Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2006

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.

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)
157,650 1.8 % $14.48 $30,120 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.49 $10.40 $13.72 $18.53 $21.83
Annual Wage (2) $17,670 $21,640 $28,540 $38,540 $45,400

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 Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Scheduled Air Transportation 96,360 $15.89 $33,060
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 26,220 $12.10 $25,170
Traveler Accommodation 12,370 $12.15 $25,260
Support Activities for Air Transportation 4,840 $12.01 $24,970
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 1,750 $14.62 $30,400

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Local Government (OES designation) 340 $16.98 $35,320
Rail Transportation 400 $16.00 $33,280
Scheduled Air Transportation 96,360 $15.89 $33,060
Lessors of Real Estate (8) $15.85 $32,960
Inland Water Transportation 90 $15.85 $32,960

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Hawaii 5,480 $15.24 $31,700 0.915%
Utah 5,950 $12.54 $26,080 0.517%
Alaska 1,230 $16.32 $33,940 0.405%
Nevada 4,290 $13.63 $28,360 0.341%
Arizona 6,620 $12.15 $25,260 0.257%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Massachusetts 2,470 $16.83 $35,000 0.078%
Alaska 1,230 $16.32 $33,940 0.405%
Texas 19,320 $15.79 $32,850 0.198%
Idaho 460 $15.53 $32,310 0.074%
Illinois 5,230 $15.53 $32,290 0.090%

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

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

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Salt Lake City, UT 5,760 $12.59 $26,190 0.972%
Honolulu, HI 4,050 $15.52 $32,290 0.947%
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 4,270 $13.34 $27,750 0.419%
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 3,580 $13.99 $29,100 0.395%
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 3,990 $15.07 $31,350 0.392%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Syracuse, NY 220 $17.64 $36,690 0.071%
Billings, MT (8) $17.53 $36,470 (8)
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,120 $17.52 $36,440 0.128%
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 120 $17.17 $35,720 0.073%
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 620 $16.90 $35,150 0.111%

About May 2006 National, State, Metropolitan, and nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan 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.

(8) Estimate not released.

Other OES estimates and related information:

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May 2006 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

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Last Modified Date: December 6, 2007

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