Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
66,560 1.8 % $18.63 $38,750 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.64 $12.86 $17.15 $22.75 $28.94
Annual Wage (2) $20,050 $26,760 $35,660 $47,320 $60,200


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 61,590 30.95 $18.60 $38,680
Management of Companies and Enterprises 730 0.03 $18.86 $39,230
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 400 0.02 $22.48 $46,760
Employment Services 290 0.01 $20.87 $43,420
Scheduled Air Transportation 210 0.05 $19.29 $40,120

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 61,590 30.95 $18.60 $38,680
Charter Bus Industry 60 0.21 $16.98 $35,310
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 50 0.12 $16.33 $33,960
Scheduled Air Transportation 210 0.05 $19.29 $40,120
Management of Companies and Enterprises 730 0.03 $18.86 $39,230

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Support Services 40 0.01 $25.18 $52,370
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation (8) (8) $24.21 $50,360
Depository Credit Intermediation (8) (8) $22.84 $47,500
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 400 0.02 $22.48 $46,760
Employment Services 290 0.01 $20.87 $43,420


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 8,690 0.56 1.16 $18.54 $38,560
Florida 6,420 0.81 1.68 $16.53 $34,390
New York 6,310 0.70 1.45 $18.42 $38,320
Illinois 5,000 0.85 1.77 $18.53 $38,550
Texas 4,510 0.39 0.81 $21.85 $45,450



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 690 1.11 2.30 $17.62 $36,640
Illinois 5,000 0.85 1.77 $18.53 $38,550
Nevada 1,010 0.82 1.69 $17.45 $36,290
Florida 6,420 0.81 1.68 $16.53 $34,390
New York 6,310 0.70 1.45 $18.42 $38,320



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 2,040 0.55 1.15 $24.26 $50,460
Massachusetts 1,920 0.57 1.17 $22.68 $47,170
New Hampshire 280 0.44 0.92 $22.32 $46,430
Texas 4,510 0.39 0.81 $21.85 $45,450
Delaware 180 0.41 0.84 $20.22 $42,060




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 5,340 0.82 1.71 $19.21 $39,960
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,910 0.95 1.97 $17.86 $37,150
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,590 0.68 1.41 $21.98 $45,710
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,460 0.83 1.72 $23.26 $48,380
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,440 0.59 1.23 $23.24 $48,330
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 1,390 1.27 2.63 $17.64 $36,690
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1,380 1.23 2.55 $15.58 $32,400
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,300 0.85 1.77 $22.67 $47,160
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,270 0.68 1.40 $17.66 $36,730
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 1,220 0.89 1.83 $19.06 $39,650



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)
Saginaw, MI 570 6.78 14.05 $17.71 $36,830
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 140 1.95 4.04 $17.73 $36,890
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 150 1.53 3.17 $11.59 $24,110
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 1,130 1.45 3.00 $16.46 $34,240
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 1,390 1.27 2.63 $17.64 $36,690
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1,380 1.23 2.55 $15.58 $32,400
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 670 1.17 2.43 $17.83 $37,090
Reading, PA 200 1.17 2.42 (8) (8)
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 470 1.11 2.31 $18.39 $38,260
Urban Honolulu, HI 490 1.09 2.26 $17.59 $36,580