Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
64,750 2.0 % $18.14 $37,730 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.46 $12.67 $16.73 $22.06 $28.40
Annual Wage (2) $19,680 $26,360 $34,800 $45,880 $59,070


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 60,620 31.03 $18.12 $37,690
Management of Companies and Enterprises 650 0.03 $19.29 $40,120
Traveler Accommodation 520 0.03 $15.96 $33,200
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 410 0.02 $21.73 $45,200
Employment Services 370 0.01 $17.56 $36,520

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 60,620 31.03 $18.12 $37,690
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 160 0.40 $15.20 $31,610
Charter Bus Industry 120 0.38 $17.39 $36,170
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 90 0.23 $16.89 $35,140
Scheduled Air Transportation 240 0.06 $20.59 $42,830

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 410 0.02 $21.73 $45,200
Office Administrative Services 160 0.04 $21.32 $44,340
Scheduled Air Transportation 240 0.06 $20.59 $42,830
Management of Companies and Enterprises 650 0.03 $19.29 $40,120
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 320 0.03 $18.61 $38,710


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 8,770 0.58 1.21 $18.87 $39,260
Florida 7,020 0.92 1.91 $17.06 $35,490
New York 4,970 0.56 1.18 $17.94 $37,320
Texas 4,570 0.41 0.85 $20.43 $42,490
Illinois 4,300 0.75 1.56 $16.00 $33,270



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 970 1.59 3.32 $16.42 $34,150
Florida 7,020 0.92 1.91 $17.06 $35,490
Nevada 890 0.75 1.56 $14.79 $30,760
Illinois 4,300 0.75 1.56 $16.00 $33,270
District of Columbia 510 0.75 1.56 $19.16 $39,850



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 2,020 0.61 1.27 $23.42 $48,710
New Hampshire 330 0.52 1.09 $22.37 $46,530
Virginia 1,730 0.47 0.99 $22.32 $46,420
Texas 4,570 0.41 0.85 $20.43 $42,490
Delaware 180 0.42 0.87 $20.20 $42,020




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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,640 0.86 1.80 $19.07 $39,670
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,830 0.94 1.97 $17.44 $36,280
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,610 0.96 2.01 $16.21 $33,720
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1,870 1.73 3.62 $16.81 $34,970
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,570 0.70 1.47 $21.41 $44,540
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,530 0.85 1.78 $24.56 $51,090
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,490 0.63 1.31 $22.31 $46,400
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,410 0.50 1.04 $21.68 $45,100
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,270 0.86 1.79 $23.68 $49,240
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 1,230 1.63 3.40 $16.81 $34,960



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)
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1,870 1.73 3.62 $16.81 $34,970
Honolulu, HI 740 1.64 3.43 $16.05 $33,380
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach, FL 120 1.63 3.41 $14.85 $30,880
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 1,230 1.63 3.40 $16.81 $34,960
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 530 1.26 2.64 $18.67 $38,830
Reading, PA 210 1.24 2.58 $19.53 $40,630
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 640 1.17 2.45 $15.81 $32,890
Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division 70 1.14 2.37 $16.44 $34,190
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 1,160 1.11 2.31 $18.26 $37,970
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 840 0.96 2.01 $14.37 $29,900



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)
Boulder, CO 120 0.71 1.49 $29.64 $61,640
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 70 0.41 0.86 $29.37 $61,080
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 90 0.71 1.48 $24.64 $51,250
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,530 0.85 1.78 $24.56 $51,090
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,270 0.86 1.79 $23.68 $49,240
Reno-Sparks, NV 40 0.21 0.43 $23.31 $48,490
Missoula, MT 40 0.64 1.33 $23.20 $48,250
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 50 0.25 0.51 $23.17 $48,180
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,490 0.63 1.31 $22.31 $46,400
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 80 0.28 0.59 $22.25 $46,290

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 / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 240 1.44 3.00 $17.57 $36,540
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 200 2.78 5.81 $17.17 $35,710
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 120 0.86 1.80 $14.60 $30,360
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 100 1.30 2.72 $17.80 $37,020
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area 80 1.16 2.43 $15.07 $31,350

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)
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 200 2.78 5.81 $17.17 $35,710
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 240 1.44 3.00 $17.57 $36,540
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 100 1.30 2.72 $17.80 $37,020
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area 80 1.16 2.43 $15.07 $31,350
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 60 1.03 2.15 $21.90 $45,540

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)
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 0.54 1.13 $28.05 $58,340
Southwestern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $22.67 $47,160
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 60 0.53 1.11 $22.07 $45,910
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 60 1.03 2.15 $21.90 $45,540
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 0.71 $20.18 $41,980


About May 2014 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 mean 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015