Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
133k
Average Age
42.5
Estimated Job Growth
−2.85%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$43,150
Average Male Salary
$47,725
Average Female Salary
$39,434

About

Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks are most often employed by the Air transportation industry. The average yearly wage for Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks was $43,150 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks by wage are Meter readers, utilities, Miscellaneous material moving workers, including mine shuttle car operators, & tank car, truck, & ship loaders, and Miscellaneous law enforcement workers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks are Euless (South & West) & Arlington (North) Cities PUMA, TX, Maui, Kalawao & Kauai Counties PUMA, HI, and Osceola County (West) PUMA, FL. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks are Euless (South & West) & Arlington (North) Cities PUMA, TX, Phoenix City (Uptown) PUMA, AZ, and Taney, Barry, Stone & McDonald Counties PUMA, MO.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks and on wages and locations for those in the field. Air transportation is the industry that employs the most Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks, by average wage, is Offices of physicians. Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks are paid most in Santa Rosa County PUMA, FL but are relatively concentrated in Euless (South & West) & Arlington (North) Cities PUMA, TX.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$43,150
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,774

In 2020, Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks earned an average of $43,150, $12,804 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Miscellaneous material moving workers, including mine shuttle car operators, & tank car, truck, & ship loaders make somewhat more than Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks while Meter readers, utilities make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.394
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.394, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks.

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Industries

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks, by average wage, are Offices of physicians, Postal Service, and Administration of environmental quality & housing programs.

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Industries by Share

133k
2020 Workforce
± 8,961
−1.04%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 9.58%

The number of people employed as Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks has been declining at a rate of −1.04%, from 134,750 people in 2019 to 133,347 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks employed by various industries. Air transportation employs the largest share of Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks at  38.4%, followed by Traveler accommodation with 21% and Travel arrangements & reservation services with 10.7%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks in the US. The average age of male Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks in the workforce is 41.3 and of female Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks is 43.4, and the most common race/ethnicity for Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

59.8k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 6,001
73.6k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 6,658

55.2% of Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks are Female, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

49.3% of Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 20.5% of Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks.

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Age by Sex

41.3
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.45
43.4
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.33

The median age of Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks is 42.5, and Male employees are generally 2.08 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks is Business but a relatively high number of Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks hold a major in Transportation.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks need many skills, but most especially Active Listening, Service Orientation, and Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks need more than the average amount of Service Orientation, Programming, and Negotiation.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks are expected to see a growth of −2.85% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks.
−2.85%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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