Travel Counselor Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Travel Counselor is $39,707 per year.
Travel Counselor Salary (?
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$30,410 - $50,144
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MEDIAN: $39,706
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Travel Counselor Salary (?
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$11.90 - $21.41
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$30,410 - $50,144  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,250  
Profit Sharing
$700 - $1,600  
Commission
$100.00 - $7,000  
Total Pay (?
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$26,792 - $49,858  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 79
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.90 - $21.41  
   
Overtime
$15.21 - $33.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,250  
   
Commission
$100.00 - $7,000  
Profit Sharing
$700 - $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).
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$26,792 - $49,858  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 79
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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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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 13%
Experienced
up arrow 1%
National Average
$38,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Skills That Affect Travel Counselor Salaries

Travel Planning
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National Average
$38,000
Customer Service
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
79%
female alumni
 
Male
21%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 15%