Salary for Travel Agents

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 talent cluster and get scouted 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 get wages ranging from 24000 and 36000 depending on education and experience. Travel Agents earn a pay level of Thirty Four Thousand dollars per year.

Travel Agents can expect the most salary in Virginia, where they can earn normal pay levels of near $39710. Employees who work in this job are compensated highest in Management of Companies and Enterprises, where they receive average pay of $47410.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 14.54 percent nationwide in that time.


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

Other Services (except Public Administration)
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Health Care and Social Assistance
Retail Trade

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Accommodation and Food Services
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Finance and Insurance
Educational Services