The average hourly pay for a Travel Counselor is $19.05.
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$13 - $25
$250 - $9,826
$1,400 - $5,000
$1,179 - $5,139
$29,762 - $58,930
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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 co…Read more
Travel Counselor Tasks
- 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.
- Ensure all travel expenses remain within an established budget.
- 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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Travel Counselor
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Popular Skills for Travel Counselor
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Travel Planning, Sabre and Travel Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Sales and Customer Service.
Pay by Experience Level for Travel Counselor
An early career Travel Counselor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $17.01 based on 36 salaries. A mid-career Travel Counselor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.78 based on 13 salaries. An experienced Travel Counselor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.01 based on 37 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $21.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Travel Counselor in their job title in Phoenix, Arizona earn an average of 0.6% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (36.8% less), Boston, Massachusetts (2.9% less) and Los Angeles, California (0.3% less).
Years of Experience
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