Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
68,680 2.0 % $19.18 $39,900 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.94 $12.99 $17.53 $23.36 $29.75
Annual Wage (2) $20,670 $27,030 $36,460 $48,600 $61,890


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 64,050 29.91 $19.10 $39,720
Management of Companies and Enterprises 590 0.03 $18.89 $39,290
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 560 0.05 $19.70 $40,980
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 450 0.02 $22.29 $46,360
Employment Services 280 0.01 $22.80 $47,420

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 64,050 29.91 $19.10 $39,720
Charter Bus Industry 80 0.27 $16.80 $34,940
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 560 0.05 $19.70 $40,980
Management of Companies and Enterprises 590 0.03 $18.89 $39,290
Scheduled Air Transportation 120 0.03 $26.74 $55,610

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scheduled Air Transportation 120 0.03 $26.74 $55,610
Other Support Services 60 0.02 $23.47 $48,820
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation (8) (8) $23.21 $48,270
Employment Services 280 0.01 $22.80 $47,420
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 450 0.02 $22.29 $46,360


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 8,890 0.56 1.14 $18.85 $39,210
Florida 6,700 0.82 1.67 $18.13 $37,710
New York 5,980 0.66 1.34 $17.55 $36,500
Illinois 4,740 0.80 1.64 $18.52 $38,510
Texas 4,360 0.37 0.76 $20.83 $43,320




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 670 1.06 2.17 $17.89 $37,220
Florida 6,700 0.82 1.67 $18.13 $37,710
Nevada 1,030 0.81 1.66 $25.70 $53,460
Illinois 4,740 0.80 1.64 $18.52 $38,510
Utah 1,030 0.75 1.53 $17.92 $37,270




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 1,030 0.81 1.66 $25.70 $53,460
District of Columbia 420 0.59 1.21 $24.62 $51,210
Delaware 160 0.37 0.76 $24.19 $50,310
Massachusetts 2,310 0.67 1.36 $24.18 $50,290
New Hampshire 340 0.53 1.09 $23.56 $49,010





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 5,670 0.86 1.76 $18.14 $37,740
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,790 1.04 2.13 $19.06 $39,640
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,530 0.84 1.71 $18.30 $38,070
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,820 1.01 2.07 $24.61 $51,180
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 1,770 1.58 3.22 $21.30 $44,310
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,630 1.05 2.14 $20.72 $43,110
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,590 0.62 1.28 $18.26 $37,990
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1,530 1.31 2.68 $17.59 $36,590
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,500 0.60 1.23 $23.06 $47,970
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,390 0.57 1.17 $21.95 $45,660




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)
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 130 1.85 3.79 $19.06 $39,640
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 1,770 1.58 3.22 $21.30 $44,310
Panama City, FL 120 1.52 3.10 $15.65 $32,550
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 770 1.33 2.72 $20.79 $43,240
Reading, PA 230 1.32 2.70 (8) (8)
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1,530 1.31 2.68 $17.59 $36,590
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 970 1.21 2.48 $15.34 $31,910
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC 80 1.17 2.39 $15.07 $31,340
Salt Lake City, UT 780 1.15 2.36 $17.21 $35,790
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,630 1.05 2.14 $20.72 $43,110