Travel Consultant Salary

With just under three-fifths of Travel Consultants in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Travel Consultants is $39K per year and can range from $26K on the lower end to $54K per year near the higher end. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. While some workers in this profession — roughly one in four — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and the greater part have dental insurance. Women account for the majority of Travel Consultants who took the survey — 87 percent to be exact. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$29,263 - $58,214
$29K
$39K
$58K
MEDIAN: $39,359
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50%
90%

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$10.82 - $23.46
$11
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $16.78
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50%
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$0$58K
Salary $29,263 - $58,214
Bonus $0.00 - $9,787
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $4,966
Commission $0.00 - $15,319
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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$26,879 - $54,719
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 120
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $10.82 - $23.46
Overtime $13.91 - $37.19
Annual Data $0$54K
Bonus $0.00 - $9,787
Commission $0.00 - $15,319
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $4,966
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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$26,879 - $54,719
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 82

Job Description for Travel Consultant

Travel consultants assess the client’s needs and expectations for a travel experience, and then provide them with the best travel options. They work to build an ongoing relationship with the customer to open the door for future bookings through the company.

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Travel Consultant Tasks

  • Work with airline and hotel services to find best rates for customers.
  • Stay apprised of current airline industry rules and regulations and inform clients of changes that may affect them when traveling.
  • Maintain client loyalty program accounts and ensure proper point redemption procedures are followed.
  • Build and maintain relationships with clients to create convenient and affordable travel plans.

Common Career Paths for Travel Consultant


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Although some Travel Consultants become Corporate Travel Consultant, this progression is not the norm. However, the latter position does pay a little more at $43K. Travel Consultants most often advance into Travel Agent and Travel Counselor positions even though the median salaries are $5K lower and $3K lower, respectively.

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Pay by Experience Level for Travel Consultant

Pay by Experience for a Travel Consultant has a positive trend. An entry-level Travel Consultant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 60 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Travel Consultant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 35 salaries. An experienced Travel Consultant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 55 salaries. A Travel Consultant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 81 salaries.

Travel Consultant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Travel Consultant?

Travel Consultant in San Ramon:
"Beneficial experience."
Pros: Learning about new cultures.
Cons: Not working with people. The office environment. No room for advancement. Underpaid.

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Key Stats for Travel Consultant

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
43%

Experience Affects Travel Consultant Salaries

▲13%

▲5%

National Average
$39,000

▼8%

▼13%

Skills That Affect Travel Consultant Salaries

Customer Service
▲2%

National Average
$39,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
43%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 29%