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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
66,670 2.3 % $21.49 $44,690 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.37 $14.61 $19.55 $26.30 $33.37
Annual Wage (2) $23,660 $30,400 $40,660 $54,710 $69,420


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 58,120 27.06 $21.35 $44,410
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,450 0.06 $22.84 $47,500
Traveler Accommodation 300 0.01 $17.27 $35,930
Insurance Carriers 280 0.02 $28.89 $60,090
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 210 0.01 $25.83 $53,720

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 58,120 27.06 $21.35 $44,410
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 80 0.56 $15.96 $33,210
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 80 0.20 $17.88 $37,190
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 50 0.11 $19.07 $39,660
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,450 0.06 $22.84 $47,500

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 50 (7) $30.76 $63,980
Insurance Carriers 280 0.02 $28.89 $60,090
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 210 0.01 $25.83 $53,720
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 40 (7) $24.81 $51,610
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,450 0.06 $22.84 $47,500


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 9,490 1.08 2.38 $19.26 $40,060
California 8,780 0.50 1.11 $23.72 $49,330
New York 5,400 0.57 1.25 $21.52 $44,760
Texas 3,900 0.31 0.69 $20.03 $41,660
Illinois 3,300 0.55 1.21 $21.75 $45,250




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 9,490 1.08 2.38 $19.26 $40,060
Hawaii 630 1.00 2.20 $21.30 $44,290
Arizona 2,550 0.89 1.96 $25.00 $52,010
Alaska 270 0.85 1.86 $20.88 $43,430
North Dakota 340 0.81 1.78 $17.60 $36,600




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 1,180 0.36 0.79 $26.64 $55,420
New Hampshire 230 0.35 0.77 $25.47 $52,980
Arizona 2,550 0.89 1.96 $25.00 $52,010
Maryland 810 0.30 0.66 $24.82 $51,620
District of Columbia 340 0.47 1.04 $24.56 $51,070





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 5,900 0.61 1.35 $22.90 $47,630
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 4,940 0.79 1.74 $23.06 $47,960
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 4,860 1.84 4.05 $20.90 $43,480
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,050 0.65 1.44 $22.11 $45,990
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 2,390 1.85 4.08 $16.13 $33,550
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,380 1.12 2.48 $25.23 $52,480
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,740 0.62 1.37 $25.56 $53,160
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,500 0.60 1.33 $25.73 $53,520
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,470 0.54 1.18 $15.46 $32,160
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,350 0.47 1.03 $20.59 $42,820




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)
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 2,390 1.85 4.08 $16.13 $33,550
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 4,860 1.84 4.05 $20.90 $43,480
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 140 1.82 4.00 $21.23 $44,170
Anchorage, AK 240 1.37 3.02 $21.03 $43,750
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 140 1.27 2.80 $20.10 $41,810
Panama City, FL 90 1.23 2.71 $15.19 $31,590
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,380 1.12 2.48 $25.23 $52,480
Urban Honolulu, HI 470 1.03 2.28 $21.47 $44,670
St. George, UT 50 0.80 1.76 $16.21 $33,720
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 4,940 0.79 1.74 $23.06 $47,960




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Charlottesville, VA (8) (8) (8) $29.84 $62,060
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 940 0.47 1.03 $27.50 $57,200
Reno, NV 40 0.17 0.37 $26.98 $56,120
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,500 0.60 1.33 $25.73 $53,520
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,740 0.62 1.37 $25.56 $53,160
Santa Rosa, CA 130 0.65 1.42 $25.35 $52,730
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,380 1.12 2.48 $25.23 $52,480
Kansas City, MO-KS 450 0.41 0.91 $24.96 $51,920
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 620 0.54 1.20 $24.90 $51,800
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 200 0.20 0.43 $24.64 $51,260

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 520 6.97 15.35 $20.34 $42,310
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 190 1.54 3.40 $15.98 $33,250
West Montana nonmetropolitan area 100 1.28 2.83 $17.63 $36,660
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 70 0.91 2.01 $13.66 $28,410
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 70 0.54 1.19 (8) (8)

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 520 6.97 15.35 $20.34 $42,310
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 190 1.54 3.40 $15.98 $33,250
West Montana nonmetropolitan area 100 1.28 2.83 $17.63 $36,660
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 70 0.91 2.01 $13.66 $28,410
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 70 0.54 1.19 (8) (8)

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.42 0.92 $24.41 $50,780
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 0.49 1.07 $24.01 $49,940
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 0.75 $23.00 $47,830
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.34 0.75 $22.64 $47,100
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 70 0.53 1.18 $21.91 $45,580


About May 2019 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2020