Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

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.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
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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)
103,840 1.9 % $14.00 $29,110 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.99 $10.12 $13.05 $16.64 $20.88
Annual Wage (2) $16,620 $21,050 $27,150 $34,610 $43,440

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Travel arrangement and reservation services 95,230 $13.82 $28,750 1 17
Activities related to credit intermediation 2,120 $18.60 $38,690 2 4
Management of companies and enterprises 940 $18.27 $38,010 3 6
Scheduled air transportation 700 $17.80 $37,030 4 7
Employment services 620 $14.42 $29,990 5 14

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Couriers 50 $22.45 $46,710 16 1
Freight transportation arrangement 30 $18.69 $38,870 19 2
Nonscheduled air transportation 110 $18.66 $38,810 11 3
Activities related to credit intermediation 2,120 $18.60 $38,690 2 4
Newspaper, book, and directory publishers (6) $18.55 $38,580 (6) 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
North Dakota 790 $13.06 $27,170 0.251% 317
Hawaii 1,210 $11.15 $23,180 0.219% 441
Arizona 3,530 $10.43 $21,690 0.156% 554
Florida 10,040 $13.27 $27,610 0.140% 469
Alaska 370 $12.99 $27,020 0.127% 415

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Nevada 1,110 $29.03 $60,390 0.104% 82
California 14,090 $15.86 $32,990 0.097% 483
Connecticut 1,370 $15.81 $32,890 0.084% 427
New York 7,650 $15.10 $31,400 0.093% 492
Vermont 160 $15.05 $31,310 0.055% 271

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Orlando, FL MSA 2,690 $11.84 $24,630 0.301%
Honolulu, HI MSA 940 $10.68 $22,210 0.234%
Punta Gorda, FL MSA 80 $12.43 $25,860 0.197%
Bergen-Passaic, NJ PMSA 1,180 $15.32 $31,860 0.185%
Fort Lauderdale, FL PMSA 1,290 $14.08 $29,280 0.184%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Stamford-Norwalk, CT PMSA 240 $21.14 $43,970 0.120%
Knoxville, TN MSA (6) $18.71 $38,930 (6)
Nashua, NH PMSA 50 $18.60 $38,680 0.054%
Reno, NV MSA 70 $18.43 $38,340 0.036%
San Jose, CA PMSA 930 $18.07 $37,590 0.106%

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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