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Talent Agent Salary (United States)

Median pay for Talent Agents in the United States is around $42K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although a fair number have medical coverage and more than two-fifths have dental coverage, one-fourth claim no health benefits at all. For the most part, Talent Agents enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Female Talent Agents are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (65 percent) are women. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Talent Agent Salary (?
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$28,693 - $105,103
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MEDIAN: $41,540
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Talent Agent Salary (?
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$9.61 - $15.46
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$28,693 - $105,103  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $30,913  
Commission
$0.17 - $27,181  
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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$23,589 - $108,496  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 115
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$9.61 - $15.46  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $30,913  
   
Commission
$0.17 - $27,181  
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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$23,589 - $108,496  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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Job Description for Talent Agent

A talent agent acts as a representative and go-between for a creative individual or group and prospective employers. The talent agent helps secure paying jobs for clients and usually helps negotiate the amount of pay and other incidentals that clients will receive. Talent agents are perhaps most commonly associated with representing actors and actresses, but they also work with musicians, singers, writers, directors, and other creative professionals. The agent and clients are typically bound by a mutual contract in which the agent pledges to find satisfying work for clients, and the client promises to pay a percentage of money earned (usually around 10%) to the agent.
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Talent Agent Tasks
  • Negotiate with clients and talent for appropriate pricing and scheduling.
  • Work with venues and hiring managers to make bookings and develop long-term relationships.
  • Work with talent to identify skills and appropriate bookings.
  • Defend clients and handle problems with performance, payment or other matters.

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Pay Difference By Location

Los Angeles
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New York
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National Average
$41,000
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Los Angeles offers some of the highest pay in the country for Talent Agents, 8 percent above the national average. Talent Agents will also find cushy salaries in New York (+7 percent).

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Experience Affects Talent Agent Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$41,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
65%
female alumni
 
Male
35%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 42%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 26%