Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
138,810 3.1 % $17.68 $36,780 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.04 $12.16 $16.91 $23.14 $27.28
Annual Wage (2) $20,870 $25,290 $35,170 $48,130 $56,750


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 78,280 18.89 $19.51 $40,580
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 22,680 11.40 $14.57 $30,300
Traveler Accommodation 8,450 0.45 $15.68 $32,610
Support Activities for Air Transportation 8,440 4.58 $15.19 $31,600
Rail Transportation 2,570 1.19 $23.59 $49,070

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 78,280 18.89 $19.51 $40,580
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 22,680 11.40 $14.57 $30,300
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation 1,780 10.78 $13.24 $27,550
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other 220 8.04 $15.74 $32,750
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 2,130 5.41 $15.23 $31,680

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rail Transportation 2,570 1.19 $23.59 $49,070
Freight Transportation Arrangement (8) (8) $21.80 $45,340
Spectator Sports (8) (8) $20.99 $43,660
Scheduled Air Transportation 78,280 18.89 $19.51 $40,580
Local Government (OES Designation) 490 0.01 $18.67 $38,830


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 17,980 2.27 2.25 $16.45 $34,230
California 15,920 1.03 1.02 $18.90 $39,310
Texas 13,130 1.13 1.13 $18.22 $37,900
New York 10,950 1.22 1.21 $16.85 $35,040
Arizona 5,350 2.07 2.05 $17.15 $35,670




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 2,670 4.31 4.28 $16.25 $33,810
Utah 5,300 4.00 3.98 $14.67 $30,510
Nevada 4,890 3.96 3.94 $16.10 $33,490
Alaska 1,030 3.15 3.13 $16.64 $34,610
Florida 17,980 2.27 2.25 $16.45 $34,230




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oklahoma (8) (8) (8) $22.88 $47,600
District of Columbia 290 0.42 0.42 $22.70 $47,210
Minnesota 4,820 1.74 1.73 $21.91 $45,560
Michigan 2,940 0.71 0.70 $19.95 $41,500
New Mexico 410 0.52 0.51 $19.69 $40,950





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 10,100 1.56 1.55 $16.68 $34,690
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,990 1.70 1.69 $19.05 $39,620
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 5,510 5.66 5.62 $19.98 $41,560
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 5,350 4.90 4.87 $16.35 $34,000
Salt Lake City, UT 5,080 7.74 7.69 $14.77 $30,720
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 4,970 4.44 4.41 $15.26 $31,730
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 4,660 1.30 1.30 $19.39 $40,330
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 4,320 2.30 2.29 $17.31 $36,010
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 4,300 4.75 4.72 $16.53 $34,390
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 4,250 2.26 2.24 $22.27 $46,330




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 5,080 7.74 7.69 $14.77 $30,720
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 5,510 5.66 5.62 $19.98 $41,560
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 5,350 4.90 4.87 $16.35 $34,000
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 4,300 4.75 4.72 $16.53 $34,390
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 320 4.48 4.45 $16.05 $33,370
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 4,970 4.44 4.41 $15.26 $31,730
Urban Honolulu, HI 1,790 3.94 3.91 $16.39 $34,090
Anchorage, AK 580 3.30 3.28 $16.63 $34,590
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 2,720 2.67 2.65 $17.99 $37,430
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 390 2.63 2.61 $11.40 $23,700




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) $23.39 $48,640
Huntsville, AL (8) (8) (8) $22.70 $47,210
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 4,250 2.26 2.24 $22.27 $46,330
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 210 0.97 0.97 $21.50 $44,710
Ann Arbor, MI (8) (8) (8) $20.97 $43,620
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,210 0.75 0.75 $20.57 $42,780
Albuquerque, NM 350 0.93 0.92 $20.40 $42,440
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 110 0.27 0.27 $20.39 $42,420
El Paso, TX (8) (8) (8) $20.04 $41,680
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 5,510 5.66 5.62 $19.98 $41,560

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 560 5.93 5.89 $15.94 $33,150
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 240 2.11 2.10 $14.54 $30,250
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 220 6.09 6.05 $16.74 $34,810
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 200 2.68 2.66 $16.25 $33,800
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 130 0.78 0.77 $9.62 $20,010

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)
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 220 6.09 6.05 $16.74 $34,810
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 560 5.93 5.89 $15.94 $33,150
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 200 2.68 2.66 $16.25 $33,800
Wasatch Back nonmetropolitan area 70 2.18 2.17 $12.22 $25,420
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 240 2.11 2.10 $14.54 $30,250

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)
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.20 $39,930
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 220 6.09 6.05 $16.74 $34,810
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 200 2.68 2.66 $16.25 $33,800
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 560 5.93 5.89 $15.94 $33,150
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.26 0.26 $15.31 $31,840


About May 2015 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 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016