Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
148,220 2.5 % $19.16 $39,850 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.79 $12.97 $17.44 $26.30 $29.55
Annual Wage (2) $22,440 $26,990 $36,280 $54,710 $61,460


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 82,770 18.87 $21.28 $44,260
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 27,780 12.77 $16.28 $33,870
Support Activities for Air Transportation 10,620 5.13 $15.55 $32,350
Traveler Accommodation 7,590 0.39 $17.25 $35,870
Rail Transportation 2,990 1.26 $23.60 $49,080

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 82,770 18.87 $21.28 $44,260
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 27,780 12.77 $16.28 $33,870
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other 340 10.90 $16.71 $34,750
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 1,130 7.95 $13.66 $28,420
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation 1,190 6.72 $13.48 $28,040

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 30 (7) $24.87 $51,720
Rail Transportation 2,990 1.26 $23.60 $49,080
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 520 0.01 $21.35 $44,410
Scheduled Air Transportation 82,770 18.87 $21.28 $44,260
Freight Transportation Arrangement 120 0.06 $19.46 $40,480


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 17,830 1.07 1.03 $19.56 $40,670
Florida 17,810 2.12 2.03 $17.09 $35,540
Texas 17,400 1.46 1.41 $20.63 $42,910
New York 9,490 1.03 0.99 $18.39 $38,260
Illinois 6,250 1.05 1.01 $20.91 $43,500




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 2,820 4.45 4.28 $20.50 $42,640
Utah 4,770 3.38 3.25 $17.98 $37,400
Nevada 3,440 2.63 2.52 $16.39 $34,100
Alaska 730 2.30 2.21 $18.88 $39,260
Florida 17,810 2.12 2.03 $17.09 $35,540




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 340 0.48 0.47 $23.66 $49,220
New Jersey 3,440 0.86 0.82 $23.47 $48,830
Minnesota 5,470 1.93 1.85 $22.20 $46,180
Illinois 6,250 1.05 1.01 $20.91 $43,500
Oklahoma 1,350 0.86 0.83 $20.90 $43,480



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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 8,790 1.31 1.26 $18.15 $37,750
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 8,080 1.82 1.75 $19.62 $40,810
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 6,100 5.04 4.85 $16.96 $35,280
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 5,990 1.64 1.57 $20.97 $43,620
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 4,970 5.00 4.81 $20.43 $42,490
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 4,880 2.52 2.43 $22.29 $46,370
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 4,540 1.82 1.75 $20.71 $43,070
Salt Lake City, UT 4,410 6.34 6.10 $17.96 $37,360
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 4,240 3.73 3.58 $15.30 $31,820
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 4,210 2.13 2.05 $20.93 $43,540


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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)
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 550 7.35 7.07 $22.39 $46,570
Salt Lake City, UT 4,410 6.34 6.10 $17.96 $37,360
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 6,100 5.04 4.85 $16.96 $35,280
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 4,970 5.00 4.81 $20.43 $42,490
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 3,220 4.38 4.21 $21.02 $43,710
Urban Honolulu, HI 1,830 3.98 3.82 $20.39 $42,420
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 4,240 3.73 3.58 $15.30 $31,820
Bend-Redmond, OR 260 3.27 3.15 $12.17 $25,310
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 3,400 3.05 2.93 $19.00 $39,520
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 2,930 3.04 2.92 $16.54 $34,400


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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)
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 2,320 1.99 1.91 $25.13 $52,260
El Paso, TX 110 0.37 0.36 $23.77 $49,450
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 100 0.59 0.56 $22.47 $46,740
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 550 7.35 7.07 $22.39 $46,570
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,300 1.13 1.08 $22.34 $46,470
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 4,880 2.52 2.43 $22.29 $46,370
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 230 0.46 0.44 $22.07 $45,910
Tulsa, OK 650 1.53 1.47 $21.77 $45,270
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 500 1.93 1.86 $21.46 $44,640
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 150 0.42 0.40 $21.44 $44,590

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)
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 440 4.47 4.30 $18.59 $38,670
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 230 1.72 1.66 $15.79 $32,840
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 220 2.89 2.78 $14.43 $30,010
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 210 2.91 2.80 $20.35 $42,320
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 210 2.11 2.03 $14.71 $30,600

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)
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 440 4.47 4.30 $18.59 $38,670
Wasatch Back nonmetropolitan area 100 3.01 2.89 $13.92 $28,960
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 210 2.91 2.80 $20.35 $42,320
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 220 2.89 2.78 $14.43 $30,010
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 210 2.11 2.03 $14.71 $30,600

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)
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 210 2.91 2.80 $20.35 $42,320
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.22 $39,970
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 440 4.47 4.30 $18.59 $38,670
Southwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 50 0.89 0.85 $17.92 $37,270
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 0.29 $16.91 $35,170


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.

(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 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