$42,847
Avg. Salary
$19.06
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$1,983

Profit Sharing

$2,200

Commission

$4,913

The average pay for a Travel Counselor is $19.06 per hour.

The average pay for a Travel Counselor is $42,847 per year.

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$26
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MEDIAN $19
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$61k
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MEDIAN $42,847
$35,033 - $60,827
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MEDIAN: $42,847
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$13.16 - $25.58
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$0$60K
Salary $35,033 - $60,827
Bonus $299 - $10,137
Profit Sharing $2,200
Commission $4,913
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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$29,881 - $60,174
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 67
Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $13.16 - $25.58
Overtime $17.41 - $40.18
Annual Data $0$60K
Bonus $299 - $10,137
Commission $4,913
Profit Sharing $2,200
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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$29,881 - $60,174
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 86

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

  • 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.

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Travel Counselor Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Travel Counselor

Pay by Experience for a Travel Counselor has a positive trend. An entry-level Travel Counselor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 16 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Travel Counselor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 11 salaries. An experienced Travel Counselor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 21 salaries. A Travel Counselor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 35 salaries.

Travel Counselor Reviews

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

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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Key Stats for Travel Counselor

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
46%

Experience Affects Travel Counselor Salaries

Experienced
▲6%

▲2%

National Average
$42,000

Mid-Career
▼5%

Entry-Level
▼11%

Skills That Affect Travel Counselor Salaries

Travel Planning
▼0%

Customer Service
▼0%

National Average
$42,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
46%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 21%