Travel Consultant Salary

Travel Consultants in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent roughly three-fifths of Travel Consultants. Salaries average out to around $40K annually and spread from $24K to $55K per year. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 80 percent of Travel Consultants are female. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and nearly one-fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the greater part and dental coverage is claimed by a little more than half. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$27,376 - $54,716
(Median)
$27K
$40K
$55K
MEDIAN: $40,137
10%
50%
90%

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$10.18 - $22.36
(Median)
$10
$15
$22
MEDIAN: $14.00
10%
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90%

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National Salary 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$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$27,376 - $54,716  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,966  
Profit Sharing
$1,064  
Commission
$881 - $24,497  
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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$24,121 - $54,742  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 177
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.18 - $22.36  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.50  
Overtime
$14.90 - $34.73  
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$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,966  
   
Commission
$881 - $24,497  
Profit Sharing
$1,064  
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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$24,121 - $54,742  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 113
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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 lot of Travel Consultants advance their careers by becoming Travel Agents and Travel Counselors. However, those positions offer $5K less and $3K less per year on average.

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Survey takers who work as Travel Consultants usually report a few specific skills. Travel Planning and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Travel Planning is a skill commonly found among those who know Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Travel Consultant

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


For Travel Consultants, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $31K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $36K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $41K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $43K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Travel Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$38,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Travel Consultant Salaries

Travel Planning
0%

National Average
$38,000

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
41%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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