The average pay for a Travel Agent is $35,620 per year.
Travel Agent Total Pay (?
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$24,315 - $49,743
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MEDIAN: $35,620
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Travel Agent Total Pay (?
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$9.82 - $19.76
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,315 - $49,743  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,068  
Profit Sharing
$297.99 - $5,011  
Commission
$0.00 - $12,296  
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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$22,713 - $48,716  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,012
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.82 - $19.76  
   
Overtime
$10.36 - $29.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,068  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $12,296  
Profit Sharing
$297.99 - $5,011  
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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$22,713 - $48,716  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,012
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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.
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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
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$34,000
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Experience Affects Travel Agent Salaries

National Average
$34,000

Skills That Affect Travel Agent Salaries

Travel Planning
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Customer Service
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National Average
$34,000
Sales
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Gender
Female
86%
female alumni
 
Male
14%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
29%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 61% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 36%
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