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Talent Agent Salary

For Talent Agents, annual average wages total $42K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women make up the majority of Talent Agents (64 percent) who completed the questionnaire. The majority of Talent Agents claim high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — one in four — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and roughly two in five have dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$26,666 - $103,566
(Median)
$27K
$42K
$100K
MEDIAN: $41,549
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$9.61 - $17.35
(Median)
$9
$13
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$26,666 - $103,566  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $27,500  
Commission
$0.21 - $30,000  
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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$23,595 - $113,346  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 109
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$500$1K$1.5K
Hourly Rate
$9.61 - $17.35  
   
Overtime
$9.75 - $1,013  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$1M$2M$3M
Bonus
$0.00 - $27,500  
   
Commission
$0.21 - $30,000  
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).
)
$23,595 - $113,346  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | 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 is home to an above-average pay rate for Talent Agents, 8 percent higher than the national average. Talent Agents will also find cushy salaries in New York (+4 percent).

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Experience Affects Talent Agent Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 82%

Mid-Career
up arrow 41%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 41%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 26%