Talent Agent Salary

An average Talent Agent in the United States can expect to take home roughly $47K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Talent Agents. While some workers in this profession — nearly one in four — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and more than two-fifths have dental insurance. Women make up the majority of Talent Agents (64 percent) who completed the questionnaire. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$27,449 - $97,444
$27K
$47K
$97K
MEDIAN: $47,173
10%
50%
90%

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$10.48 - $14.00
$12
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$27,449 - $97,444  
   
Bonus
$501 - $20,568  
Profit Sharing
$3,250  
Commission
$12,500  
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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$26,024 - $101,367  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 71
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$500$1K$1K
Hourly Rate
$12.00  
   
Overtime
$19.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$501 - $20,568  
   
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).
)
$26,024 - $101,367  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9
© PayScale, Inc. @ www.payscale.com

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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: $47,391

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

New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Talent Agents, 27 percent higher than the national average. Talent Agents will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+23 percent).

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Key Stats for Talent Agent

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects Talent Agent Salaries

Experienced
▲98%

Mid-Career
▲69%

National Average
$47,000

▼17%

Skills That Affect Talent Agent Salaries

Contract Negotiation
▲14%

National Average
$47,000

Sales
▼5%

Negotiation
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
vision benefits
Vision: 31%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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