Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks

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Total Workforce

133k

Average Age

42.2

Average Salary

$44,217

Average Male Salary

$48,135

Average Female Salary

$41,182

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 $44,217 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks by wage are Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers, Human resources assistants, except payroll & timekeeping, and Music directors and composers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks are Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC, Jamaica, Hollis & St. Albans PUMA, NY, and Bountiful, Farmington & North Salt Lake Cities PUMA, UT. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks are Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC, Bountiful, Farmington & North Salt Lake Cities PUMA, UT, and Aventura City & Surfside Town PUMA, FL.

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 Traveler accommodation. Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks are paid most in Hilton Head Island, Bluffton Towns & Beaufort City PUMA, SC but are relatively concentrated in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$44,217

AVERAGE SALARY

± $2,933

In 2018, Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks earned an average of $44,217, $9,671 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Human resources assistants, except payroll & timekeeping make somewhat more than Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks while Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers 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

0.402

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.402, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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

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

Most Common

The most common industries employing Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks, by number of employees, are Air transportation, Traveler accommodation, and Travel arrangements & reservation services.

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Industries by Share

133k

2018 Workforce

± 8,955

-2.35%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 9.68%

The number of people employed as Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks has been declining at a rate of -2.35%, from 136,359 people in 2017 to 133,155 people in 2018.

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  39.7%, followed by Traveler accommodation with 22.2% and Travel arrangements & reservation services with 10.2%.

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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 42.1 and of female Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks is 42.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks is White.

Gender Composition

58.1k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 5,918

75k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 6,723

56.3% of Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender 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

  2. Black

  3. Asian

61.4% of Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 20.2% of Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks, Black 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 Gender

42.1

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.49

42.3

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.32

The median age of Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks is 42.2, and Male employees are generally 0.28 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 Parks, Recreation, & Leisure.

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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