Training Requirements for Travel Agents

Travel agents need a high school diploma or equivalent and moderate-term on-the-job training.

Degrees 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

This represents about 74,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 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.

Typical Income for Travel Agents

Hourly Income

On average,travel agents make $19.18 per hour.

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.

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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