Travel Consultant Salary

Travel Consultants who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up about three in five of Travel Consultants. Pay fluctuates from $24K to $52K per year, but expected earnings average $38K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and nearly one in four lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the greater part and dental coverage is claimed by the larger part. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 83 percent of Travel Consultants are female. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$24,613 - $53,340
(Median)
$25K
$38K
$53K
MEDIAN: $37,977
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$10.15 - $20.67
(Median)
$10
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,613 - $53,340  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,980  
Profit Sharing
$486.05 - $1,323  
Commission
$919 - $24,114  
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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$23,948 - $52,316  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 131
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.15 - $20.67  
   
Overtime
$13.00 - $31.43  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,980  
   
Commission
$919 - $24,114  
Profit Sharing
$486.05 - $1,323  
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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$23,948 - $52,316  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 85

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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.

Common Career Paths for Travel Consultant


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It is somewhat unusual to come across Travel Consultants who move on to become Corporate Travel Consultants, but it does happen from time to time, and the median salary for that position sits slightly higher at $42K. A more common career path for Travel Consultants is stepping into the role of Travel Agent or Travel Counselor.

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Professional skills reported by Travel Consultants are few in number. Travel Planning and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 5 percent and 3 percent, respectively. It is not unusual for someone who knows Customer Service to be familiar with Travel Planning as well.

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. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $30K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $35K. Travel Consultants with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $40K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $42K.

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Experience Affects Travel Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

National Average
$35,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Travel Consultant Salaries


Customer Service
up arrow 3%

National Average
$35,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 26%