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Corporate Travel Consultant Salary

With more than four-fifths of Corporate Travel Consultants in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Corporate Travel Consultants is $43K per year and can range from $31K on the lower end to $54K per year near the higher end. Career duration is the main element affecting pay for this group — the particular city and the particular employer are driving factors as well. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The vast majority (86 percent) of Corporate Travel Consultants who took the survey are female. The majority of Corporate Travel Consultants claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,988 - $55,892
(Median)
$31K
$43K
$56K
MEDIAN: $42,627
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$14.77 - $23.90
(Median)
$15
$19
$24
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$30,988 - $55,892  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,055  
Commission
$0.00 - $11,920  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$31,401 - $53,900  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 191
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.77 - $23.90  
   
Overtime
$19.29 - $38.86  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,055  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $11,920  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$31,401 - $53,900  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 128

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Job Description for Corporate Travel Consultant

Corporate travel consultant positions are commonly available at travel agencies, especially those that regularly work with corporate customers. This consultant's job consists of regularly communicating with corporate customers to help book reservations and provide price quotes as requested. This includes determining the best solutions in accordance with company policies and preferences to help maintain customer satisfaction. This also involves carefully maintaining profiles for each client so that they earn points in rewards programs and have any special requests accommodated.

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Corporate Travel Consultant Tasks

  • Resolve travel related problems that client may experience with travel arrangements
  • Maintain excellent client relations with prompt, accurate responses and excellent telephone and service etiquette.
  • Assist in arranging and booking all aspects of business travel for corporate clients, booking air, car, train, and hotel reservations for highly complex, multiple destination, international itineraries.
  • Utilize computer reservation and global distribution systems to arrange travel, preferring vendors that maximize client experience and company profits.

Common Career Paths for Corporate Travel Consultant


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Corporate Travel Consultants who advance into a position like Travel Consultant may end up working for a little less. On average, Travel Consultants take home $35K annually.

Corporate Travel Consultant Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Corporate Travel Consultant


Pay for Corporate Travel Consultants is best at Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), which offers a median salary of $43K. However, the highest reported salaries don't seem to be much higher than the lowest ones; the pay range here runs from $37K to $53K.

Bringing up the rear, American Express Co. (AMEX)'s median pay of $41K is the lowest in town; however, employee salaries widely range, with some making up to $56K.


Corporate Travel Consultants usually report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Customer Service, Travel Planning, and Sabre can expect to be compensated well for these skills.

Pay by Experience Level for Corporate Travel Consultant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Corporate Travel Consultants with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $34K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $40K. Corporate Travel Consultants who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $42K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $44K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Corporate Travel Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$42,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Corporate Travel Consultant Salaries

Customer Service
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Travel Planning
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National Average
$42,000

Sabre
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
50%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 15%