Travel agents

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Total Workforce

66.5k

Average Age

50.4

Average Salary

$43,562

Average Male Salary

$48,957

Average Female Salary

$42,438

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Travel agents are most often employed by the Travel arrangements & reservation services industry. The average yearly wage for Travel agents was $43,562 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Travel agents by wage are Miscellaneous material moving workers, including mine shuttle car operators, & tank car, truck, & ship loaders, Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors, and Driver/sales workers & truck drivers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Travel agents are . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Travel agents are .

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 Nondepository credit & related activities. Travel agents are paid most in Miramar (West) & Pembroke Pines (Southwest) Cities PUMA, FL but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$43,562

AVERAGE SALARY

± $4,004

In 2018, Travel agents earned an average of $43,562, $10,327 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors make somewhat more than Travel agents while Miscellaneous material moving workers, including mine shuttle car operators, & tank car, truck, & ship loaders 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

0.363

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Travel agents had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.363, 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

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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 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, Employment services, and Nondepository credit & related activities.

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Industries by Share

66.5k

2018 Workforce

± 6,331

16.6%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 12%

The number of people employed as Travel agents has been growing at a rate of 16.6%, from 57,084 people in 2017 to 66,536 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Travel agents employed by various industries. Travel arrangements & reservation services employs the largest share of Travel agents at  90.4%, followed by Employment services with 1.13% and Nondepository credit & related activities with 1.1%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Travel agents in the US. The average age of male Travel agents in the workforce is 46.8 and of female Travel agents is 51.1, and the most common race/ethnicity for Travel agents is White.

Gender Composition

11.5k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 2,629

55.1k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 5,760

82.8% 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

78% of Travel agents are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 9.56% 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

46.8

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 3.11

51.1

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.41

The median age of Travel agents is 50.4, and Male employees are generally 4.32 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

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

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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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