A Travel Counselor earns an average wage of $19.32 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$38,092 - $63,474
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MEDIAN: $45,316
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$12.29 - $25.37
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$25
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$38,092 - $63,474  
   
Bonus
$200.00 - $30,000  
Total Pay (?
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$29,185 - $60,453  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 35
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.29 - $25.37  
   
Overtime
$28.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$200.00 - $30,000  
   
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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$29,185 - $60,453  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 45

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Job Description for Travel Counselor

Travel counselors work directly with customers to arrange travel and handle issues as efficiently and quickly as possible; challenges can range from specific booking needs to dealing with changes in plans. Travel counselors must have excellent customer service skills, building trust and loyalty with clients to ensure repeat business. Additionally, these professionals typically must sell specific products (identified by their employer) to maximize revenue. Additional duties performed by travel counselors may include making recommendations to improve their organization's offerings, giving feedback about policies and protocols, and responding to calls, in-person visits, and emails as needed.

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Travel Counselor Tasks

  • Make all necessary travel arrangements for the client, including researching locations and booking flights, accommodations, and car rental services.
  • Negotiate pricing on behalf of the client with hotels, airlines, travel companies, and other considerations.
  • Ensure all travel expenses remain within an established budget.
  • Offer the client detailed information about sightseeing, weather, and local customs and culture.
  • Consult clients to ascertain travel needs and expectations, then make appropriate recommendations.

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Travel Counselor Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Travel Counselor at Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT)?

Travel Counselor in Downers Grove:
"It's Fast Paced And Travel Changes All The Time."
Pros: The people I work with.
Cons: That we don't get as much perks as what other occunts get.

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Key Stats for Travel Counselor

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
48%
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Experience Affects Travel Counselor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 3%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$43,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Travel Counselor Salaries

National Average
$43,000


Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
48%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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