Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
141,900 5.3 % $16.69 $34,710 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.83 $11.60 $16.34 $21.38 $24.41
Annual Wage (2) $20,450 $24,120 $33,990 $44,470 $50,770


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 87,880 21.18 $17.79 $37,000
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 18,450 9.53 $14.98 $31,150
Traveler Accommodation 7,710 0.44 $14.90 $31,000
Support Activities for Air Transportation 6,230 3.76 $14.48 $30,120
Amusement Parks and Arcades 3,120 1.78 $13.22 $27,500

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 87,880 21.18 $17.79 $37,000
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation 2,180 11.94 $12.61 $26,240
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 18,450 9.53 $14.98 $31,150
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other 180 7.42 $14.34 $29,830
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 2,120 5.36 $15.51 $32,260

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rail Transportation 2,330 1.04 $22.67 $47,160
Scheduled Air Transportation 87,880 21.18 $17.79 $37,000
Employment Services 1,250 0.04 $16.48 $34,270
Office Administrative Services 280 0.06 $16.27 $33,850
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 50 0.04 $16.22 $33,740


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 16,900 2.27 2.12 $15.42 $32,060
Texas 16,800 1.54 1.44 $16.53 $34,390
California 15,910 1.08 1.01 $17.96 $37,350
New York 10,420 1.21 1.13 $17.09 $35,540
Illinois 5,360 0.94 0.88 $18.72 $38,940




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 3,110 5.17 4.83 $16.46 $34,230
Nevada 4,220 3.66 3.42 $15.76 $32,780
Utah 3,940 3.17 2.96 $15.96 $33,210
Alaska 870 2.68 2.51 $16.31 $33,920
Florida 16,900 2.27 2.12 $15.42 $32,060




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oklahoma 2,690 1.73 1.61 $20.74 $43,150
Minnesota 4,340 1.61 1.51 $19.78 $41,140
Illinois 5,360 0.94 0.88 $18.72 $38,940
District of Columbia 370 0.56 0.52 $18.22 $37,890
Missouri (8) (8) (8) $17.98 $37,400





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 8,710 1.66 1.55 $17.02 $35,400
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,230 1.57 1.46 $17.82 $37,070
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 5,690 5.56 5.19 $15.73 $32,720
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,800 1.30 1.21 $18.75 $39,000
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 4,180 4.01 3.74 $13.99 $29,090
Salt Lake City, UT 3,870 6.00 5.61 $15.98 $33,230
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 3,790 4.51 4.22 $15.95 $33,180
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,700 2.07 1.93 $20.22 $42,070
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 3,230 3.09 2.89 $16.99 $35,340
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,230 1.36 1.28 $16.90 $35,160




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 3,870 6.00 5.61 $15.98 $33,230
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 5,690 5.56 5.19 $15.73 $32,720
Honolulu, HI 2,100 4.77 4.45 $16.69 $34,710
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 3,790 4.51 4.22 $15.95 $33,180
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 4,180 4.01 3.74 $13.99 $29,090
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 1,670 3.64 3.40 $12.14 $25,250
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC 380 3.40 3.17 $10.14 $21,080
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 3,230 3.09 2.89 $16.99 $35,340
Anchorage, AK 530 3.00 2.81 $15.67 $32,590
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach, FL 170 2.42 2.26 $15.90 $33,080




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)
Tulsa, OK (8) (8) (8) $21.35 $44,400
Huntsville, AL 40 0.21 0.19 $20.86 $43,390
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,700 2.07 1.93 $20.22 $42,070
Dayton, OH 70 0.19 0.18 $19.84 $41,260
Amarillo, TX 60 0.53 0.50 $19.44 $40,430
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 2,020 2.11 1.97 $19.24 $40,020
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 750 0.52 0.48 $18.77 $39,050
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,800 1.30 1.21 $18.75 $39,000
St. Louis, MO-IL 2,380 1.85 1.73 $18.73 $38,960
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 660 0.72 0.68 $18.72 $38,930

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 1,010 6.29 5.87 $15.98 $33,240
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 240 3.26 3.05 $13.82 $28,740
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 200 2.74 2.56 $17.70 $36,820
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 150 1.50 1.41 $11.98 $24,920
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 150 1.20 1.12 $10.26 $21,340

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 1,010 6.29 5.87 $15.98 $33,240
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 240 3.26 3.05 $13.82 $28,740
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 200 2.74 2.56 $17.70 $36,820
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 140 2.28 2.13 $13.20 $27,460
Nantucket Island and Martha's Vineyard nonmetropolitan area 30 2.23 2.08 $12.40 $25,790

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 200 2.74 2.56 $17.70 $36,820
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 80 2.19 2.04 $16.42 $34,150
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 0.46 0.43 $16.19 $33,670
South Florida nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.10 $33,480
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 1,010 6.29 5.87 $15.98 $33,240


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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