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Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agent and Travel Clerk Salary Information

The salary statistics of reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agent and Travel Clerk Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,440
25th Percentile Wage
$26,990
50th Percentile Wage
$36,280
75th Percentile Wage
$54,710
90th Percentile Wage
$61,460

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks is $61,460. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $36,280. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,440. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 173% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$36,280
2.89% 10.69%
2016
$35,230
0.17% -
2015
$35,170
4.72% -
2014
$33,510
-1.43% -
2013
$33,990
4.68% -
2012
$32,400
- -

Table 2. Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agent and Travel Clerk Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks in 13 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks occupations is the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector with an annual salary $47,560. The lowest paying sector is the professional, scientific, and technical services sector (annual salary $25,290).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$47,560
Manufacturing
$44,130
Transportation and Warehousing
$40,480
Health Care and Social Assistance
$38,090
Federal, State, and Local Government
$36,280
Accommodation and Food Services
$32,870
Educational Services
$32,790
Finance and Insurance
$32,380
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$32,210
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$31,130
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$29,410
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$25,310
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$25,290

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks by States

From the above tables we note that not only reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,930 to $54,100. The highest paying state for reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks is New Jersey with a median annual salary of $54,100. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,930. For more salary information of reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
New Jersey
$54,100
Minnesota
$52,960
District of Columbia
$47,620
New Mexico
$46,630
Oklahoma
$45,960
Michigan
$44,910
Illinois
$44,220
Arizona
$43,880
Hawaii
$43,070
Texas
$42,330
Pennsylvania
$39,290
Arkansas
$39,120
Idaho
$38,200
Louisiana
$37,630
California
$37,610
Massachusetts
$37,430
Rhode Island
$36,460
Missouri
$36,410
Georgia
$36,330
Washington
$36,220
Alaska
$36,020
Mississippi
$35,840
North Carolina
$35,440
North Dakota
$35,120
Kentucky
$34,860
Alabama
$34,770
Colorado
$34,660
Indiana
$34,260
New York
$33,840
Delaware
$33,140
Virginia
$32,680
Connecticut
$32,340
Montana
$31,910
Kansas
$31,410
Utah
$31,360
Tennessee
$31,050
Nevada
$30,970
Maryland
$30,200
Oregon
$30,180
Florida
$29,830
New Hampshire
$29,220
Wyoming
$28,900
Vermont
$28,890
Maine
$28,680
Wisconsin
$28,390
South Carolina
$27,540
West Virginia
$26,800
South Dakota
$25,590
Iowa
$25,580
Nebraska
$25,490
Ohio
$24,750
Guam
$23,640
Virgin Islands
$23,280
Puerto Rico
$18,930



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