Travel arrangements & reservation services

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Workforce
219k
2018 BLS Estimate
Average Employee Age
43.9
Estimated Job Growth
-1.1%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$55,714
Average Male Salary
$69,398
Average Female Salary
$46,706

About

The top three occupations in the Travel arrangements & reservation services Industry Group are Travel agents, Other managers, Customer service representatives, Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel, and Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks. On average, full-time employees in the Travel arrangements & reservation services Industry Group work 43.5 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $63,288. Part-time employees in the same industry work 22.5 hours and earn an average annual salary of $20,455.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Travel arrangements & reservation services Industry Group are Disney-International Drive Region PUMA, FL, Winter Garden, Ocoee Cities & Oakland Town PUMA, FL, and Phoenix City (Northeast) PUMA, AZ. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Travel arrangements & reservation services.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Travel arrangements & reservation services Industry Group. Travel agents are the most common position, but the Travel arrangements & reservation services Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Travel agents, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Travel arrangements & reservation services goes to Chief executives & legislators.

Occupations

Occupations by Share

219k
Workforce (BLS Estimate)
ACS Estimate: 308k
12.2%
1 Year Growth
± 5.74%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 219k people employed in the Travel arrangements & reservation services Industry Group in 2018.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Travel arrangements & reservation services Industry Group has been growing at a rate of 12.2%, , from 274k people in 2017 to 308k people in 2018.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Travel arrangements & reservation services by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Travel agents represent the largest share of positions held in Travel arrangements & reservation services at 19.5%, followed by Other managers with 12% and Customer service representatives with 6.02%.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Travel arrangements & reservation services employs an unusually high number of Travel agents, Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks, and Tour & travel guides.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Travel arrangements & reservation services, by average wage, are Chief executives & legislators, Miscellaneous mathematical science occupations, including mathematicians & statisticians, and Financial analysts.

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Wages

Average Salary

$55,714
AVERAGE WAGE
± $2,642

On average, employees in the Travel arrangements & reservation services Industry Group make $55,714 per year. This number makes Travel arrangements & reservation services the 113 highest paying Industry Group in the United States out of a total of 269 Industry Groups.

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Wage by Location

HIGHEST PAYING PUBLIC USE MICRODATA AREA

This map shows which public use microdata areas (PUMAs) pay the highest average salary to employees in the Travel arrangements & reservation services Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.447
WAGE GINI

Travel arrangements & reservation services has a wage GINI of 0.447, which is less than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Travel arrangements & reservation services (shown in red) in comparison to the national average for those wage buckets (shown in gray).

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Opportunities

Spatial Concentration

This map shows the PUMAs in the United States that have revealed comparative advantage in the Travel arrangements & reservation services Industry Group.

These are locations that employ more people in the Travel arrangements & reservation services Industry Group than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Travel arrangements & reservation services Industry Group.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Travel arrangements & reservation services Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $69,398 and $46,706. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

186k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±10.6k
122k
MALE WORKFORCE
±8.58k

60.3% of workers in the Travel arrangements & reservation services Industry Group are Female, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Travel arrangements & reservation services Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$69,398
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$5,231
$46,706
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$2,584

On average, Male workers in the Travel arrangements & reservation services Industry Group make 1.49 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Travel arrangements & reservation services Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY
  1. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
  2. Asian
  3. White

On average, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander employees in the Travel arrangements & reservation services Industry Group earn 1.15 times more than other races and ethnicities. This chart shows the race and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in the Travel arrangements & reservation services Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Travel arrangements & reservation services Industry Group. Based on estimates from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, this section indicates the amount of money spent by a specific industry in other industries. Professional and business services has the highest single input, by dollars, to the Travel arrangements & reservation services Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Travel arrangements & reservation services Industry Group is Professional and business services.

In this visualization, click on a category to expand or collapse it. All of the industries listed to the left are those places from which the highlighted industry has made purchases. They are the intermediate inputs to the highlighted industry. All those industries listed on the right side are those industries that have made purchases from the highlighted industry. They are the use of outputs of the highlighted industry. The visualizations below offer alternative ways to see and understand this data.

Industrial Flow

The closest comparable data for Travel arrangements & reservation services is from Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services.
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Intermediate Inputs

The closest comparable data for Travel arrangements & reservation services is from Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services.

The Travel arrangements & reservation services Industry Group gets the most input, by its share of the cost of all intermediate inputs, from the Professional and business services Industry. This visualization does not include labor and capital costs.

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Use of Output by Other Industries

The closest comparable data for Travel arrangements & reservation services is from Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services.

The Professional and business services Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Travel arrangements & reservation services Industry Group in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Travel arrangements & reservation services Industry Group for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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Projections

Growth projections of the travel arrangement and reservation services industry, both by number of employees and output, from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The national workforce is projected to grow 6.89% in the next ten years. The travel arrangement and reservation services industry has a lower projected workforce growth at -1.1%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (2.2%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (22.9%).

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is travel arrangement and reservation services.
-1.1%
ESTIMATED GROWTH

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Output Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is travel arrangement and reservation services.
2.2%
ESTIMATED GROWTH

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