A person working as a Travel Agent in Portugal typically earns around 3,920 EUR per month. Salaries range from 1,920 EUR (lowest) to 6,120 EUR (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Travel Agent salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Travel Agent salaries in Portugal range from 1,920 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 6,120 EUR per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 4,000 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Travel Agent(s) are earning less than 4,000 EUR while the other half are earning more than 4,000 EUR. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.
Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Travel Agent(s) are earning less than 2,660 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 2,660 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Travel Agent(s) are earning less than 5,160 EUR while 25% are earning more than 5,160 EUR.
Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary
The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Travel Agent salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Travel Agent with less than two years of experience makes approximately 2,280 EUR per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 2,930 EUR per month, 29% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 4,040 EUR per month, 38% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Travel Agent(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 5,000 EUR per month, 24% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.
If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 5,360 EUR per month, 7% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 5,720 EUR per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+29%|
|5 - 10 Years||+38%|
|10 - 15 Years||+24%|
|15 - 20 Years||+7%|
We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Travel Agent salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Travel Agent is 2,930 EUR per month.
While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 4,190 EUR per month, 43% more than someone having a High School degree.
A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 5,780 EUR per month, 38% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.
|Certificate or Diploma||+43%|
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Travel Agent employees in Portugal earn 6% more than their female counterparts.
Travel Agent(s) in Portugal are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 16 months.
The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.
The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Portugal for the year 2019. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.
A Travel Agent is considered to be a moderate bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.
44% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 56% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% of their annual salary.
The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.Company Performance Bonuses
Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.Goal-Based Bonuses
Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.Holiday / End of Year Bonuses
These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.
People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting Cast|
Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.
Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.
Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.
Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Travel Agent employees in Portugal earn 6% more than their private sector counterparts.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+3%|
|Average Salary 2019||+2%|
Travel Agent salaries in Portugal are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 2% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.
The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.
The average salary for Travel Agent is 2% less than that of Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering. Also, Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries are 18% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|All Rounder||3,510 EUR||-10%|
|Assistant Executive Housekeeper||2,850 EUR||-27%|
|Assistant Food and Beverage Director||5,560 EUR||+42%|
|Assistant Hospitality Manager||5,670 EUR||+45%|
|Assistant Storekeeper||2,330 EUR||-41%|
|Assistant Tour Manager||4,260 EUR||+9%|
|Baker and Pastrycook||2,960 EUR||-25%|
|Bakery Manager||4,410 EUR||+12%|
|Bakery Superintendent||3,510 EUR||-10%|
|Banquet Manager||3,840 EUR||-2%|
|Banquet Server||2,840 EUR||-28%|
|Bar Attendant||3,090 EUR||-21%|
|Bar Manager||4,510 EUR||+15%|
|Bar Supervisor||3,390 EUR||-14%|
|Beverage Manager||4,280 EUR||+9%|
|Bistro Attendant||2,740 EUR||-30%|
|Buffet Chef||3,960 EUR||+1%|
|Buffet Host||2,730 EUR||-30%|
|Buffet Manager||4,380 EUR||+12%|
|Butcher and Slaughterer||2,650 EUR||-32%|
|Cafeteria Manager||3,930 EUR||+0%|
|Cake Decorator||3,020 EUR||-23%|
|Casino Shift Manager||5,380 EUR||+37%|
|Chain Store Customer Support||3,670 EUR||-6%|
|Club Manager||5,050 EUR||+29%|
|Cluster Director||5,980 EUR||+53%|
|Cluster Revenue Manager||5,540 EUR||+41%|
|Cocktail Server||2,800 EUR||-29%|
|Coffee Shop Manager||4,940 EUR||+26%|
|Confectionery Baker||3,020 EUR||-23%|
|Conference Services Manager||4,160 EUR||+6%|
|Corporate Sous Chef||4,610 EUR||+18%|
|Corporate Travel Consultant||4,180 EUR||+7%|
|Culinary Assistant||3,100 EUR||-21%|
|Culinary Associate||3,260 EUR||-17%|
|Dietary Aide||3,470 EUR||-12%|
|Dining Room Supervisor||4,090 EUR||+4%|
|Duty Manager||4,360 EUR||+11%|
|Events Coordinator||3,570 EUR||-9%|
|Executive Chef||3,910 EUR||-0%|
|Executive Pastry Chef||3,490 EUR||-11%|
|Fast Food Cook||3,390 EUR||-14%|
|Fast Food Shift Supervisor||3,970 EUR||+1%|
|Fine Dining Cook||4,380 EUR||+12%|
|Fine Dining Restaurant Chef||4,520 EUR||+15%|
|Fleet Manager||4,800 EUR||+22%|
|Food and Beverage Manager||5,200 EUR||+33%|
|Food Consultant||5,310 EUR||+35%|
|Food Safety Coordinator||4,240 EUR||+8%|
|Food Server||2,750 EUR||-30%|
|Food Service Director||4,830 EUR||+23%|
|Food Service Manager||5,190 EUR||+32%|
|Food Service Sales||4,140 EUR||+6%|
|Food Service Worker||2,880 EUR||-27%|
|Front Desk Agent||3,240 EUR||-17%|
|Front Office Manager||4,640 EUR||+18%|
|Guest Service Executive||5,300 EUR||+35%|
|Guest Service Representative||3,780 EUR||-4%|
|Head Concierge||3,620 EUR||-8%|
|Hospitality Director||7,080 EUR||+81%|
|Hostess / Host||3,780 EUR||-4%|
|Hotel Desk Clerk||2,870 EUR||-27%|
|Hotel Maid||1,980 EUR||-50%|
|Hotel Manager||7,020 EUR||+79%|
|Hotel Sales Manager||5,530 EUR||+41%|
|Hotel Service Supervisor||4,750 EUR||+21%|
|Hotel Staff||3,550 EUR||-9%|
|Inventory Coordinator||3,090 EUR||-21%|
|Kitchen Manager||3,950 EUR||+1%|
|Kitchen Staff||3,280 EUR||-16%|
|Kitchen Supervisor||3,910 EUR||-0%|
|Line Cook||4,030 EUR||+3%|
|Luggage Porter||1,840 EUR||-53%|
|Motel Manager||4,800 EUR||+22%|
|Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant||2,430 EUR||-38%|
|Production Operator||2,430 EUR||-38%|
|Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator||3,420 EUR||-13%|
|Regional Restaurant Manager||5,790 EUR||+48%|
|Restaurant Manager||5,750 EUR||+47%|
|Room Reservations Manager||5,080 EUR||+30%|
|Room Service Manager||4,950 EUR||+26%|
|Sous Chef||3,670 EUR||-6%|
|Supervisor of Food Services||4,260 EUR||+9%|
|Tour Consultant||4,320 EUR||+10%|
|Travel Agent||3,920 EUR||-0%|
|Travel Consultant||4,040 EUR||+3%|
|Waiter / Waitress||2,820 EUR||-28%|