Travel Consultant Salary

Travel Consultants in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent about three in five of Travel Consultants. Salaries average out to around $39K annually and spread from $24K to $52K per year. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. There are far more female Travel Consultants who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 84 percent. Job satisfaction for Travel Consultants is high. Just under one in three of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the larger part report medical coverage and just over a half claim dental coverage as well. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$26,999 - $53,221
(Median)
$27K
$39K
$53K
MEDIAN: $39,331
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$10.20 - $21.21
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$15
$21
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$26,999 - $53,221  
   
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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$24,359 - $52,474  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 144
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.20 - $21.21  
   
Overtime
$14.54 - $33.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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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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$24,359 - $52,474  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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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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. 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 who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Travel Planning and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Many workers who know Customer Service also know Travel Planning.

Pay by Experience Level for Travel Consultant

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Travel Consultants — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $30K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $35K. For Travel Consultants, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $40K. Travel Consultants who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $42K.

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Experience Affects Travel Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$37,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Travel Consultant Salaries

Travel Planning
up arrow 3%

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
26%
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: 46% employee benefits None: 29%
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