Reservationist Salary

Reservationists in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $12.11 per hour. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. While just under one-half report receiving no health benefits, just over a half do receive medical coverage, and one-third have dental, as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$21,140 - $42,014
$21K
$31K
$42K
MEDIAN: $30,806
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90%

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$9.33 - $16.69
$9
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $12.11
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$21,140 - $42,014  
   
Bonus
$187.50 - $4,250  
Commission
$3,000  
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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$19,952 - $38,616  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.33 - $16.69  
   
Hourly Tips
$4.16  
Overtime
$15.75 - $26.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$187.50 - $4,250  
   
Commission
$3,000  
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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$19,952 - $38,616  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 124

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Job Description for Reservationist

A reservationist, sometimes referred to as a reservation agent, is the person who is responsible for handling various types of reservations within their industry. This person can work for hotels, airlines, resorts, travel companies, or booking services. Ultimately, a reservationist can work in any industry which requires handling reservations.

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Reservationist Tasks

  • Answer telephones and enter guest reservations into the computer system.
  • Change and cancel reservations as guest requests.
  • Process accurate records for coding and tracking reservations and advanced deposits.
  • Maintain good relations with all guests and implement procedures for giving special attention to VIPs.
  • Enter guest reservations into the computer system while assigning reservations to the appropriate rates.

Common Career Paths for Reservationist


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Advancing into a Reservations Manager role seems to be a popular career move for Reservationists, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $39K per year. It is not uncommon for a Reservationist to continue on to become a Reservations Sales Agent or an Administrative Assistant.

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Pay by Experience Level for Reservationist

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


The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $25K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $28K on average. For Reservationists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $33K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $27K.

Reservationist Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Reservationist?

Reservationist in San Diego:
"Love to work with people."
. Hotels and be a great place to work but they can also wear you down mind and body . So Get plenty of rest and always smile. Get to work early and prepare your self but have a complete meal and drink plenty of water. You apart of a welcoming family of hard working people .

Reservationist in Tampa:
"It's All In The Details."
Being a reservationist at a private golf club with cottages - means working diligently to get all the details and making sure all departments are aware before the members and their guests arrive. Schedules, schedules, schedules. And always back it up with paperwork between you and the member or assistant.

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Key Stats for Reservationist

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Reservationist Salaries

Experienced
▲22%

Mid-Career
▲6%

Late-Career
▲1%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

Skills That Affect Reservationist Salaries

Customer Relations
▲26%

Typing
▲25%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▲16%

Phone Support
▲7%


National Average
$27,000

Billing
▼3%

Travel Planning
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 54%
dental benefits
Dental: 34%
vision benefits
Vision: 30%
dental benefits
None: 46%
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