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

  Average 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.


2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 18.639.6412.86 17.1522.7528.94
Alaska 17.5811.3314.14 16.9520.3124.29
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 18.1811.6014.59 17.3421.2826.51

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
16614 8.443.6 35.3
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation45
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation16
UI claimants previously working in occupation19
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 270
Number of job position postings 17
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 15.9

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