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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. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is career duration, though the particular city and the specific company have a (lesser) impact as well. Work is enjoyable for Corporate Travel Consultants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up the vast majority of Corporate Travel Consultants (86 percent) who answered the questionnaire. A fair number receive medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision plans. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,943 - $55,999
(Median)
$31K
$43K
$56K
MEDIAN: $42,951
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$14.70 - $23.93
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$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
$30,943 - $55,999  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,045  
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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$31,285 - $53,858  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 188
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.70 - $23.93  
   
Overtime
$19.29 - $37.50  
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 - $4,045  
   
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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$31,285 - $53,858  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | 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 transition into a Travel Consultant position may see pay fall slightly. Median compensation for Travel Consultants sits around the $35K per year mark.

Corporate Travel Consultant Job Listings

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Corporate Travel Consultants in search of the best pay head to BCD Travels, where the median salary rolls in at $43K. Although pay is top-notch overall, it does seem to be curbed at $51K, which isn't dramatically higher than the lower-end figure of $34K.

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 $57K.


Typical Corporate Travel Consultants report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Travel Planning, Customer Service, 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.


For Corporate Travel Consultants, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $34K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $40K. For Corporate Travel Consultants, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $43K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $44K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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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

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
7%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
50%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 15%
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