Reservationist Salary

Women comprise the majority of Reservationists in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $11.90 per hour on average. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just over two-fifths lack coverage. On the flip side, a little over a half have medical insurance and a little less than one-half receive dental plans. The majority of Reservationists claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$22,647 - $38,310

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$9.26 - $15.25

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$22,647 - $38,310  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,041  
Commission
$203.47 - $4,913  
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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$20,216 - $34,824  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.26 - $15.25  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $25.50  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,041  
   
Commission
$203.47 - $4,913  
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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$20,216 - $34,824  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 134
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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

  • 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.
  • Process accurate records for coding and tracking reservations and advanced deposits.
  • Answer telephones and enter guest reservations into the computer system.
  • Change and cancel reservations as guest requests.

Common Career Paths for Reservationist


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At the upper end, Reservationists who move into a Reservations Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Reservations Managers is a much higher $39K per year.

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Reservationists who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Customer Relationship Management and Phone Support are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent and 12 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Reservationist

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


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $25K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $26K. Reservationists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $27K. Reservationists with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are no higher than those with 10 to 20 years on the job.

Reservationist Advice

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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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Experience Affects Reservationist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Reservationist Salaries

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 21%

Phone Support
up arrow 12%

Customer Service
0%

National Average
$26,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 53% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 42%
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