Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks

Make and confirm reservations and sell tickets to passengers and for large hotel or motel chains. May check baggage and direct passengers to designated concourse, pier, or track; make reservations, deliver tickets, arrange for visas, contact individuals and groups to inform them of package tours, or provide tourists with travel information, such as points of interest, restaurants, rates, and emergency service. Exclude "Travel Agents" (41-3041), "Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks" (43-4081), and "Cashiers" (41-2011) who sell tickets for local transportation.

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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)
165,990 1.9 % $14.00 $29,130 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.30 $9.94 $12.60 $18.47 $21.47
Annual Wage (2) $17,270 $20,680 $26,220 $38,420 $44,660

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
Scheduled air transportation 99,910 $15.13 $31,470 1 6
Travel arrangement and reservation services 20,180 $12.20 $25,370 2 15
Traveler accommodation 12,450 $11.15 $23,200 3 25
Support activities for air transportation 4,900 $10.97 $22,820 4 27
Federal government (OES designation) 2,830 $17.13 $35,630 5 3

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Rail transportation 950 $18.71 $38,920 12 1
Scientific research and development services 80 $17.44 $36,280 33 2
Federal government (OES designation) 2,830 $17.13 $35,630 5 3
Freight transportation arrangement 180 $16.65 $34,630 25 4
Management and technical consulting services 60 $15.47 $32,170 35 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
Hawaii 3,810 $15.42 $32,060 0.689% 321
Nevada 4,440 $11.85 $24,660 0.417% 501
Alaska 1,170 $14.24 $29,620 0.400% 381
Texas 21,700 $14.76 $30,700 0.236% 400
Florida 15,860 $12.74 $26,490 0.221% 501

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
New York 10,600 $17.33 $36,040 0.128% 417
Massachusetts 3,710 $16.03 $33,330 0.117% 453
Illinois 7,780 $15.55 $32,350 0.135% 445
Georgia 5,440 $15.54 $32,330 0.144% 364
Hawaii 3,810 $15.42 $32,060 0.689% 321

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
Honolulu, HI MSA 2,840 $15.79 $32,840 0.708%
Miami, FL PMSA 4,780 $12.12 $25,200 0.483%
Las Vegas, NV-AZ MSA 3,670 $12.22 $25,430 0.458%
Casper, WY MSA 130 $9.81 $20,400 0.397%
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN PMSA 3,090 $15.02 $31,250 0.361%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
New York, NY PMSA 8,430 $18.11 $37,660 0.212%
Birmingham, AL MSA (6) $17.00 $35,360 (6)
Fort Walton Beach, FL MSA 110 $16.51 $34,330 0.137%
Missoula, MT MSA 50 $16.26 $33,810 0.095%
Boston, MA-NH PMSA 3,430 $16.20 $33,690 0.179%

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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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