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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,440
25th Percentile Wage
$25,840
50th Percentile Wage
$35,230
75th Percentile Wage
$51,490
90th Percentile Wage
$59,270

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 $59,270. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $35,230. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,440. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 176% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201635,2300.17%8.03%
201535,1704.72%-
201433,510-1.43%-
201333,9904.68%-
201232,400--

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 11 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 manufacturing sector with an annual salary $44,130. The lowest paying sector is the professional, scientific, and technical services sector (annual salary $24,580).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Manufacturing
$44,130
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$40,690
Transportation and Warehousing
$39,940
Educational Services
$39,330
Federal, State, and Local Government
$39,110
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$32,210
Accommodation and Food Services
$32,030
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$28,060
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$28,030
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$27,760
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$24,580

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 $51,540. The highest paying state for reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks is Minnesota with a median annual salary of $51,540. 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
Minnesota
$51,540
New Jersey
$50,770
District of Columbia
$48,510
Illinois
$47,680
New Mexico
$44,930
Michigan
$44,060
Texas
$43,730
Oklahoma
$42,420
Massachusetts
$40,030
California
$37,530
Pennsylvania
$37,230
Louisiana
$36,800
Rhode Island
$36,460
Georgia
$36,330
Idaho
$35,800
Washington
$35,780
Arizona
$35,760
Maryland
$35,150
Alaska
$34,460
North Carolina
$34,230
Connecticut
$33,360
Hawaii
$33,350
Virginia
$33,190
Delaware
$33,140
Colorado
$32,480
New York
$32,270
Indiana
$32,170
Nevada
$31,720
Missouri
$31,670
New Hampshire
$30,880
Florida
$30,290
Alabama
$30,250
Tennessee
$29,790
Wyoming
$29,550
Kansas
$29,030
Wisconsin
$28,560
South Carolina
$28,270
Oregon
$28,040
Arkansas
$27,980
Maine
$27,060
Montana
$26,950
Ohio
$26,500
Utah
$25,910
Nebraska
$25,490
Iowa
$25,080
Vermont
$24,740
Guam
$24,380
South Dakota
$24,210
Mississippi
$23,210
West Virginia
$22,890
Virgin Islands
$19,560
Puerto Rico
$18,930



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