Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 2004

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
Metropolitan area 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)
88,480 2.3 % $14.43 $30,010 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.53 $10.58 $13.48 $16.97 $21.24
Annual Wage (2) $17,750 $22,000 $28,030 $35,300 $44,170

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Travel arrangement and reservation services 82,460 $14.39 $29,920
Sea, coastal, and Great Lakes transportation 840 $12.82 $26,670
Management of companies and enterprises 710 $16.40 $34,100
Employment services 610 $14.67 $30,510
Management and technical consulting services 440 $14.21 $29,560

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Nonscheduled air transportation 90 $21.15 $43,980
Scheduled air transportation 340 $18.99 $39,500
Scientific research and development services 40 $18.68 $38,850
Newspaper, book, and directory publishers 190 $16.92 $35,200
Depository credit intermediation (7) $16.47 $34,270

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
North Dakota 670 $11.89 $24,740 0.207%
Hawaii 930 $11.61 $24,150 0.162%
Arizona 3,000 $11.24 $23,380 0.127%
Alaska 360 $14.20 $29,540 0.122%
Washington 3,090 $15.73 $32,720 0.118%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Vermont 150 $18.72 $38,940 0.051%
Nevada 990 $17.86 $37,150 0.086%
Massachusetts 2,800 $17.46 $36,330 0.089%
Nebraska 560 $17.10 $35,560 0.063%
Connecticut 1,340 $16.83 $35,020 0.082%

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
Stamford-Norwalk, CT PMSA 470 $17.65 $36,700 0.236%
Reading, PA MSA 310 $14.89 $30,980 0.189%
Fort Lauderdale, FL PMSA 1,320 $13.46 $28,010 0.186%
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA PMSA 2,430 $16.58 $34,490 0.185%
Honolulu, HI MSA 760 $11.47 $23,850 0.181%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Nashua, NH PMSA 60 $20.59 $42,830 0.060%
Detroit, MI PMSA 1,000 $18.73 $38,970 0.050%
New Haven-Meriden, CT PMSA 150 $18.69 $38,880 0.059%
Omaha, NE-IA MSA 430 $18.58 $38,650 0.104%
Reno, NV MSA 60 $18.57 $38,620 0.029%

About November 2004 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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.

(7) Estimate not released.

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Last Modified Date: November 9, 2005

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