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Travel Agent Salary (United States)

A Travel Agent earns an average salary of $36,289 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Travel Agent Salary (?
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$24,781 - $50,547
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $36,288
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Travel Agent Salary (?
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$9.82 - $20.10
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,781 - $50,547  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,114  
Profit Sharing
$99.33 - $14,093  
Commission
$0.00 - $19,433  
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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$23,282 - $49,631  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 445
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.82 - $20.10  
   
Overtime
$8.00 - $29.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,114  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $19,433  
Profit Sharing
$99.33 - $14,093  
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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$23,282 - $49,631  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 382
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Job Description for Travel Agent

A travel agent is an individual who works to assist clients in finding and creating the best travel plans. It is his or her job to take the stress away from people who are trying to plan a vacation, business trip, etc. He or she must be able to work well with all different kinds of people, ranging from those who are rich to those who are on a tight budget. A travel agent works indoors and must always have access to a computer. He or she may work with other travel agents or work alone. A travel agent may also work at a solo company or for a travel agency. As such, he or she must be capable of working in a professional manner not only with clients, but also with fellow co-workers, assistants, and other staff.
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Travel Agent Tasks
  • Build rapport with individual customers to secure new clients and maintain a consistent customer base.
  • Provide counseling and support for customer requests, and review documents for accuracy.
  • Respond to incoming requests and conduct research on travel planning and itinerary customization.
  • Draft service contracts for group travel.

Common Career Paths for Travel Agent

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Pay by Experience Level for Travel Agent

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Houston
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Boston
up arrow 23%
Los Angeles
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Atlanta
up arrow 7%
Chicago
up arrow 3%
Phoenix
up arrow 2%
Minneapolis
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Jacksonville
0%
Portland
0%
National Average
$35,000
Orlando
up arrow 4%
Tampa
up arrow 5%
Seattle
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Experience Affects Travel Agent Salaries

National Average
$35,000

Skills That Affect Travel Agent Salaries

Travel Planning
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Customer Service
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National Average
$35,000
Sales
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 124 votes.

Gender

Female
86%
female alumni
 
Male
14%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 63% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 35%