Travel Consultant Salary

The majority of Travel Consultants in the United States — around three in five — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $24K to $55K per year, and the median is $40K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. While some workers in this profession — nearly one in four — do not have any health coverage, a majority do receive medical benefits and just over a half have dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Travel Consultants is high. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 80 percent of Travel Consultants are female. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$27,376 - $54,716
(Median)
$27K
$40K
$55K
MEDIAN: $40,137
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$10.18 - $22.36
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$15
$22
MEDIAN: $14.00
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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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For Travel Consultants, advancing into a Corporate Travel Consultant role, for which the median salary is $42K, is not common but it does happen. Many Travel Consultants go on to become Travel Agents or Travel Counselors despite the fact that median compensation in those roles is reportedly $5K lower and $3K 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. Experience with Customer Service is often linked with knowledge of Travel Planning.

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. 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. Travel Consultants see a median salary of $41K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $43K.

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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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