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Travel Consultant Salary

Roughly three in five of Travel Consultants in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $24K to $52K per year, and the average comes out to $39K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While some workers in this profession — just under a third — do not have any health coverage, the greater part do receive medical benefits and a little over a half have dental insurance. There are far more female Travel Consultants who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 83 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,739 - $53,581
(Median)
$25K
$39K
$54K
MEDIAN: $38,562
10%
50%
90%

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$10.16 - $20.75
(Median)
$10
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $14.00
10%
50%
90%

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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
$24,739 - $53,581  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,915  
Profit Sharing
$406.95 - $3,734  
Commission
$906 - $24,242  
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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$24,031 - $52,486  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 135
National Hourly Rate 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$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.16 - $20.75  
   
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 - $3,915  
   
Commission
$906 - $24,242  
Profit Sharing
$406.95 - $3,734  
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).
)
$24,031 - $52,486  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 86

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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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Although some Travel Consultants become Corporate Travel Consultant, this progression is not the norm. However, the latter position does pay a little more at $42K. More often, however, Travel Consultants go on to become Travel Agents or Travel Counselors.

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Typical Travel Consultants report a focused set of job skills. Travel Planning and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Aptitude in Customer Service tends to also indicate an understanding of Travel Planning.

Pay by Experience Level for Travel Consultant

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $30K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $35K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $40K. 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 $42K on average.

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Experience Affects Travel Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$36,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Travel Consultant Salaries

Travel Planning
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

National Average
$36,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 28%
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