Talent Agent Salary

Median pay for Talent Agents in the United States is around $47K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women account for the majority of Talent Agents who responded to the questionnaire — 65 percent to be exact. Approximately one in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and more than two-fifths claim dental coverage as well. The majority of Talent Agents claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$26,607 - $91,440
$27K
$47K
$91K
MEDIAN: $46,929
10%
50%
90%

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$9.92 - $14.00
$12
MEDIAN: $12.00
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$0$95K
Salary $26,607 - $91,440
Bonus $515 - $20,067
Profit Sharing $934
Commission $7,800
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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$25,766 - $95,353
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 78
Hourly Data $0$19
Hourly Rate $12.00
Overtime $19.00
Annual Data $0$95K
Bonus $515 - $20,067
Commission $7,800
Profit Sharing $934
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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$25,766 - $95,353
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 7

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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: $47,859

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

New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Talent Agents, 26 percent higher than the national average. Talent Agents will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+22 percent).

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Key Stats for Talent Agent

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
2%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Talent Agent Salaries

Experienced
▲96%

Mid-Career
▲67%

National Average
$48,000

▼18%

Skills That Affect Talent Agent Salaries

Contract Negotiation
▲13%

National Average
$48,000

Sales
▼5%

Negotiation
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
no benefits
None: 27%
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