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
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 119142 19.37 817
United States 81,70072,200 -11.74,100 4,7007,850

Job outlook

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

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 21.4911.3714.61 19.5526.3033.37
Alaska 20.8813.9216.60 19.5123.7829.33
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 21.0314.0816.74 19.6223.6329.78

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