Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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. May also describe, plan, and arrange itineraries and sell tour packages. May assist in resolving clients' travel problems.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic 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)
70,930 2.3 % $16.32 $33,950 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.43 $11.94 $15.32 $19.49 $24.34
Annual Wage (2) $19,610 $24,840 $31,870 $40,550 $50,620


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 (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 65,720 35.24 $16.22 $33,730
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,250 0.07 $21.40 $44,520
Insurance Carriers 590 0.05 $17.00 $35,370
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 340 0.03 $17.56 $36,530
Scheduled Air Transportation 310 0.08 $17.00 $35,350

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 65,720 35.24 $16.22 $33,730
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 60 0.45 $19.46 $40,480
Charter Bus Industry 110 0.34 $16.25 $33,800
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 100 0.29 $15.04 $31,290
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 30 0.29 $22.82 $47,470

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 70 0.16 $23.88 $49,670
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations (8) (8) $23.25 $48,350
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 30 0.29 $22.82 $47,470
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,250 0.07 $21.40 $44,520
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 60 0.45 $19.46 $40,480


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 8,920 0.64 1.14 $18.09 $37,630
Florida 7,380 1.04 1.86 $14.14 $29,400
New York 6,270 0.75 1.35 $17.04 $35,450
Texas 5,260 0.52 0.93 $16.21 $33,720
Illinois 4,450 0.81 1.44 $17.02 $35,400




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 840 1.46 2.62 $16.46 $34,230
North Dakota 420 1.18 2.12 $12.11 $25,190
Florida 7,380 1.04 1.86 $14.14 $29,400
Nevada 1,050 0.94 1.68 $16.02 $33,320
Arizona 2,030 0.86 1.53 $13.43 $27,930




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alabama 290 0.16 0.29 $19.24 $40,020
Washington 1,480 0.55 0.98 $18.90 $39,310
District of Columbia 450 0.71 1.27 $18.90 $39,310
Virginia 1,770 0.50 0.90 $18.85 $39,200
New Hampshire 320 0.53 0.95 $18.83 $39,170

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,170 1.04 1.86 $17.59 $36,580
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 3,850 1.09 1.95 $17.27 $35,920
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,800 1.00 1.78 $15.95 $33,180
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,990 0.80 1.43 $15.76 $32,790
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,900 1.15 2.06 $17.04 $35,450
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,860 1.11 1.98 $13.28 $27,620
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 1,810 1.88 3.38 $12.96 $26,960
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 1,740 1.81 3.25 $14.50 $30,160
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,660 0.83 1.49 $17.45 $36,290
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,500 0.66 1.18 $19.99 $41,580




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Palm Coast, FL 30 1.89 3.38 $13.17 $27,400
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 1,810 1.88 3.38 $12.96 $26,960
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 1,740 1.81 3.25 $14.50 $30,160
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 120 1.61 2.89 $14.45 $30,060
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 1,100 1.60 2.87 $15.72 $32,700
Panama City-Lynn Haven, FL 90 1.39 2.48 $13.78 $28,670
Honolulu, HI 580 1.38 2.47 $13.99 $29,100
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 1,000 1.24 2.21 $16.02 $33,320
Spokane, WA 240 1.21 2.17 $17.00 $35,350
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 470 1.17 2.09 $15.27 $31,760




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 90 0.18 0.33 $24.88 $51,740
Peabody, MA NECTA Division 60 0.58 1.04 $24.83 $51,640
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 50 0.29 0.53 $23.30 $48,460
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,310 0.95 1.71 $22.16 $46,090
Ocean City, NJ 40 1.11 2.00 $22.06 $45,890
Asheville, NC 50 0.29 0.51 $21.38 $44,480
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 150 0.68 1.23 $21.21 $44,120
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 120 0.76 1.36 $21.07 $43,830
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 120 0.21 0.38 $20.53 $42,710
Barnstable Town, MA 30 0.36 0.65 $20.52 $42,680

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 260 1.69 3.03 $22.04 $45,840
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 170 3.11 5.57 $10.71 $22,270
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 120 1.62 2.90 $14.67 $30,520
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 90 0.65 1.17 $17.33 $36,040
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 80 0.38 0.68 $14.48 $30,130

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 170 3.11 5.57 $10.71 $22,270
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 260 1.69 3.03 $22.04 $45,840
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 120 1.62 2.90 $14.67 $30,520
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 70 0.97 1.73 $17.07 $35,510
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 50 0.89 1.60 $19.60 $40,770

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.39 0.69 $26.02 $54,120
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 260 1.69 3.03 $22.04 $45,840
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.50 0.90 $20.86 $43,390
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.57 1.01 $20.46 $42,570
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.85 $41,300


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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