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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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 transportation.


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:

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)
100,860 1.5 % $ 21.94 $ 45,630 0.4 %

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

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.00 $ 14.76 $ 19.18 $ 28.73 $ 33.37
Annual Wage (2) $ 29,110 $ 30,690 $ 39,900 $ 59,770 $ 69,420


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

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 65,180 16.64 $ 23.77 $ 49,450
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 12,570 9.48 $ 20.21 $ 42,030
Support Activities for Air Transportation 5,980 3.07 $ 16.28 $ 33,870
Traveler Accommodation 3,970 0.29 $ 17.34 $ 36,060
Rail Transportation 2,140 0.97 $ 22.04 $ 45,830

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 65,180 16.64 $ 23.77 $ 49,450
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 12,570 9.48 $ 20.21 $ 42,030
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation 1,140 9.18 $ 14.13 $ 29,380
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 360 5.25 $ 16.42 $ 34,160
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 510 4.54 $ 15.31 $ 31,850

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)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (8) (8) $ 29.58 $ 61,530
Outpatient Care Centers 40 (7) $ 26.33 $ 54,760
Scheduled Air Transportation 65,180 16.64 $ 23.77 $ 49,450
Freight Transportation Arrangement 200 0.09 $ 23.23 $ 48,320
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 390 0.80 $ 23.07 $ 47,980


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

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.



Map of employment of reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks by state, May 2021


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 17,800 1.46 2.03 $ 22.73 $ 47,270
Florida 10,220 1.19 1.66 $ 21.72 $ 45,170
California 10,090 0.61 0.85 $ 22.11 $ 45,980
Illinois 8,110 1.44 2.02 $ 21.91 $ 45,560
North Carolina 5,600 1.27 1.77 $ 23.22 $ 48,300


Map of location quotient of reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks by state, May 2021


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 820 2.77 3.87 $ 21.75 $ 45,240
Hawaii 1,360 2.47 3.45 $ 22.32 $ 46,430
Nevada 1,920 1.49 2.08 $ 19.28 $ 40,110
Texas 17,800 1.46 2.03 $ 22.73 $ 47,270
Illinois 8,110 1.44 2.02 $ 21.91 $ 45,560


Map of annual mean wages of reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks by state, May 2021


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 1,970 0.51 0.72 $ 26.94 $ 56,040
Minnesota 1,950 0.71 0.99 $ 26.53 $ 55,180
Georgia 3,350 0.76 1.07 $ 24.35 $ 50,650
New Mexico 720 0.92 1.29 $ 24.34 $ 50,630
Alabama 370 0.19 0.27 $ 23.79 $ 49,480



Map of employment of reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks by area, May 2021


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 10,520 2.93 4.10 $ 23.54 $ 48,950
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 7,430 1.76 2.45 $ 22.01 $ 45,780
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 5,650 0.65 0.91 $ 23.93 $ 49,770
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 4,990 0.87 1.22 $ 22.65 $ 47,120
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 4,320 1.76 2.46 $ 21.77 $ 45,290
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 4,290 1.48 2.07 $ 22.09 $ 45,950
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 3,560 2.94 4.11 $ 23.88 $ 49,660
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 3,040 2.59 3.62 $ 21.78 $ 45,310
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,910 1.13 1.57 $ 25.14 $ 52,290
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,030 0.69 0.97 $ 22.45 $ 46,690


Map of location quotient of reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks by area, May 2021


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 310 4.86 6.78 $ 21.23 $ 44,150
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 3,560 2.94 4.11 $ 23.88 $ 49,660
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 10,520 2.93 4.10 $ 23.54 $ 48,950
Anchorage, AK 450 2.78 3.88 $ 20.93 $ 43,520
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 3,040 2.59 3.62 $ 21.78 $ 45,310
Salt Lake City, UT 1,690 2.28 3.18 $ 21.59 $ 44,900
Urban Honolulu, HI 830 2.11 2.95 $ 23.07 $ 47,980
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 1,740 1.89 2.64 $ 19.57 $ 40,710
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 4,320 1.76 2.46 $ 21.77 $ 45,290
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 7,430 1.76 2.45 $ 22.01 $ 45,780


Map of annual mean wages of reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks by area, May 2021


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)
Tulsa, OK 100 0.23 0.32 $ 27.92 $ 58,060
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,660 0.91 1.27 $ 26.79 $ 55,720
Columbus, OH 190 0.18 0.26 $ 25.86 $ 53,800
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,910 1.13 1.57 $ 25.14 $ 52,290
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 190 0.85 1.19 $ 24.89 $ 51,760
Albuquerque, NM 610 1.68 2.34 $ 24.88 $ 51,750
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,480 0.56 0.78 $ 24.60 $ 51,170
Kansas City, MO-KS 200 0.20 0.28 $ 24.43 $ 50,810
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 130 0.26 0.37 $ 24.22 $ 50,380
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 5,650 0.65 0.91 $ 23.93 $ 49,770

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 280 2.86 3.99 $ 23.37 $ 48,610
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 210 2.38 3.32 $ 21.00 $ 43,670
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 160 1.41 1.97 $ 19.75 $ 41,070
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 120 0.87 1.21 $ 15.55 $ 32,350
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 100 1.30 1.82 $ 19.19 $ 39,900

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 280 2.86 3.99 $ 23.37 $ 48,610
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 210 2.38 3.32 $ 21.00 $ 43,670
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 160 1.41 1.97 $ 19.75 $ 41,070
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 100 1.30 1.82 $ 19.19 $ 39,900
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 100 1.07 1.50 $ 17.68 $ 36,780

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 280 2.86 3.99 $ 23.37 $ 48,610
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 50 0.31 0.43 $ 22.88 $ 47,590
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 210 2.38 3.32 $ 21.00 $ 43,670
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 160 1.41 1.97 $ 19.75 $ 41,070
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.54 0.76 $ 19.42 $ 40,400


About May 2021 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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022