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October 30, 2016

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Travel Agent Job Description

Travel Agents Plan and sell transportation and accommodations for travel agency customers. Determine destination, modes of transportation, travel dates, costs, and accommodations required.

Travel Agent Salary Statistics as of 2015

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Average annual salary for a Travel Agent is $33163 based on statistics in the U.S. as of 2015. The highest salary recorded was $49263. The lowest salary reported was $21972. These figures will vary on a state to state basis as these are averages across all 50 states.

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Median hourly wage for a Travel Agent is $10.4 based on statistics in the U.S. as of 2015. The highest hourly rate recorded was $12.1. The lowest hourly rate recorded was $8.7. These figures will vary on a state to state basis as these are averages across all 50 states.

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Bonuses for a Travel Agent are based on the years of experience using statistics from the U.S. as of 2015. The average bonus recorded was $497.61 from people with 15+ years of experience. The average bonus recorded was $509 from people with under 1 year of experience.

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These are the highest paying states for a Travel Agent. These numbers are based off the median annual salary as of 2015.
California – $23,834 – $54,791
Florida – $23,264 – $45,848
Illinois – $21,699 – $50,223
Massachusetts – $23,315 – $73,974
New Jersey – $29,189 – $40,000
New York – $26,553 – $58,175
Texas – $20,000 – $55,000

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These are the highest paying cities for a Travel Agent. These numbers are based off the median annual salary as of 2015.
New York, New York –
Chicago, Illinois –
Boston, Massachusetts –
Los Angeles, California –
Jacksonville, Florida –
Houston, Texas –
San Diego, California –

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This chart outlines the average annual salary of a Travel Agent from the past 5 years. In 2015 the average annual salary was $33163 while in 2007 it was just $30754.79

How To Become a Travel Agent

Travel agents are not required to have a bachelors degree but some type of training is desired. Travel agents programs are popular in vocational schools. There are also professional organizations like the the International Airlines travel Agent Network which offer an accreditation program for travel agents. With the advent of the internet it is very easy to find information about a specific location. One of the main challenges for travel agents is the need to create and effectively communicate their their value added proposition. Many people prefer to do their own research for a trip. When consumers do all of their own research the travel agents are cut out of the purchase cycle.

Job Outlook

Gender Statistics

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83%

17%

Based on our stats gathered across the U.S. 83% of Travel Agents were females while 17% were males. These numbers are based on averages across all states combined. Some individual states may have a much different ratio however.

Past Jobs

Travel Counselor
$24,772 – $44,994
Travel Consultant
$22,768 – $48,869
Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agent or Travel Clerk
$18,295 – $43,032

Future Jobs

Administrative Assistant
$21,304 – $43,499
Travel Desk Manager, Corporate
$30,914 – $74,226
Travel Agency Manager
$28,153 – $64,839


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