Talent Agent Salary

For Talent Agents, yearly average wages total $48K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Talent Agents like their work and job satisfaction is high. Female Talent Agents are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (65 percent) are women. Health benefits are not claimed by all — approximately one-fourth lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and just over two-fifths have dental, too. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$28,174 - $96,351
$28K
$47K
$96K
MEDIAN: $46,572
10%
50%
90%

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$9.90 - $13.76
$12
MEDIAN: $11.50
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$0$97K
Salary $28,174 - $96,351
Bonus $497 - $19,866
Profit Sharing $367
Commission $7,488
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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$26,510 - $97,509
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 73
Hourly Data $0$24
Hourly Rate $11.50
Overtime $24.50
Annual Data $0$97K
Bonus $497 - $19,866
Commission $7,488
Profit Sharing $367
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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$26,510 - $97,509
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 8

Job Description for Talent Agent

A talent agent acts as a representative and go-between for a creative individual or group and prospective employers. The talent agent helps secure paying jobs for clients and usually helps negotiate the amount of pay and other incidentals that clients will receive. Talent agents are perhaps most commonly associated with representing actors and actresses, but they also work with musicians, singers, writers, directors, and other creative professionals. The agent and clients are typically bound by a mutual contract in which the agent pledges to find satisfying work for clients, and the client promises to pay a percentage of money earned (usually around 10%) to the agent.

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Talent Agent Tasks

  • Work with talent to identify skills and appropriate bookings.
  • Defend clients and handle problems with performance, payment or other matters.
  • Negotiate with clients and talent for appropriate pricing and scheduling.
  • Work with venues and hiring managers to make bookings and develop long-term relationships.

Talent Agent Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $47,038

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Talent Agents, 25 percent above the national average. Talent Agents will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+21 percent).

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Key Stats for Talent Agent

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Talent Agent Salaries

Experienced
▲100%

Mid-Career
▲70%

National Average
$47,000

▼16%

Skills That Affect Talent Agent Salaries

Contract Negotiation
▲15%

National Average
$47,000

Sales
▼4%

Negotiation
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
no benefits
None: 29%