Reservationist Salary

Most Reservationists in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $12.08 per hour. For the most part, Reservationists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and around half lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a little over a half and dental coverage is claimed by around one in three. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$21,305 - $41,923
$21K
$31K
$42K
MEDIAN: $30,625
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50%
90%

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$9.25 - $16.38
$9
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $12.08
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$21,305 - $41,923  
   
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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$19,827 - $38,118  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.25 - $16.38  
   
Hourly Tips
$4.16  
Overtime
$15.80 - $26.40  
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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$19,827 - $38,118  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 127

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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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Many Reservationists move into a Reservations Manager role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $39K per year. Becoming a Reservations Sales Agent or an Administrative Assistant is often the next step for a Reservationist.

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Pay by Experience Level for Reservationist

Pay by Experience for a Reservationist has a positive trend. An entry-level Reservationist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 91 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Reservationist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 36 salaries. An experienced Reservationist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 29 salaries. A Reservationist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 6 salaries.

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
90 %
Male
10 %

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
18%
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
▲24%

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 18 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 29%
no benefits
None: 48%
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