Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

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)
142,500 3.3 % $15.58 $32,400 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.44 $11.21 $15.03 $19.85 $22.79
Annual Wage (2) $19,640 $23,320 $31,250 $41,300 $47,410


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 90,510 $16.69 $34,720
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 18,720 $13.57 $28,230
Traveler Accommodation 9,160 $13.65 $28,400
Support Activities for Air Transportation 5,470 $12.52 $26,050
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation 3,020 $12.42 $25,840

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Freight Transportation Arrangement 240 $20.35 $42,320
Rail Transportation 1,080 $20.13 $41,860
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 210 $20.06 $41,720
Charter Bus Industry 390 $16.86 $35,060
Scheduled Air Transportation 90,510 $16.69 $34,720


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 Employment per thousand workers
Hawaii 4,410 $14.36 $29,870 7.506
Utah 5,030 $12.80 $26,630 4.245
Alaska 1,040 $15.39 $32,000 3.362
Nevada 3,920 $14.22 $29,580 3.321
Florida 16,500 $15.74 $32,750 2.243

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Illinois 5,430 $18.58 $38,640 0.952
Connecticut 1,020 $17.73 $36,880 0.618
New Mexico 970 $17.48 $36,350 1.210
Michigan 2,960 $17.26 $35,900 0.761
District of Columbia 380 $17.09 $35,550 0.594


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 Employment per thousand workers
Salt Lake City, UT 4,950 $12.80 $26,630 8.120
Honolulu, HI 3,430 $14.18 $29,490 7.966
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 4,710 $19.40 $40,350 5.496
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 5,260 $16.96 $35,270 5.359
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 4,480 $14.25 $29,640 4.525

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division (8) $20.25 $42,130 (8)
Springfield, MA-CT 780 $19.44 $40,440 2.701
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 4,710 $19.40 $40,350 5.496
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 4,930 $19.12 $39,770 1.344
Greensboro-High Point, NC 320 $18.87 $39,260 0.925


About May 2009 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 XLS files.

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 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010

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