Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
138,260 4.2 % $16.73 $34,790 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.79 $11.59 $16.11 $21.57 $24.82
Annual Wage (2) $20,360 $24,110 $33,510 $44,860 $51,620


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 79,590 19.55 $18.19 $37,840
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 19,990 10.23 $14.13 $29,390
Traveler Accommodation 8,760 0.47 $15.25 $31,710
Support Activities for Air Transportation 8,110 4.66 $14.74 $30,660
Amusement Parks and Arcades 3,880 2.10 $14.06 $29,240

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 79,590 19.55 $18.19 $37,840
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation 2,000 11.64 $12.60 $26,210
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 19,990 10.23 $14.13 $29,390
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other 220 8.61 $15.59 $32,420
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 2,160 5.41 $14.81 $30,800

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rail Transportation 2,580 1.15 $22.46 $46,720
Spectator Sports (8) (8) $20.33 $42,290
Scheduled Air Transportation 79,590 19.55 $18.19 $37,840
Local Government (OES Designation) 450 0.01 $18.12 $37,700
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 70 0.05 $17.01 $35,390


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 16,140 2.11 2.06 $15.95 $33,180
California 15,560 1.03 1.01 $18.24 $37,940
Texas 13,550 1.21 1.18 $16.53 $34,390
New York 12,200 1.38 1.35 $16.64 $34,600
Georgia 9,080 2.28 2.23 (8) (8)




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 2,980 4.86 4.75 $16.56 $34,440
Utah 4,960 3.87 3.79 $14.24 $29,610
Nevada 4,530 3.81 3.72 $15.99 $33,270
Alaska 970 2.99 2.92 $16.30 $33,890
Georgia 9,080 2.28 2.23 (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)
Oklahoma (8) (8) (8) $20.99 $43,650
Minnesota 4,190 1.54 1.50 $20.32 $42,260
District of Columbia 250 0.37 0.37 $19.34 $40,220
New Mexico 430 0.54 0.53 $18.99 $39,510
Illinois 4,310 0.75 0.73 $18.92 $39,360





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 10,450 1.94 1.89 $16.72 $34,770
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,110 1.51 1.47 $18.25 $37,970
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 5,780 6.22 6.07 $18.96 $39,440
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 5,080 4.85 4.74 $16.53 $34,390
Salt Lake City, UT 4,840 7.31 7.14 (8) (8)
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 4,180 3.87 3.78 $14.39 $29,940
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 4,020 4.61 4.51 $16.43 $34,180
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,840 1.02 1.00 $19.08 $39,690
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,630 1.99 1.95 $20.59 $42,820
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 3,490 1.91 1.87 $16.63 $34,600




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 4,840 7.31 7.14 (8) (8)
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 5,780 6.22 6.07 $18.96 $39,440
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 5,080 4.85 4.74 $16.53 $34,390
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 4,020 4.61 4.51 $16.43 $34,180
Honolulu, HI 2,000 4.45 4.35 $16.81 $34,970
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 4,180 3.87 3.78 $14.39 $29,940
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC 440 3.75 3.67 $11.02 $22,930
Anchorage, AK 610 3.43 3.36 $15.88 $33,030
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 1,240 2.65 2.59 $12.32 $25,620
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 2,790 2.57 2.51 $17.60 $36,610




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) $21.53 $44,790
Huntsville, AL 40 0.22 0.21 $21.36 $44,420
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,630 1.99 1.95 $20.59 $42,820
Albuquerque, NM 360 0.97 0.95 $19.68 $40,930
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 920 0.62 0.61 $19.63 $40,830
El Paso, TX 150 0.52 0.51 $19.27 $40,080
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,840 1.02 1.00 $19.08 $39,690
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,500 1.39 1.36 $19.05 $39,630
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 520 0.50 0.48 $19.05 $39,620
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $19.01 $39,540

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 980 5.98 5.85 $16.04 $33,360
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 290 3.72 3.64 $13.99 $29,090
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 210 2.83 2.77 $17.70 $36,810
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 180 1.83 1.79 $14.66 $30,480
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 160 1.21 1.18 $11.55 $24,020

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 980 5.98 5.85 $16.04 $33,360
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 290 3.72 3.64 $13.99 $29,090
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 130 3.63 3.54 $15.66 $32,580
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 210 2.83 2.77 $17.70 $36,810
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 130 2.04 1.99 $13.08 $27,210

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 210 2.83 2.77 $17.70 $36,810
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.60 $36,600
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 980 5.98 5.85 $16.04 $33,360
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 130 3.63 3.54 $15.66 $32,580
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 0.21 $15.59 $32,430


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015