Median pay for Talent Agents in the United States is around $44K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. While nearly one-fifth report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and more than a third have dental, as well. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$26,399 - $100,899
(Median)
$26K
$44K
$100K
MEDIAN: $43,922
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$10.96 - $18.87
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$11
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$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$26,399 - $100,899  
   
Bonus
$480.47 - $20,811  
Profit Sharing
$7,500  
Commission
$10,174  
Total Pay (?
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$27,737 - $103,905  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 65
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$500$1K$1.5K
Hourly Rate
$10.96 - $18.87  
   
Overtime
$20.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$1M$2M$3M
Bonus
$480.47 - $20,811  
   
Commission
$10,174  
Profit Sharing
$7,500  
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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$27,737 - $103,905  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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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

National Average: $43,749

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

New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Talent Agents, 19 percent higher than the national average. Talent Agents will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+10 percent).

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Experience Affects Talent Agent Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 115%

Mid-Career
up arrow 71%

National Average
$44,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Talent Agent Salaries

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 7%

Sales
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National Average
$44,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
medical benefits
Vision: 32%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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