Information About Travel Agents

Training Requirements for Travel Agents

Travel agents need high school diploma or equivalent.

Degrees for Travel agents
Training for Travel Agents
Percent
Less than High School 1.3
High School 17.3
Some College 33.1
Associates Degree 14.3
Bachelors Degree 27.0
Masters Degree 6.1
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.9

Employment outlook for Travel Agents

Represents about 74,000 people in the United States.

Employment prospects are down Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 8,000 less travel agents but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 11,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, travel agents make $19.18 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Travel agents $9.94 $12.99 $17.53 $23.36 $29.75
Sales and related occupations $8.72 $9.72 $12.78 $22.23 $37.65
Sales representatives, services $12.69 $17.28 $25.29 $39.27 $64.26
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, travel agents make $39,900 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Travel agents $20,670 $27,030 $36,460 $48,600 $61,890
Sales and related occupations $18,150 $20,210 $26,590 $46,230 $78,300
Sales representatives, services $26,400 $35,950 $52,600 $81,680 $133,660
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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