Talent Agent Salary

Talent Agents in the United States can expect wages of $44K per year on average. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, approximately one-fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by more than two-fifths. Most Talent Agents like their work and job satisfaction is high. Female Talent Agents survey participants are more prevalent than men — 68 percent of professionals. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$29,132 - $117,825
(Median)
$29K
$44K
$120K
MEDIAN: $44,024
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$9.58 - $16.72
(Median)
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$14
$17
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$29,132 - $117,825  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,000  
Profit Sharing
$7,500  
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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$24,391 - $120,406  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 112
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$9.58 - $16.72  
   
Overtime
$18.00  
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
$0.00 - $25,000  
   
Commission
$1,922 - $30,913  
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).
)
$24,391 - $120,406  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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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: $41,764

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

For Talent Agents, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 20 percent above the national average. Talent Agents will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+4 percent).

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Experience Affects Talent Agent Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 84%

Mid-Career
up arrow 47%

National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Talent Agent Salaries

Sales
up arrow 8%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 3%

National Average
$42,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
medical benefits
Vision: 35%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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