Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks

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Total Workforce

136k

Average Age

42.6

Estimated Job Growth

3.8%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$39,353

Average Male Salary

$43,575

Average Female Salary

$36,048

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 $39,353 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks by wage are Paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators, Occupational therapy assistants & aides, and Cement masons, concrete finishers, & terrazzo workers.

Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks are part of the Office & Administrative Support Occupations, along with Firstline supervisors of office & administrative support workers, Switchboard operators, including answering service, Telephone operators, Communications equipment operators, all other, Bill & account collectors, Billing & posting clerks, Bookkeeping, accounting, & auditing clerks, Gaming cage workers, Payroll & timekeeping clerks, Procurement clerks, Tellers, Other financial clerks, Brokerage clerks, Court, municipal, & license clerks, Credit authorizers, checkers, & clerks, Customer service representatives, Eligibility interviewers, government programs, File clerks, Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks, Interviewers, except eligibility & loan, Library assistants, clerical, Loan interviewers & clerks, New accounts clerks, Human resources assistants, except payroll & timekeeping, Receptionists & information clerks, Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks, Information & record clerks, all other, Correspondence clerks & order clerks, Cargo & freight agents, Couriers & messengers, Dispatchers, Meter readers, utilities, Postal service clerks, Postal service mail carriers, Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators, Production, planning, & expediting clerks, Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks, Stock clerks & order fillers, Weighers, measurers, checkers, & samplers, recordkeeping, Secretaries & administrative assistants, Computer operators, Data entry keyers, Word processors & typists, Insurance claims & policy processing clerks, Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service, Office clerks, general, Office machine operators, except computer, Proofreaders & copy markers, Statistical assistants, and Miscellaneous office & administrative support workers, including desktop publishers

The top 3 locations that employ the most Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks are Winter Garden, Ocoee Cities & Oakland Town PUMA, FL, Euless (South & West) & Arlington (North) Cities PUMA, TX, and Tamarac, Oakland Park & North Lauderdale Cities PUMA, FL. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks are Winter Garden, Ocoee Cities & Oakland Town PUMA, FL, Euless (South & West) & Arlington (North) Cities PUMA, TX, and Subsistence Alaska PUMA, AK.

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 Administration of economic programs & space research. Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks are paid most in Hilton Head Island, Bluffton Towns & Beaufort City PUMA, SC but are relatively concentrated in Winter Garden, Ocoee Cities & Oakland Town PUMA, FL.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$39,353

AVERAGE SALARY

± $2,045

In 2017, Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks earned an average of $39,353, $12,712 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Cement masons, concrete finishers, & terrazzo workers make somewhat more than Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks while Paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators 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

0.364

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.364, 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

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

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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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks, by average wage, are Administration of economic programs & space research, Rail transportation, and Truck transportation.

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Industries by Share

136k

2017 Workforce

± 9,062

0.316%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 9.38%

The number of people employed as Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks has been growing at a rate of 0.316%, from 135,930 people in 2016 to 136,359 people in 2017.

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  37.2%, followed by Traveler accommodation with 20.3% 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 41.6 and of female Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks is 43.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks is White.

Gender Composition

59.9k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 6,006

76.5k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 6,788

56.1% 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

60.4% of Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 23.8% 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

41.6

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.43

43.3

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.24

The median age of Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks is 42.6, and Male employees are generally 1.67 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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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks are expected to see a growth of 3.8% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

3.8%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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