Travel agents

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Total Workforce

57.1k

Average Age

48.5

Estimated Job Growth

-116%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$39,799

Average Male Salary

$46,371

Average Female Salary

$37,969

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Travel agents and on wages and locations for those in the field. Travel arrangements & reservation services is the industry that employs the most Travel agents, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Travel agents, by average wage, is Air transportation. Travel agents are paid most in Miramar (West) & Pembroke Pines (Southwest) Cities PUMA, FL but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$39,799

AVERAGE SALARY

± $3,287

In 2017, Travel agents earned an average of $39,799, $12,266 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Opticians, dispensing make somewhat more than Travel agents while Automotive glass installers & repairers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Travel agents as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.326

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Travel agents had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.326, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Travel agents (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 Travel agents.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Travel agents

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Travel agents.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Travel agents, by number of employees, are Travel arrangements & reservation services, Air transportation, and Water transportation.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Travel agents, by average wage, are Air transportation, Travel arrangements & reservation services, and Water transportation.

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Industries by Share

57.1k

2017 Workforce

± 5,865

-1.84%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 14.7%

The number of people employed as Travel agents has been declining at a rate of -1.84%, from 58,155 people in 2016 to 57,084 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Travel agents employed by various industries. Travel arrangements & reservation services employs the largest share of Travel agents at  88.9%, followed by Air transportation with 1.01% and Water transportation with 0.935%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Travel agents in the US. The average age of male Travel agents in the workforce is 44.3 and of female Travel agents is 49.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Travel agents is White.

Gender Composition

12.4k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 2,737

44.7k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 5,187

78.2% of Travel agents are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Travel agents.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Travel agents

  1. White

  2. Asian

  3. Black

80.4% of Travel agents are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 9.45% of Travel agents, Asian is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Travel agents.

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Age by Gender

44.3

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 3.2

49.7

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.62

The median age of Travel agents is 48.5, and Male employees are generally 5.34 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Travel agents from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Travel agents is Business but a relatively high number of Travel agents hold a major in Language & Linguistics.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Travel agents from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Travel agents need many skills, but most especially Active Listening, Service Orientation, and Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Travel agents need more than the average amount of Service Orientation, Persuasion, and Management of Financial Resources.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Travel agents from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Travel agents are expected to see a growth of -116% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

-116%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

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

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