $ 37,710
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 5,710 2.28 2.88 $ 19.91 $ 41,410
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 2,280 2.27 2.88 $ 21.73 $ 45,190
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 2,640 2.22 2.80 $ 20.83 $ 43,330
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 7,750 2.16 2.73 $ 25.10 $ 52,220
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 1,010 2.13 2.69 $ 15.76 $ 32,780
Urban Honolulu, HI 840 2.02 2.55 $ 23.51 $ 48,900
Albuquerque, NM 700 1.86 2.35 $ 24.99 $ 51,980




Top paying metropolitan areas for Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 5,450 1.84 2.32 $ 27.46 $ 57,110
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR (8) (8) (8) $ 27.22 $ 56,620
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 80 0.15 0.20 $ 26.15 $ 54,400
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL (8) (8) (8) $ 26.04 $ 54,170
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 1,000 0.82 1.04 $ 25.60 $ 53,240
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 1,140 0.64 0.81 $ 25.41 $ 52,850
Austin-Round Rock, TX 260 0.24 0.31 $ 25.20 $ 52,420
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 150 0.70 0.88 $ 25.16 $ 52,340
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 7,750 2.16 2.73 $ 25.10 $ 52,220
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 150 0.28 0.35 $ 25.03 $ 52,050

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 480 4.75 6.00 $ 23.14 $ 48,120
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 210 2.30 2.91 $ 17.94 $ 37,310
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 200 1.47 1.86 $ 13.58 $ 28,240
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 170 1.44 1.82 $ 18.48 $ 38,440
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 110 0.95 1.20 $ 17.06 $ 35,480

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 480 4.75 6.00 $ 23.14 $ 48,120
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 210 2.30 2.91 $ 17.94 $ 37,310
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 100 1.51 1.91 $ 13.63 $ 28,360
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 200 1.47 1.86 $ 13.58 $ 28,240
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 170 1.44 1.82 $ 18.48 $ 38,440

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 480 4.75 6.00 $ 23.14 $ 48,120
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 170 1.44 1.82 $ 18.48 $ 38,440
Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 18.35 $ 38,170
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 210 2.30 2.91 $ 17.94 $ 37,310
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 110 0.95 1.20 $ 17.06 $ 35,480


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