Travel Consultant Salary

Travel Consultants in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent approximately three in five of Travel Consultants. Salaries average out to around $39K per year and spread from $24K to $53K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under a third lack any form of coverage — but the greater part have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. The vast majority of Travel Consultants (84 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Most Travel Consultants report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$27,060 - $53,181
(Median)
$27K
$39K
$53K
MEDIAN: $39,408
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$10.20 - $21.49
(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
$27,060 - $53,181  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,966  
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $3,800  
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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$24,375 - $52,766  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 145
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.20 - $21.49  
   
Overtime
$14.54 - $33.59  
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$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,966  
   
Commission
$906 - $24,242  
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $3,800  
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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$24,375 - $52,766  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 91
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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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For Travel Consultants, advancing into a Corporate Travel Consultant role, for which the median salary is $42K, is not common but it does happen. Travel Consultants most frequently advance into Travel Agent and Travel Counselor roles even though the median salaries are $4K lower and $1K lower, respectively.

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Travel Consultants typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. 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.


Travel Consultants with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $30K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $35K. For Travel Consultants, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $40K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $42K.

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Experience Affects Travel Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$37,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Travel Consultant Salaries

Travel Planning
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
0%

National Average
$37,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 29%
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