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Travel Agent Average Salary in Portugal 2020

How much money does a Travel Agent make in Portugal?

Average Monthly Salary
3,920 EUR
( 47,000 EUR yearly)


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 Salary Distribution in Portugal

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Travel Agent salaries in Portugal range from 1,920 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 6,120 EUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median 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.

  • Percentiles

    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.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

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

Travel Agent Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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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.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

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.

Travel Agent average salary change by experience in Portugal

0 - 2 Years
2,280 EUR
2 - 5 Years+29%
2,930 EUR
5 - 10 Years+38%
4,040 EUR
10 - 15 Years+24%
5,000 EUR
15 - 20 Years+7%
5,360 EUR
20+ Years+7%
5,720 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Travel Agent Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Travel Agent(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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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.

Travel Agent average salary difference by education level in Portugal

High School
2,930 EUR
Certificate or Diploma+43%
4,190 EUR
Bachelor's Degree+38%
5,780 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Travel Agent Salary Comparison By Gender

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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.

3,800 EUR
4,020 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Portugal for all Careers

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Travel Agent Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Portugal

How much are annual salary increments in Portugal for Travel Agent(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Travel Agent

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.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Portugal Travel Agent
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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Portugal / All Professions

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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.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

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

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Portugal is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Information Technology

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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Travel Agent Bonus and Incentive Rates in Portugal

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Portugal Travel Agent
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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.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

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.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

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.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting 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.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

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.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

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.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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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.

Private Sector
4,730 EUR
Public Sector+6%
5,010 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Travel Agent Salary Trend and Forecast in Portugal

How are Travel Agent salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

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Average Salary 2016
3,480 EUR
Average Salary 2017+4%
3,610 EUR
Average Salary 2018+3%
3,710 EUR
Average Salary 2019+2%
3,780 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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.

Travel Agent Average Hourly Wage in Portugal

23 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Portugal is 23 EUR. This means that the average Travel Agent in Portugal earns approximately 23 EUR for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

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.

Travel Agent VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Travel Agent and Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering monthly Portugal
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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.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
All Rounder3,510 EUR-10%
Assistant Executive Housekeeper2,850 EUR-27%
Assistant Food and Beverage Director5,560 EUR+42%
Assistant Hospitality Manager5,670 EUR+45%
Assistant Storekeeper2,330 EUR-41%
Assistant Tour Manager4,260 EUR+9%
Baker and Pastrycook2,960 EUR-25%
Bakery Manager4,410 EUR+12%
Bakery Superintendent3,510 EUR-10%
Banquet Manager3,840 EUR-2%
Banquet Server2,840 EUR-28%
Bar Attendant3,090 EUR-21%
Bar Manager4,510 EUR+15%
Bar Supervisor3,390 EUR-14%
Barista3,170 EUR-19%
Bartender3,070 EUR-22%
Bellman2,450 EUR-38%
Beverage Manager4,280 EUR+9%
Bistro Attendant2,740 EUR-30%
Buffet Chef3,960 EUR+1%
Buffet Host2,730 EUR-30%
Buffet Manager4,380 EUR+12%
Butcher and Slaughterer2,650 EUR-32%
Cafeteria Manager3,930 EUR+0%
Cake Decorator3,020 EUR-23%
Casino Shift Manager5,380 EUR+37%
Chain Store Customer Support3,670 EUR-6%
Chef3,830 EUR-2%
Club Manager5,050 EUR+29%
Cluster Director5,980 EUR+53%
Cluster Revenue Manager5,540 EUR+41%
Cocktail Server2,800 EUR-29%
Coffee Shop Manager4,940 EUR+26%
Concierge2,750 EUR-30%
Confectionery Baker3,020 EUR-23%
Conference Services Manager4,160 EUR+6%
Cook3,490 EUR-11%
Corporate Sous Chef4,610 EUR+18%
Corporate Travel Consultant4,180 EUR+7%
Croupier3,530 EUR-10%
Culinary Assistant3,100 EUR-21%
Culinary Associate3,260 EUR-17%
Dietary Aide3,470 EUR-12%
Dining Room Supervisor4,090 EUR+4%
Dishwasher1,820 EUR-54%
Duty Manager4,360 EUR+11%
Events Coordinator3,570 EUR-9%
Executive Chef3,910 EUR-0%
Executive Pastry Chef3,490 EUR-11%
Fast Food Cook3,390 EUR-14%
Fast Food Shift Supervisor3,970 EUR+1%
Fine Dining Cook4,380 EUR+12%
Fine Dining Restaurant Chef4,520 EUR+15%
Fleet Manager4,800 EUR+22%
Food and Beverage Manager5,200 EUR+33%
Food Consultant5,310 EUR+35%
Food Safety Coordinator4,240 EUR+8%
Food Server2,750 EUR-30%
Food Service Director4,830 EUR+23%
Food Service Manager5,190 EUR+32%
Food Service Sales4,140 EUR+6%
Food Service Worker2,880 EUR-27%
Front Desk Agent3,240 EUR-17%
Front Office Manager4,640 EUR+18%
Guest Service Executive5,300 EUR+35%
Guest Service Representative3,780 EUR-4%
Head Concierge3,620 EUR-8%
Hospitality Director7,080 EUR+81%
Hostess / Host3,780 EUR-4%
Hotel Desk Clerk2,870 EUR-27%
Hotel Maid1,980 EUR-50%
Hotel Manager7,020 EUR+79%
Hotel Sales Manager5,530 EUR+41%
Hotel Service Supervisor4,750 EUR+21%
Hotel Staff3,550 EUR-9%
Inventory Coordinator3,090 EUR-21%
Kitchen Manager3,950 EUR+1%
Kitchen Staff3,280 EUR-16%
Kitchen Supervisor3,910 EUR-0%
Line Cook4,030 EUR+3%
Luggage Porter1,840 EUR-53%
Motel Manager4,800 EUR+22%
Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant2,430 EUR-38%
Production Operator2,430 EUR-38%
Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator3,420 EUR-13%
Receptionist3,220 EUR-18%
Regional Restaurant Manager5,790 EUR+48%
Restaurant Manager5,750 EUR+47%
Room Reservations Manager5,080 EUR+30%
Room Service Manager4,950 EUR+26%
Sous Chef3,670 EUR-6%
Supervisor of Food Services4,260 EUR+9%
Tour Consultant4,320 EUR+10%
Travel Agent3,920 EUR-0%
Travel Consultant4,040 EUR+3%
Waiter / Waitress2,820 EUR-28%

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