Corporate Travel Consultant Salary

Corporate Travel Consultants in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — more than four-fifths have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $32K to $54K per year, median earnings come to $43K per year. Experience level is the main element affecting pay for this group — the particular city and the specific company are driving factors as well. The vast majority of Corporate Travel Consultants (86 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Job satisfaction for Corporate Travel Consultants is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$31,170 - $55,575

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$14.71 - $23.89

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$31,170 - $55,575  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,904  
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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$31,522 - $53,803  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 185
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.71 - $23.89  
   
Overtime
$18.20 - $37.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,904  
   
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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$31,522 - $53,803  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 124
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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.

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Corporate Travel Consultants who transition into a Travel Consultant position may see pay fall slightly. Median compensation for Travel Consultants sits around the $36K per year mark.

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Pay for Corporate Travel Consultants is best at BCD Travels, which offers a median salary of $44K. However, the highest reported salaries don't seem to be much higher than the lowest ones; the pay range here runs from $35K to $51K.

Though lagging the field in terms of compensation — American Express Co. (AMEX) offers the lowest median salary at $41K — pay within the company still varies considerably between $28K and $57K.


Survey results show that Corporate Travel Consultants typically report just a few professional skills. Those who have experience with Travel Planning, Customer Service, and Sabre can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Experience with Customer Service is often linked with knowledge of Travel Planning.

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 more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $35K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $39K. Corporate Travel Consultants with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $43K. Corporate Travel Consultants who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $44K on average.

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Experience Affects Corporate Travel Consultant Salaries


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

Travel Planning
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Customer Service
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National Average
$42,000

Sabre
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 49 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
32%
20 years or more
52%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 13%
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