With three-fifths of Travel Consultants in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Travel Consultants is $40K annually and can range from $26K on the lower end to $54K per year near the higher end. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. The vast majority (84 percent) of Travel Consultants who took the survey are female. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — slightly less than a third lack any form of coverage — but the greater part have medical insurance, and a little over a half have dental, too. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$29,637 - $53,232
$30K
$40K
$53K
MEDIAN: $40,032
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50%
90%

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$10.86 - $23.94
$11
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $16.77
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,637 - $53,232  
   
Bonus
$202.73 - $8,081  
Profit Sharing
$1,064  
Commission
$0.00 - $15,000  
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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$26,177 - $53,575  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 118
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.86 - $23.94  
   
Overtime
$16.22 - $37.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$202.73 - $8,081  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $15,000  
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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$26,177 - $53,575  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 90

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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. Many Travel Consultants choose to become Travel Agents and Travel Counselors as their careers advance. However, folks in those positions report median salaries of $7K less and $4K less, respectively.

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Pay by Experience Level for Travel Consultant

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


For Travel Consultants, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $34K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $36K. For Travel Consultants, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $41K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $44K.

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Key Stats for Travel Consultant

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
041
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
41%
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Experience Affects Travel Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$40,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Entry-Level
up arrow 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 24 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
41%

Common Health Benefits

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