How Much Do Ticket Agents Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Ticket Agents

Ticket Agents make and confirm reservations for transportation or lodging, or sell transportation tickets. May check baggage and direct passengers to designated concourse, pier, or track; deliver tickets and contact individuals and groups to inform them of package tours; or provide tourists with travel or transportation information.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$45710 per year
Hourly wage
$22 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$26,320 to $30,600 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$13 to $15 per hour

Entry-level Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $26,320 to $30,600 per year or $13 to $15 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $36 $74,960
Senior (Top 25%) $30 $62,550
Middle (Mid 50%) $19 $39,430
Junior (Bottom 25%) $15 $30,600
No experience (Bottom 10%) $13 $26,320

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
NJ $29 $59,400
AR $26 $54,890
TX $25 $52,120
NM $25 $51,960
MN $25 $51,780
RI $25 $51,210
MI $24 $50,140
AL $24 $49,950
VA $23 $48,050
IL $23 $48,000

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agent and Travel Clerk is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like NJ doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at NJ might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Ticket Agents are in the states of NJ, AR, TX, NM and MN.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Freight Transportation Arrangement $53320 $25.64
Rail Transportation $52360 $25.18
Scheduled Air Transportation $51430 $24.73
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals $50170 $24.12
Local Government $46370 $22.29
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation $46080 $22.15
Nonscheduled Air Transportation $44670 $21.48
State Government $44080 $21.19
Amusement Parks and Arcades $41750 $20.07
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services $41010 $19.72
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land $39260 $18.88
Management of Companies and Enterprises $38770 $18.64
Office Administrative Services $37560 $18.06
Traveler Accommodation $37390 $17.98
Inland Water Transportation $37220 $17.90
Employment Services $36850 $17.71
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries $36220 $17.42
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation $36120 $17.37
Support Activities for Air Transportation $35700 $17.16
Real Estate $35030 $16.84
Taxi and Limousine Service $34940 $16.80
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation $34870 $16.77
Gambling Industries $34620 $16.64
Urban Transit Systems $34330 $16.51
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water $34010 $16.35
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other $33850 $16.28
School and Employee Bus Transportation $32250 $15.51
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions $32250 $15.50
Charter Bus Industry $32220 $15.49
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps $28380 $13.64

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