Travel Counselor Salary

A Travel Counselor earns an average wage of $18.53 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.

$33,327 - $52,195
(Median)
$33K
$43K
$52K
MEDIAN: $42,554
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$12.47 - $24.12
(Median)
$12
$19
$24
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$33,327 - $52,195  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,037  
Profit Sharing
$1,600  
Commission
$1,100  
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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$28,449 - $52,799  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 65
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.47 - $24.12  
   
Overtime
$22.50 - $34.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,037  
   
Commission
$1,100  
Profit Sharing
$1,600  
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).
)
$28,449 - $52,799  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 75
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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

  • 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.
  • Ensure all travel expenses remain within an established budget.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Travel Counselor

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

Travel Counselor Reviews

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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Experience Affects Travel Counselor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
0%

National Average
$41,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Entry-Level
up arrow 26%

Skills That Affect Travel Counselor Salaries

Travel Planning
up arrow 1%

National Average
$41,000

Customer Service
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
45%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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