Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
126,790 4.6 % $16.19 $33,670 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.73 $11.48 $16.01 $20.77 $22.71
Annual Wage (2) $20,230 $23,880 $33,300 $43,200 $47,240


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 83,050 20.26 $17.17 $35,700
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 15,610 8.27 $14.93 $31,050
Traveler Accommodation 8,410 0.49 $14.17 $29,480
Support Activities for Air Transportation 4,680 2.87 $13.30 $27,670
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation 1,660 9.52 $11.13 $23,150

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 83,050 20.26 $17.17 $35,700
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation 1,660 9.52 $11.13 $23,150
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 15,610 8.27 $14.93 $31,050
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other 160 8.07 $14.69 $30,570
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 580 4.36 $14.80 $30,780

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rail Transportation 830 0.37 $23.06 $47,960
Office Administrative Services (8) (8) $18.01 $37,460
Scheduled Air Transportation 83,050 20.26 $17.17 $35,700
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations (8) (8) $16.90 $35,160
Management of Companies and Enterprises 780 0.04 $16.42 $34,160


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)
Texas 15,720 1.53 1.54 $16.97 $35,300
Florida 13,070 1.83 1.85 $15.15 $31,520
California 11,940 0.85 0.86 $16.70 $34,740
New York 9,060 1.08 1.09 $16.78 $34,900
Illinois 5,290 0.95 0.96 $18.35 $38,160




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 2,920 5.06 5.12 $15.57 $32,380
Utah 3,730 3.20 3.24 $15.71 $32,670
Nevada 3,340 3.00 3.04 $16.13 $33,550
Alaska 880 2.79 2.83 $14.66 $30,500
Florida 13,070 1.83 1.85 $15.15 $31,520




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oklahoma 1,070 0.71 0.72 $19.91 $41,420
District of Columbia 490 0.76 0.77 $18.62 $38,720
Michigan 2,780 0.73 0.73 $18.42 $38,310
Illinois 5,290 0.95 0.96 $18.35 $38,160
Minnesota 3,420 1.32 1.33 $17.49 $36,370





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 7,500 1.48 1.50 $16.62 $34,580
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,260 1.38 1.39 $16.86 $35,060
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 5,100 5.22 5.28 $15.15 $31,510
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,670 1.30 1.32 $18.45 $38,370
Salt Lake City, UT 3,660 6.07 6.14 $15.74 $32,740
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,450 1.49 1.51 $15.25 $31,710
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 3,280 3.37 3.41 $13.94 $28,990
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,060 1.20 1.21 $15.37 $31,980
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,960 1.73 1.75 $17.59 $36,590
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 2,850 3.53 3.57 $16.30 $33,910




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)
Winston-Salem, NC 1,410 7.08 7.17 $17.68 $36,780
Salt Lake City, UT 3,660 6.07 6.14 $15.74 $32,740
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 5,100 5.22 5.28 $15.15 $31,510
Honolulu, HI 1,850 4.35 4.40 $15.61 $32,480
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 2,850 3.53 3.57 $16.30 $33,910
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 3,280 3.37 3.41 $13.94 $28,990
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 2,150 3.18 3.21 $19.14 $39,810
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC 310 2.86 2.90 $10.49 $21,830
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 1,200 2.68 2.72 $13.05 $27,140
Reno-Sparks, NV 450 2.36 2.39 $15.58 $32,420




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)
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 90 0.27 0.27 $20.03 $41,660
Oklahoma City, OK 930 1.64 1.66 $20.02 $41,630
Huntsville, AL 50 0.26 0.26 $20.00 $41,600
Tulsa, OK 130 0.31 0.31 $19.51 $40,580
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 290 0.71 0.72 $19.30 $40,140
Amarillo, TX 40 0.40 0.41 $19.25 $40,040
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 2,150 3.18 3.21 $19.14 $39,810
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN (8) (8) (8) $18.75 $39,000
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,670 1.30 1.32 $18.45 $38,370
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 450 0.47 0.48 $18.28 $38,020

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 1,070 7.04 7.13 $15.48 $32,210
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 260 3.66 3.70 $14.99 $31,190
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 230 3.24 3.28 $10.52 $21,880
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 190 2.67 2.70 $13.06 $27,160
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 180 5.09 5.15 $14.41 $29,970

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 1,070 7.04 7.13 $15.48 $32,210
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 180 5.09 5.15 $14.41 $29,970
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 260 3.66 3.70 $14.99 $31,190
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 230 3.24 3.28 $10.52 $21,880
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 190 2.67 2.70 $13.06 $27,160

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)
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 140 1.29 1.30 $16.14 $33,570
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 1,070 7.04 7.13 $15.48 $32,210
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.47 $32,170
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 80 0.79 0.80 $15.29 $31,800
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.34 0.34 $15.03 $31,260


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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