Reservationist Salary

The larger portion of Reservationists in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $12.03 per hour. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. While more than two-fifths report receiving no health benefits, just over a half do receive medical coverage, and about two in five have dental, as well. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$20,625 - $41,754
(Median)
$21K
$30K
$42K
MEDIAN: $30,045
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90%

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$9.51 - $15.45
(Median)
$9
$12
$15
MEDIAN: $12.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$20,625 - $41,754  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,576  
Commission
$3,050  
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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$20,276 - $36,242  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 23
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.51 - $15.45  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.86  
Overtime
$-0.49 - $27.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,576  
   
Commission
$3,050  
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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$20,276 - $36,242  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 157
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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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Reservationists may progress into high-paying roles like Reservations Manager, where median compensation is $39K annually.

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Survey results show that Reservationists typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, facility with Customer Relations, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Typing are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 27 percent, 20 percent, and 14 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Reservationist

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


The average inexperienced worker earns $25K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $28K. For Reservationists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $32K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $30K by contrast.

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 21%

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Reservationist Salaries

Customer Relations
up arrow 27%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 20%

Typing
up arrow 14%

Phone Support
up arrow 10%

National Average
$26,000

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
medical benefits
Vision: 30%
dental benefits
None: 45%
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