The average hourly pay for a Travel Agent is $15.12.
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Job Description for Travel Agent
A travel agent assists individuals or groups of persons in planning and booking travel. This can include facilitating ticket purchases for transportation, reserving accommodations, and renting cars. Travel agents can also assist people in booking vacation packages, tours, and visits to specific locations of interest. Agents typically make money by earning commissions for booking these arrangements from the providers themselves. One of the main tools at a travel agent's disposal is permissions t…Read more
Travel Agent Tasks
- Respond to incoming requests and conduct research on travel planning and itinerary customization.
- Draft service contracts for group travel.
- Build rapport with individual customers to secure new clients and maintain a consistent customer base.
- Provide counseling and support for customer requests, and review documents for accuracy.
Popular Employer Salaries for Travel Agent
The top respondents for the job title Travel Agent are from the companies Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), AAA Tourism and Omega World Travel, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) where the average pay is $22.37. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Travel Leaders and American Express Co. (AMEX), earning around $18.77 and $17.81, respectively. The Walt Disney Company pays the lowest at around $11.76. AAA Tourism and AAA Mid-Atlantic Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $13.76 and $15.55, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Travel Agent
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Sabre and Travel Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Sales, Customer Service and Travel Planning.
Pay by Experience Level for Travel Agent
An entry-level Travel Agent with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.48 based on 55 salaries. An early career Travel Agent with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.66 based on 309 salaries. A mid-career Travel Agent with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.69 based on 136 salaries. An experienced Travel Agent with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.35 based on 179 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $18.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Travel Agent in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 34.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Phoenix, Arizona (28.8% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (25.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Seattle, Washington (2.1% less) and Los Angeles, California (0.8% less).
Years of Experience
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