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Occupation Title: Travel Agents

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.

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 41-3041

Sample Job Titles: Travel Agent, Travel Consultant, Travel Counselor, Auto Travel Counselor

 Salary Chart Travel Agents

Estimated Total Employment*
2008: 86,420
2009: 76,990
2010: 70,930
2011: 67,490
2012: 64,680

Data Source:
Bureau of Labor Statistics

Projected Job Openings (2010-2020): 17,200
Projected Growth (2010-2020): 10-19%

(total 10 year projection, not annual)

Data Source:
O*NET Online

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics program does not include self-employed workers in employment estimates. O*NET and other BLS programs do include self-employed workers.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. REC-0439914 and DRL-0910041 (Enhancing Departments and Graduate Education in Geography).

Suggested citation: Association of American Geographers, Jobs & Careers Website, Salary Data and Trends, http://www.aag.org/cs/salary_data_and_trends/salary_data_and_trends_overview (accessed mm//dd/yyyy).