Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks

Make and confirm reservations for transportation or lodging, or sell transportation tickets. May check baggage and direct passengers to designated concourse, pier, or track; deliver tickets, contact individuals and groups to inform them of package tours; or provide tourists with travel or transportation information. Excludes "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
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)
121,250 3.5 % $15.69 $32,640 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.58 $11.28 $15.26 $20.11 $22.35
Annual Wage (2) $19,940 $23,470 $31,740 $41,820 $46,480


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)
Scheduled Air Transportation 75,710 18.46 $16.83 $35,010
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 16,270 8.73 $13.78 $28,670
Traveler Accommodation 8,420 0.50 $13.96 $29,030
Support Activities for Air Transportation 4,410 2.85 $12.39 $25,780
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation 2,760 15.57 $12.03 $25,010

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scheduled Air Transportation 75,710 18.46 $16.83 $35,010
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation 2,760 15.57 $12.03 $25,010
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 16,270 8.73 $13.78 $28,670
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other 160 8.38 $14.95 $31,090
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 580 4.42 $14.02 $29,160

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rail Transportation 1,130 0.50 $20.49 $42,630
Freight Transportation Arrangement (8) (8) $20.30 $42,220
Office Administrative Services (8) (8) $16.92 $35,180
Scheduled Air Transportation 75,710 18.46 $16.83 $35,010
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 120 0.03 $16.28 $33,860


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)
Florida 12,050 1.70 1.78 $15.70 $32,670
California 11,200 0.80 0.84 $16.39 $34,080
Texas 10,940 1.08 1.14 $16.32 $33,950
New York 8,200 0.98 1.03 $16.40 $34,120
Utah 5,090 4.43 4.64 $13.12 $27,280




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 3,230 5.66 5.93 $15.72 $32,700
Utah 5,090 4.43 4.64 $13.12 $27,280
Nevada 3,500 3.14 3.29 $15.54 $32,320
Alaska 890 2.88 3.02 $15.14 $31,490
Arizona 4,310 1.82 1.91 $15.77 $32,800




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 400 0.63 0.66 $18.16 $37,780
Michigan 2,850 0.76 0.80 $17.97 $37,380
Illinois 4,420 0.80 0.84 $17.19 $35,750
Kentucky 1,970 1.15 1.20 $17.01 $35,390
Oregon 1,090 0.70 0.73 $16.83 $35,010

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 6,540 1.31 1.38 $16.18 $33,660
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,100 1.34 1.40 $16.61 $34,550
Salt Lake City, UT 4,970 8.39 8.80 $13.12 $27,280
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 4,340 5.23 5.48 $18.96 $39,440
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 3,840 1.08 1.14 $17.75 $36,910
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 3,640 3.80 3.98 $16.47 $34,260
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,580 2.13 2.24 $16.74 $34,820
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,390 2.01 2.11 $15.08 $31,380
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,180 1.39 1.46 $15.10 $31,410
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 3,020 3.74 3.92 $15.67 $32,600




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)
Salt Lake City, UT 4,970 8.39 8.80 $13.12 $27,280
Honolulu, HI 2,260 5.37 5.63 $15.96 $33,200
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 4,340 5.23 5.48 $18.96 $39,440
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 3,640 3.80 3.98 $16.47 $34,260
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 3,020 3.74 3.92 $15.67 $32,600
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 2,190 3.27 3.42 $18.98 $39,480
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 2,770 2.89 3.03 $14.05 $29,210
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 2,390 2.81 2.94 $17.98 $37,390
Grand Junction, CO 140 2.37 2.49 $12.43 $25,850
Tucson, AZ 800 2.30 2.42 $19.08 $39,690




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)
Tucson, AZ 800 2.30 2.42 $19.08 $39,690
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 2,190 3.27 3.42 $18.98 $39,480
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 4,340 5.23 5.48 $18.96 $39,440
Raleigh-Cary, NC 1,110 2.27 2.38 $18.28 $38,020
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 250 0.61 0.64 $18.27 $38,010
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 2,390 2.81 2.94 $17.98 $37,390
Greensboro-High Point, NC 290 0.85 0.89 $17.97 $37,390
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $17.97 $37,370
Oklahoma City, OK 490 0.88 0.93 $17.95 $37,340
Manchester, NH 150 1.49 1.56 $17.81 $37,050

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 980 6.46 6.77 $15.17 $31,550
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 330 4.77 5.00 $16.55 $34,410
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 170 4.82 5.06 $15.14 $31,480
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 170 2.25 2.36 $12.72 $26,450
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 160 1.38 1.45 $10.70 $22,260

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)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 980 6.46 6.77 $15.17 $31,550
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 170 4.82 5.06 $15.14 $31,480
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 330 4.77 5.00 $16.55 $34,410
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 170 2.25 2.36 $12.72 $26,450
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 140 1.94 2.03 $12.46 $25,910

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)
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 330 4.77 5.00 $16.55 $34,410
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 100 0.92 0.96 $16.13 $33,550
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.84 $32,940
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 980 6.46 6.77 $15.17 $31,550
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 170 4.82 5.06 $15.14 $31,480


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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