Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
67,490 1.9 % $17.18 $35,740 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.43 $12.39 $16.31 $20.90 $26.27
Annual Wage (2) $19,620 $25,760 $33,930 $43,480 $54,640


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 63,500 33.65 $17.06 $35,490
Management of Companies and Enterprises 920 0.05 $22.74 $47,300
Insurance Carriers 510 0.04 $20.27 $42,160
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 360 0.03 $17.51 $36,430
Scheduled Air Transportation 210 0.05 $18.18 $37,810

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 63,500 33.65 $17.06 $35,490
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 40 0.38 $22.39 $46,570
Charter Bus Industry 120 0.37 $15.33 $31,880
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 120 0.32 $25.15 $52,310
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 110 0.26 $25.95 $53,990

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 110 0.26 $25.95 $53,990
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 120 0.32 $25.15 $52,310
Management of Companies and Enterprises 920 0.05 $22.74 $47,300
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 40 0.38 $22.39 $46,570
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations (8) (8) $21.97 $45,700


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 8,870 0.63 1.20 $18.69 $38,880
Florida 6,860 0.96 1.82 $15.26 $31,740
New York 5,910 0.70 1.33 $18.38 $38,240
Texas 4,660 0.45 0.86 $17.58 $36,570
Illinois 4,560 0.82 1.56 $18.11 $37,660




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 760 1.31 2.50 $16.31 $33,920
Nevada 1,170 1.05 1.99 $16.78 $34,890
Florida 6,860 0.96 1.82 $15.26 $31,740
North Dakota 300 0.82 1.55 $13.62 $28,340
Illinois 4,560 0.82 1.56 $18.11 $37,660




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 1,050 0.42 0.81 $20.80 $43,270
Massachusetts 1,940 0.62 1.17 $19.86 $41,320
New Hampshire 370 0.60 1.15 $19.31 $40,160
Wyoming 110 0.41 0.78 $18.88 $39,270
Alabama 440 0.24 0.46 $18.88 $39,260





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 4,910 0.97 1.85 $18.95 $39,410
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,880 1.08 2.06 $18.52 $38,520
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,590 0.94 1.79 $16.87 $35,090
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 1,720 1.76 3.34 $17.69 $36,800
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1,560 1.60 3.04 $13.06 $27,160
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,540 0.75 1.43 $18.68 $38,850
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,530 0.90 1.71 $14.21 $29,570
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,500 0.59 1.12 $17.96 $37,350
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,420 0.62 1.17 $20.41 $42,450
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,330 0.80 1.51 $20.24 $42,100




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)
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 1,720 1.76 3.34 $17.69 $36,800
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 120 1.67 3.18 $13.53 $28,140
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1,560 1.60 3.04 $13.06 $27,160
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 1,040 1.50 2.85 $16.03 $33,350
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 1,130 1.40 2.67 $16.79 $34,930
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 510 1.25 2.38 $17.07 $35,510
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 440 1.20 2.28 $17.67 $36,750
Anchorage, AK 200 1.19 2.26 $17.13 $35,640
Honolulu, HI 500 1.18 2.24 $13.64 $28,370
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 570 1.15 2.18 $15.49 $32,210




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)
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 50 0.32 0.61 $25.29 $52,610
Peabody, MA NECTA Division 50 0.49 0.93 $23.52 $48,920
Baltimore-Towson, MD 420 0.33 0.63 $23.27 $48,410
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 170 1.07 2.03 $22.74 $47,300
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 540 0.56 1.07 $22.65 $47,110
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 140 0.66 1.25 $22.54 $46,870
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,250 0.90 1.72 $21.99 $45,740
Manchester, NH 100 0.97 1.84 $21.14 $43,970
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 80 0.66 1.25 $21.09 $43,870
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 260 0.30 0.57 $20.49 $42,630

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 3.22 $21.51 $44,750
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 150 2.08 3.95 $16.51 $34,350
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 100 0.74 1.41 $16.59 $34,510
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 100 0.54 1.03 $10.99 $22,860
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 80 0.35 0.67 $14.54 $30,240

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)
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 150 2.08 3.95 $16.51 $34,350
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 260 1.69 3.22 $21.51 $44,750
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 60 0.94 1.79 $20.65 $42,950
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.85 1.62 $21.49 $44,700
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 70 0.76 1.44 $15.56 $32,370

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)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 260 1.69 3.22 $21.51 $44,750
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.85 1.62 $21.49 $44,700
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.45 0.86 $20.95 $43,570
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.80 $43,260
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 60 0.94 1.79 $20.65 $42,950


About May 2011 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 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: March 27, 2012

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