Salary for Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks

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Also known as:  Airline Reservation Agent, Airline Reservationist, Airline Ticket Agent, Gate Agent, Hotel Reservationist, Passenger Agent, Passenger Booking Clerk, Reservation Agent, Reservation Sales Agent, Train Clerk

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Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks make and confirm reservations for transportation, lodging and may sell tickets as well. Additional duties of a Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Clerks plan routes, make itineraries and compute fares and fees using schedules, rates and computers. Agents will also prepare invoices and accept payments for the various services. Agents should inform clients of travel information and confer with customers to ensure their needs are met. There is no college experience needed to work as a Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agent and Travel Clerk, though experience is always helpful. Professional appearance, good customer service skills and the ability to operate a computer are all necessary.

A Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agent and Travel Clerk will normally receive an average salary on a scale from $26,320 - $74,960 based on levels of tenure. will normally get a salary of fourty-five thousand seven hundred and ten dollars on an annual basis.

are paid at the highest level in New Jersey, where they can get compensation, on average, of about $59,400. Employees who work in this career are compensated highest in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, where they can earn job pay of $54,390.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 51.86 percent nationwide in that time.

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Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks tend to make the most in the following industries:

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$54,390
Health Care and Social Assistance
$49,810
Transportation and Warehousing
$47,990
Public Administration
$46,030
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$40,840
Finance and Insurance
$39,190

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$35,120
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$36,540
Accommodation and Food Services
$36,760
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$38,250
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$38,770
Finance and Insurance
$39,190