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Corporate Travel Consultant Salary (United States)

Corporate Travel Consultants who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up more than four-fifths of Corporate Travel Consultants. Pay fluctuates from $31K to $54K per year, but expected earnings average $42K per year. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by career length, followed by the particular city and the particular employer. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up the vast majority of Corporate Travel Consultants (84 percent) who answered the questionnaire. A fair number enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little over a half. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
Corporate Travel Consultant Salary (?
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$31,338 - $55,463
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MEDIAN: $41,906
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Corporate Travel Consultant Salary (?
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$14.63 - $23.68
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$31,338 - $55,463  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,108  
Commission
$0.00 - $6,000  
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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$31,201 - $53,569  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 187
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.63 - $23.68  
   
Overtime
$19.25 - $39.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,108  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $6,000  
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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$31,201 - $53,569  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 131
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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 move into a Travel Agent role may often bring in a much lower salary. On average, Travel Agents earn $33K.

Corporate Travel Consultant Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Corporate Travel Consultant

Although Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) offers the highest salaries (median pay is $43K), survey participants reported a rather limited pay range of $37K to $53K.
American Express Co. (AMEX) offers the lowest pay in the field, with a median salary of just $40K. The best-paid employees do manage to haul in approximately $56K, however.

Job skills reported by Corporate Travel Consultants are limited. Those who have experience with Customer Service, Sabre, and Travel Planning 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $34K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $40K. Corporate Travel Consultants claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $41K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $44K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$42,000
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New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Corporate Travel Consultants, 21 percent higher than the national average. Corporate Travel Consultants will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+19 percent), San Francisco (+13 percent), Dallas (+2 percent), and Houston (+1 percent).

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Experience Affects Corporate Travel Consultant Salaries

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$42,000
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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

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
84%
female alumni
 
Male
16%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
47%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 17%