Median pay for Talent Agents in the United States is around $48K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. For the most part, Talent Agents enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just over one in five lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and just over two-fifths have dental, too. The majority of Talent Agents (60 percent) who took the survey are female. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$26,607 - $98,633
$27K
$48K
$99K
MEDIAN: $47,859
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$10.14 - $18.74
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MEDIAN: $13.76
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$26,607 - $98,633  
   
Bonus
$500 - $20,608  
Profit Sharing
$3,250  
Commission
$12,500  
Total Pay (?
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$26,521 - $101,736  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 68
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.14 - $18.74  
   
Overtime
$19.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$500 - $20,608  
   
Commission
$12,500  
Profit Sharing
$3,250  
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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$26,521 - $101,736  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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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

  • Work with talent to identify skills and appropriate bookings.
  • Defend clients and handle problems with performance, payment or other matters.
  • Negotiate with clients and talent for appropriate pricing and scheduling.
  • Work with venues and hiring managers to make bookings and develop long-term relationships.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,360

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Talent Agents in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 32 percent above the national average. Talent Agents will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+25 percent).

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Key Stats for Talent Agent

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
050
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects Talent Agent Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 112%

Mid-Career
up arrow 76%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Talent Agent Salaries

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 5%

Sales
0%

National Average
$45,000

Negotiation
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
vision benefits
Vision: 32%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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