Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
64,250 1.9 % $17.88 $37,200 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.44 $12.59 $16.60 $21.59 $27.84
Annual Wage (2) $19,640 $26,180 $34,530 $44,900 $57,910


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 60,330 31.15 $17.83 $37,090
Management of Companies and Enterprises 630 0.03 $20.07 $41,740
Traveler Accommodation 600 0.03 $15.52 $32,270
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 380 0.03 $17.66 $36,720
Insurance Carriers 320 0.03 $20.09 $41,780

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 60,330 31.15 $17.83 $37,090
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 220 0.56 $26.86 $55,870
Charter Bus Industry 150 0.48 $16.73 $34,800
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 140 0.37 $22.15 $46,070
Scheduled Air Transportation 250 0.06 $18.82 $39,140

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land (8) (8) $27.32 $56,830
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 220 0.56 $26.86 $55,870
Office Administrative Services 30 0.01 $23.04 $47,920
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 140 0.37 $22.15 $46,070
Insurance Carriers 320 0.03 $20.09 $41,780


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 8,350 0.57 1.17 $19.41 $40,370
Florida 6,720 0.90 1.86 $16.39 $34,100
New York 4,840 0.56 1.16 $18.95 $39,420
Texas 4,640 0.43 0.88 $19.51 $40,580
Illinois 4,530 0.79 1.64 $17.55 $36,490




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 1,080 1.79 3.69 $15.75 $32,770
Florida 6,720 0.90 1.86 $16.39 $34,100
Illinois 4,530 0.79 1.64 $17.55 $36,490
District of Columbia 510 0.77 1.59 $18.54 $38,570
Nevada 840 0.73 1.50 (8) (8)




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 1,440 0.40 0.82 $21.87 $45,480
Massachusetts 1,740 0.54 1.10 $20.92 $43,520
Maryland 920 0.36 0.75 $20.17 $41,950
New Hampshire 370 0.60 1.23 $19.54 $40,630
Texas 4,640 0.43 0.88 $19.51 $40,580





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 4,330 0.83 1.71 $19.67 $40,920
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,750 1.01 2.09 $18.03 $37,500
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,560 0.90 1.85 $17.35 $36,080
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,690 0.78 1.62 $20.16 $41,940
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1,660 1.59 3.28 $15.69 $32,640
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,320 0.48 0.99 $21.56 $44,840
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,270 0.99 2.03 $15.08 $31,370
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 1,270 1.24 2.57 $17.62 $36,640
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,260 0.53 1.09 $22.76 $47,350
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,220 0.70 1.44 $21.80 $45,340




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)
Honolulu, HI 860 1.94 4.01 $15.02 $31,250
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1,660 1.59 3.28 $15.69 $32,640
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 110 1.49 3.07 $15.30 $31,820
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 980 1.34 2.77 $16.60 $34,520
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 540 1.28 2.64 $18.44 $38,350
Jacksonville, NC 60 1.26 2.59 $12.55 $26,100
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 660 1.25 2.58 $16.92 $35,180
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 1,270 1.24 2.57 $17.62 $36,640
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 460 1.16 2.39 $19.17 $39,880
Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division 70 1.12 2.31 $16.34 $33,980




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)
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 90 0.57 1.18 $26.95 $56,060
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 130 0.60 1.23 $26.62 $55,370
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,040 0.72 1.48 $24.51 $50,970
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,260 0.53 1.09 $22.76 $47,350
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 110 0.87 1.79 $22.68 $47,160
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 40 0.23 0.47 $22.57 $46,950
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,220 0.70 1.44 $21.80 $45,340
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 40 0.15 0.31 $21.71 $45,150
Raleigh-Cary, NC 250 0.47 0.97 $21.64 $45,000
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 430 0.43 0.88 $21.56 $44,850

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 220 1.37 2.83 $18.59 $38,670
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 190 1.41 2.91 $15.35 $31,930
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 150 2.12 4.37 $19.29 $40,120
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 100 1.27 2.62 $19.26 $40,050
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 80 0.57 1.18 $17.45 $36,290

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 2.12 4.37 $19.29 $40,120
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area 80 1.48 3.04 $15.81 $32,890
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 190 1.41 2.91 $15.35 $31,930
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 220 1.37 2.83 $18.59 $38,670
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 100 1.27 2.62 $19.26 $40,050

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)
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 60 1.01 2.09 $20.78 $43,230
Southwestern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 1.17 2.42 $20.67 $43,000
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.56 1.17 $20.36 $42,340
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.38 0.00 $20.22 $42,070
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 150 2.12 4.37 $19.29 $40,120


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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