Talent Agent Salary

Median pay for Talent Agents in the United States is around $43K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although approximately one-fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and more than two-fifths get dental coverage, too. Job satisfaction for Talent Agents is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,087 - $115,891
(Median)
$29K
$43K
$120K
MEDIAN: $42,850
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$9.25 - $16.81
(Median)
$9
$14
$17
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$29,087 - $115,891  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,168  
Commission
$1,922 - $30,913  
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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$23,996 - $119,181  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 102
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$500$1K$1.5K
Hourly Rate
$9.25 - $16.81  
   
Overtime
$9.19 - $1,010  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$1M$2M$3M
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,168  
   
Commission
$1,922 - $30,913  
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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$23,996 - $119,181  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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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


For Talent Agents, busy Los Angeles offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 8 percent above 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 87%

Mid-Career
up arrow 44%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 43%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 26%
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