Women comprise the majority of Reservationists in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $11.96 per hour on average. While around half report receiving no health benefits, a little over a half do receive medical coverage, and approximately one-third have dental, as well. Most Reservationists are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$21,140 - $42,014
$21K
$31K
$42K
MEDIAN: $30,806
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$9.29 - $16.52
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$17
MEDIAN: $11.00
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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 (?
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$19,761 - $38,367  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.29 - $16.52  
   
Hourly Tips
$4.16  
Overtime
$15.70 - $26.61  
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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$19,761 - $38,367  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 131

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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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Reservationists might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Reservations Manager, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $39K per year. Reservationists typically move into roles as Reservations Sales Agents or Administrative Assistants, and those positions pay $1K more and $5K more, respectively.

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Pay by Experience Level for Reservationist

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


The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $25K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $28K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $33K. Reservationists who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $27K.

Reservationist Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Reservationist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Late-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Reservationist Salaries

Customer Relations
up arrow 29%

Typing
up arrow 27%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 19%

Phone Support
up arrow 9%


National Average
$26,000

Billing
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 34%
vision benefits
Vision: 31%
dental benefits
None: 48%
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