Salary for Reservation, Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks

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 or Transportation Ticket Agent or Travel Clerk can get a wage ranging between 24000 and 36000 depending on experience and domain knowledge. Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks will normally get an average salary of Thirty Two Thousand Seven Hundred dollars per year.

Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks make the most money in Illinois, where they receive an average salary rate of approximating $38640. This group of people can get the highest pay in Transportation and Warehousing, which has a compensation of $34280.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 8.40 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Reservation, Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks tend to make the most in the following industries
Educational Services $34,280
Transportation and Warehousing $33,920
Management of Companies and Enterprises $32,520
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $32,300
Other Services (except Public Administration) $32,070
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $31,740
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $26,250
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $28,690
Accommodation and Food Services $28,970
Public Administration $31,110
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $31,740
Other Services (except Public Administration) $32,070
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