Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
146,350 2.9 % $18.29 $38,050 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.31 $12.42 $16.94 $24.75 $28.49
Annual Wage (2) $21,440 $25,840 $35,230 $51,490 $59,270


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 80,750 19.18 $20.34 $42,310
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 27,380 12.79 $15.39 $32,010
Support Activities for Air Transportation 9,610 4.88 $15.53 $32,310
Traveler Accommodation 9,070 0.47 $16.59 $34,510
Rail Transportation 2,170 0.98 $23.19 $48,230

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 80,750 19.18 $20.34 $42,310
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 27,380 12.79 $15.39 $32,010
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other 320 10.49 $16.83 $35,000
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation 1,490 8.96 $13.48 $28,050
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 760 5.38 $12.40 $25,790

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rail Transportation 2,170 0.98 $23.19 $48,230
Freight Transportation Arrangement 140 0.07 $21.85 $45,460
State Government (OES Designation) 370 0.02 $21.16 $44,020
Scheduled Air Transportation 80,750 19.18 $20.34 $42,310
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 540 1.27 $19.19 $39,920


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 17,240 2.10 2.01 $16.91 $35,170
California 16,340 1.02 0.98 $19.03 $39,580
Texas 14,910 1.27 1.22 $19.81 $41,200
New York 11,400 1.25 1.20 $17.29 $35,970
Utah 6,500 4.73 4.53 $15.75 $32,760




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)
Utah 6,500 4.73 4.53 $15.75 $32,760
Hawaii 2,760 4.37 4.19 $16.99 $35,340
Nevada 4,340 3.41 3.27 $16.17 $33,640
Arizona 5,890 2.22 2.13 $18.22 $37,900
Florida 17,240 2.10 2.01 $16.91 $35,170




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 320 0.45 0.44 $23.99 $49,900
New Jersey 3,250 0.82 0.79 $21.79 $45,330
Minnesota 5,530 1.97 1.89 $21.66 $45,060
Illinois 5,500 0.93 0.89 $20.89 $43,460
Michigan 3,280 0.78 0.75 $20.16 $41,940





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 10,460 1.59 1.52 $17.20 $35,780
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 7,160 1.70 1.63 $19.76 $41,110
Salt Lake City, UT 6,150 9.05 8.68 $15.73 $32,720
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 5,980 6.09 5.85 $21.03 $43,740
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 5,760 4.93 4.73 $16.35 $34,010
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 5,000 1.37 1.32 $21.00 $43,680
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 4,910 2.57 2.47 $21.70 $45,140
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 4,820 2.49 2.39 $18.34 $38,150
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 4,070 3.62 3.47 $15.53 $32,300
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 3,750 4.01 3.85 $16.53 $34,390




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)
Salt Lake City, UT 6,150 9.05 8.68 $15.73 $32,720
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 470 6.50 6.23 $20.31 $42,240
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 5,980 6.09 5.85 $21.03 $43,740
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 5,760 4.93 4.73 $16.35 $34,010
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 3,750 4.01 3.85 $16.53 $34,390
Urban Honolulu, HI 1,780 3.86 3.70 $16.18 $33,660
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 4,070 3.62 3.47 $15.53 $32,300
Bend-Redmond, OR 260 3.47 3.33 $11.85 $24,650
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 2,950 2.76 2.65 $18.81 $39,120
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 4,910 2.57 2.47 $21.70 $45,140




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 2,250 1.94 1.86 $23.43 $48,730
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 170 0.76 0.73 $22.18 $46,130
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 4,910 2.57 2.47 $21.70 $45,140
Tulsa, OK 120 0.29 0.27 $21.45 $44,610
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 5,980 6.09 5.85 $21.03 $43,740
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 5,000 1.37 1.32 $21.00 $43,680
El Paso, TX 180 0.62 0.59 $20.64 $42,940
Manchester, NH 100 0.94 0.90 $20.48 $42,610
Albuquerque, NM 680 1.78 1.71 $20.49 $42,610
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,730 0.93 0.89 $20.42 $42,470

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 510 5.22 5.00 $16.74 $34,810
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 260 3.55 3.41 $19.05 $39,620
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 230 2.03 1.95 $14.68 $30,540
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 220 2.91 2.79 $14.16 $29,440
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 170 1.80 1.72 $14.59 $30,340

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 510 5.22 5.00 $16.74 $34,810
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 160 4.56 4.37 $17.73 $36,880
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 260 3.55 3.41 $19.05 $39,620
Wasatch Back nonmetropolitan area 100 3.14 3.02 $14.13 $29,390
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 220 2.91 2.79 $14.16 $29,440

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 260 3.55 3.41 $19.05 $39,620
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 160 4.56 4.37 $17.73 $36,880
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.36 0.35 $17.29 $35,960
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 510 5.22 5.00 $16.74 $34,810
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.05 $33,390


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017