Travel Agent Salary

The average pay for a Travel Agent is $36,277 per year.

$24,595 - $53,595
$25K
$36K
$54K
MEDIAN: $35,902
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50%
90%

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$10.61 - $21.39
$11
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $14.74
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,595 - $53,595  
   
Bonus
$97.71 - $10,137  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $14,681  
Commission
$0.00 - $20,365  
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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$24,230 - $51,854  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 302
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.61 - $21.39  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.59  
Overtime
$14.62 - $34.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$97.71 - $10,137  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $20,365  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $14,681  
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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$24,230 - $51,854  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 268

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Job Description for Travel Agent

A travel agent assists individuals or groups of persons in planning and booking travel. This can include facilitating ticket purchases for transportation, reserving accommodations, and renting cars. Travel agents can also assist people in booking vacation packages, tours, and visits to specific locations of interest. Agents typically make money by earning commissions for booking these arrangements from the providers themselves.

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Travel Agent Tasks

  • Respond to incoming requests and conduct research on travel planning and itinerary customization.
  • Draft service contracts for group travel.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Travel Agent


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Pay by Experience Level for Travel Agent

Pay by Experience for a Travel Agent has a positive trend. An entry-level Travel Agent with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 246 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Travel Agent with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 103 salaries. An experienced Travel Agent which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 143 salaries. A Travel Agent with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 162 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $34,743

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Key Stats for Travel Agent

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 62 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
28%
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Experience Affects Travel Agent Salaries

▲19%

▲4%

National Average
$35,000

▼1%

▼7%

Skills That Affect Travel Agent Salaries


National Average
$35,000


▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 33%
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