Travel Consultant Salary

About three-fifths of Travel Consultants in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $27K to $54K per year, and the average comes out to $40K per year. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Approximately one in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the greater part report medical coverage and a majority claim dental coverage as well. The vast majority of Travel Consultants (88 percent) who responded to the survey are women. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$29,813 - $56,138
$30K
$40K
$56K
MEDIAN: $39,911
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50%
90%

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$11.07 - $24.16
$11
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $16.73
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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
$29,813 - $56,138  
   
Bonus
$197.27 - $8,204  
Profit Sharing
$1,064  
Commission
$0.00 - $15,205  
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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$27,344 - $54,235  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 111
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.07 - $24.16  
   
Overtime
$16.11 - $37.08  
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
$197.27 - $8,204  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $15,205  
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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$27,344 - $54,235  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 83

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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Travel Consultant


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As Travel Consultants transition into upper-level roles like Corporate Travel Consultants, it's possible that they won't see a change in salary. Corporate Travel Consultants earn the same amount as Travel Consultants on average. Travel Consultants most frequently advance into Travel Agent and Travel Counselor roles even though the median salaries are $7K lower and $4K lower, respectively.

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Pay by Experience Level for Travel Consultant

Pay by Experience for a Travel Consultant has a positive trend. An entry-level Travel Consultant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 60 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Travel Consultant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 35 salaries. An experienced Travel Consultant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 55 salaries. A Travel Consultant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 81 salaries.

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Key Stats for Travel Consultant

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
42%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Travel Consultant Salaries

▲11%

▲3%

National Average
$40,000

▼10%

▼15%

Skills That Affect Travel Consultant Salaries

Customer Service
▼0%

National Average
$40,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
42%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 27%