Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
67,330 2.2 % $19.64 $40,840 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.26 $13.25 $17.78 $23.70 $29.96
Annual Wage (2) $21,350 $27,570 $36,990 $49,300 $62,320


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 61,300 28.18 $19.46 $40,480
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 950 0.15 $22.49 $46,770
Traveler Accommodation 680 0.03 $18.35 $38,160
Management of Companies and Enterprises 660 0.03 $19.49 $40,540
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 640 0.06 $19.94 $41,480

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 61,300 28.18 $19.46 $40,480
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 950 0.15 $22.49 $46,770
Charter Bus Industry 40 0.13 $14.34 $29,830
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 640 0.06 $19.94 $41,480
Other Support Services 110 0.04 $22.21 $46,200

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scheduled Air Transportation 100 0.02 $27.72 $57,650
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 90 0.01 $26.01 $54,110
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 950 0.15 $22.49 $46,770
Other Support Services 110 0.04 $22.21 $46,200
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 640 0.06 $19.94 $41,480


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)
California 8,480 0.51 1.08 $19.91 $41,420
Florida 7,200 0.85 1.81 $18.90 $39,300
New York 6,010 0.65 1.38 $19.25 $40,050
Texas 4,670 0.39 0.83 $20.98 $43,630
Illinois 4,240 0.71 1.51 $19.95 $41,490




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)
Hawaii 660 1.04 2.19 $18.92 $39,350
Florida 7,200 0.85 1.81 $18.90 $39,300
Nevada 1,100 0.84 1.77 $27.03 $56,220
Arizona 2,250 0.83 1.76 $19.65 $40,870
South Carolina 1,500 0.75 1.58 $14.64 $30,450




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 1,100 0.84 1.77 $27.03 $56,220
District of Columbia 330 0.47 0.99 $26.76 $55,670
Virginia 1,580 0.42 0.88 $24.08 $50,080
Washington 1,230 0.39 0.82 $22.97 $47,770
Vermont 130 0.44 0.93 $22.25 $46,270



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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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,400 0.81 1.71 $20.22 $42,050
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,460 0.78 1.65 $19.06 $39,650
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,450 0.94 2.00 $20.77 $43,210
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,140 1.08 2.28 $19.75 $41,070
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 1,990 2.43 5.15 $19.26 $40,050
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 1,680 1.47 3.12 $20.29 $42,210
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,660 0.66 1.41 $21.71 $45,160
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,460 0.80 1.68 $20.83 $43,330
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,350 0.83 1.76 $21.06 $43,810
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,290 0.44 0.93 $20.74 $43,130


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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)
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 310 2.95 6.24 $15.72 $32,690
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 1,990 2.43 5.15 $19.26 $40,050
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 1,680 1.47 3.12 $20.29 $42,210
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 110 1.43 3.02 $18.79 $39,070
Reading, PA 210 1.20 2.53 (8) (8)
Panama City, FL 100 1.19 2.53 $19.12 $39,760
Urban Honolulu, HI 500 1.08 2.29 $18.78 $39,050
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,140 1.08 2.28 $19.75 $41,070
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 1,040 1.08 2.28 $27.09 $56,340
San Rafael, CA Metropolitan Division 120 1.06 2.25 $19.16 $39,850


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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)
Montgomery, AL 30 0.19 0.39 $27.20 $56,570
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 1,040 1.08 2.28 $27.09 $56,340
Reno, NV 50 0.24 0.51 $26.08 $54,240
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,050 0.42 0.88 $25.05 $52,100
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 540 0.47 1.00 $24.63 $51,220
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 60 0.16 0.35 $24.28 $50,510
Springfield, MA-CT 130 0.38 0.81 $24.26 $50,450
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 70 0.50 1.06 $24.20 $50,330
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 920 0.56 1.18 $24.19 $50,310
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 420 0.57 1.20 $23.56 $49,010

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 620 8.49 17.97 $18.29 $38,050
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 210 1.57 3.32 $12.82 $26,660
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 130 0.41 0.86 $14.80 $30,780
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 110 0.85 1.80 $18.73 $38,960
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 80 0.48 1.01 $13.76 $28,630

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 620 8.49 17.97 $18.29 $38,050
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 210 1.57 3.32 $12.82 $26,660
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 110 0.85 1.80 $18.73 $38,960
Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.81 1.72 $22.87 $47,570
Southwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 50 0.77 1.63 $18.57 $38,620

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 New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.81 1.72 $22.87 $47,570
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 70 0.63 1.34 $22.20 $46,180
Big Thicket Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.29 0.61 $21.46 $44,630
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.59 $42,840
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 80 0.70 1.47 $20.29 $42,200


About May 2017 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.

(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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018