Travel Agent Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Travel Agent is $35,837 per year.
Travel Agent Total Pay (?
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$24,610 - $49,847
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MEDIAN: $35,836
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Travel Agent Total Pay (?
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$9.80 - $20.12
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,610 - $49,847  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,011  
Profit Sharing
$101.01 - $3,649  
Commission
$0.00 - $19,106  
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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$22,797 - $49,287  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 909
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.80 - $20.12  
   
Overtime
$10.07 - $30.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,011  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $19,106  
Profit Sharing
$101.01 - $3,649  
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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$22,797 - $49,287  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 909
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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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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Houston
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Boston
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Los Angeles
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Atlanta
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San Diego
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Miami
0%
Jacksonville
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Portland
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National Average
$34,000
Tampa
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Orlando
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Seattle
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Chicago
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Las Vegas
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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
85%
female alumni
 
Male
15%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
29%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 61% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 36%
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