Corporate Travel Consultant Salary

Corporate Travel Consultants in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with over four-fifths bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $43K annually on average but can range from $31K to $54K per year. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by career length, followed by geography and the specific company. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Female Corporate Travel Consultants far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$30,881 - $55,716
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$31K
$43K
$56K
MEDIAN: $43,019
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$14.72 - $23.87
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$15
$19
$24
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$30,881 - $55,716  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,892  
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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$31,390 - $53,802  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 186
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.72 - $23.87  
   
Overtime
$18.12 - $37.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,892  
   
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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$31,390 - $53,802  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 125
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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 move into a Travel Consultant role might bring in a slightly lower salary; Travel Consultants earn $36K a year on average.

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Salary cannot be beat at BCD Travels, where median pay comes to $44K. The range seems somewhat confined, however; the lower end sits at $34K, and the higher end is not far away at $51K.

The consistently lowest paying firm on the list is American Express Co. (AMEX), where the median salary is just $41K. However, employees at the top of the pay scale do tend to do well, earning around $57K.


Corporate Travel Consultants typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. 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. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $35K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $39K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Corporate Travel Consultants make a median salary of $43K. Corporate Travel Consultants who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $44K.

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Experience Affects Corporate Travel Consultant Salaries


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National Average
$42,000

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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

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
51%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 13%
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