Information About Travel Agents

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Training

Travel agents need postsecondary vocational award.

Degrees for Travel agents
Training for Travel Agents
Percent
Less than High School 1.4
High School 20.9
Some College 32.3
Associates Degree 12.0
Bachelors Degree 27.9
Masters Degree 4.7
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.9

Employment

Represents about 105,000 people in the United States- 16.6% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are down Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 1,000 less travel agents but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 7,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, travel agents make $17.18 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Travel agents $9.43 $12.30 $16.30 $20.90 $26.20
Sales and related occupations $8.17 $9.04 $11.90 $20.60 $35.10
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, travel agents make $35,740 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Travel agents $19,620 $25,760 $33,930 $43,480 $54,640
Sales and related occupations $16,990 $18,800 $24,840 $42,990 $73,070
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

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

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