Travel Agents (41-3041)

Occupation description:  Plan and sell transportation and accommodations for travel agency customers. Determine destination, modes of transportation, travel dates, costs, and accommodations required. May also describe, plan, and arrange itineraries and sell tour packages. May assist in resolving clients travel problems.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 147157 6.81 23
United States 74,10065,400 -11.70 1,1501,150

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 19.6410.2613.25 17.7823.7029.96
Alaska 17.7413.4015.39 17.3519.7623.04
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 17.3313.4815.37 17.0418.7222.50

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
15612 7.736.7 30.7
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation51
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation25
UI claimants previously working in occupation10
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 288
Number of job position postings 10
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 28.8

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training