The majority of Travel Consultants in the United States — nearly three in five — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $26K to $54K per year, and the median is $40K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Work is enjoyable for Travel Consultants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly one-fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the greater part report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. There are far more female Travel Consultants who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 81 percent. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$29,231 - $54,001
(Median)
$29K
$40K
$54K
MEDIAN: $40,051
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50%
90%

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$10.71 - $23.54
(Median)
$11
$16
$24
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$29,231 - $54,001  
   
Bonus
$305.21 - $8,139  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
Commission
$0.00 - $25,168  
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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$25,885 - $53,684  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 125
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.71 - $23.54  
   
Overtime
$18.12 - $36.44  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$305.21 - $8,139  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $25,168  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$25,885 - $53,684  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 84
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Job Description for Travel Consultant

Travel consultants assess the client’s needs and expectations for a travel experience, and then provide them with the best travel options. They work to build an ongoing relationship with the customer to open the door for future bookings through the company.

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Travel Consultant Tasks

  • Maintain client loyalty program accounts and ensure proper point redemption procedures are followed.
  • Build and maintain relationships with clients to create convenient and affordable travel plans.
  • Work with airline and hotel services to find best rates for customers.
  • Stay apprised of current airline industry rules and regulations and inform clients of changes that may affect them when traveling.

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Travel Consultants sometimes move into a Corporate Travel Consultant role, where the salary is similar. Travel Consultants most frequently become Travel Agents and Travel Counselors even though median compensation is $6K lower and $4K lower, respectively.

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Pay by Experience Level for Travel Consultant

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


For many Travel Consultants, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $33K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $37K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $41K. Travel Consultants who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $44K on average.

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Experience Affects Travel Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$40,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Travel Consultant Salaries

Customer Service
0%

National Average
$40,000

Travel Planning
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
41%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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