Salary for Travel Agents

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Also known as:  Auto Travel Counselor, Certified Corporate Travel Executive, Certified Travel Counselor, Corporate Travel Expert, Travel Agent, Travel Consultant, Travel Counselor, Travel Service Consultant helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

A travel agent is an individual who is trained to assist individual's book travel arrangements for hotels, airfare, entertainment and more. Additionally a travel agent helps prepare itineraries and offers advice on the best travel choices for a customer. To sum it all up, a travel agent is an professional who can help you get the most out of your travel needs. Most travel agents work at a travel agency, though there are a handful who are self-employed. A high school diploma and a love for travel are all that is needed to work as a travel agent, though a bit of formal training never hurt anyone.

A Travel Agent can receive salaries ranging between $25,230 - $73,360 based on tenure level. will normally get an average salary of fourty-six thousand six hundred and fifty dollars annually.

can get the best compensation in Washington, which has average wages of approximately $62,040. This group of people have the highest pay levels in Management of Companies and Enterprises, where they can earn pay of $50,460.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 57.37 percent nationwide in that time.


Travel Agents tend to make the most in the following industries:

Management of Companies and Enterprises
Finance and Insurance
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Educational Services

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Accommodation and Food Services
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Transportation and Warehousing
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Educational Services
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
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