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Talent Agent Salary

Talent Agents in the United States pull down an average of $42K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Although close to one-fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and more than two-fifths get dental coverage, too. The majority of Talent Agents (67 percent) who took the survey are female. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$29,199 - $105,103
(Median)
$29K
$42K
$110K
MEDIAN: $42,427
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$9.66 - $17.25
(Median)
$9
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$29,199 - $105,103  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,590  
Commission
$1,939 - $30,410  
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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$23,540 - $115,624  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 105
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$9.66 - $17.25  
   
Overtime
$16.58 - $25.43  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,590  
   
Commission
$1,939 - $30,410  
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).
)
$23,540 - $115,624  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28

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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


Surpassing the national average by 8 percent, Talent Agents in Los Angeles receive some of the highest pay in the country. Talent Agents will also find cushy salaries in New York (+4 percent).

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Experience Affects Talent Agent Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 87%

Mid-Career
up arrow 46%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 42%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 27%
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