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Travel Agent Average Salary in Belgium 2020

How much money does a Travel Agent make in Belgium?


Average Monthly Salary
5,120 EUR
( 61,400 EUR yearly)

LOW
2,510
EUR
AVERAGE
5,120
EUR
HIGH
7,990
EUR

A person working as a Travel Agent in Belgium typically earns around 5,120 EUR per month. Salaries range from 2,510 EUR (lowest) to 7,990 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 Belgium

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

  • Salary Range

    Travel Agent salaries in Belgium range from 2,510 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 7,990 EUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 5,220 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Travel Agent(s) are earning less than 5,220 EUR while the other half are earning more than 5,220 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 3,480 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 3,480 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Travel Agent(s) are earning less than 6,740 EUR while 25% are earning more than 6,740 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?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Belgium Travel Agent
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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 2,980 EUR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 3,820 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 5,280 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 6,540 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 7,000 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 7,470 EUR per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Travel Agent average salary change by experience in Belgium

0 - 2 Years
2,980 EUR
2 - 5 Years+29%
3,820 EUR
5 - 10 Years+38%
5,280 EUR
10 - 15 Years+24%
6,540 EUR
15 - 20 Years+7%
7,000 EUR
20+ Years+7%
7,470 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 3,820 EUR per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 5,470 EUR per month, 43% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 7,550 EUR per month, 38% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.


Travel Agent average salary difference by education level in Belgium

High School
3,820 EUR
Certificate or Diploma+43%
5,470 EUR
Bachelor's Degree+38%
7,550 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 Belgium earn 7% more than their female counterparts.

Female
4,930 EUR
Male+7%
5,260 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Belgium for all Careers

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Travel Agent Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Belgium

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

Travel Agent

Travel Agent(s) in Belgium are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 17 months.

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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.

Belgium / 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 Belgium is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Banking
3%
Energy
6%
Information Technology
9%
Healthcare
3%
Travel
6%
Construction
9%
Education
3%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Belgium 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 Belgium

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Belgium 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.

43% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 57% 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
57%
No Bonus
43%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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 Belgium earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts.

Private Sector
6,040 EUR
Public Sector+5%
6,370 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Travel Agent Salary Trend and Forecast in Belgium

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
4,550 EUR
Average Salary 2017+4%
4,710 EUR
Average Salary 2018+3%
4,850 EUR
Average Salary 2019+2%
4,940 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Travel Agent salaries in Belgium 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 Belgium


30 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Belgium is 30 EUR. This means that the average Travel Agent in Belgium earns approximately 30 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 Belgium
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The average salary for Travel Agent is 1% less than that of Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering. Also, Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries are 16% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
All Rounder4,870 EUR-5%
Assistant Executive Housekeeper4,150 EUR-19%
Assistant Food and Beverage Director7,310 EUR+43%
Assistant Hospitality Manager7,920 EUR+55%
Assistant Storekeeper3,370 EUR-34%
Assistant Tour Manager5,840 EUR+14%
Baker and Pastrycook4,210 EUR-18%
Bakery Manager5,670 EUR+11%
Bakery Superintendent5,120 EUR=
Banquet Manager4,800 EUR-6%
Banquet Server4,150 EUR-19%
Bar Attendant4,130 EUR-19%
Bar Manager5,970 EUR+17%
Bar Supervisor4,820 EUR-6%
Barista4,340 EUR-15%
Bartender4,290 EUR-16%
Bellman3,610 EUR-29%
Beverage Manager6,080 EUR+19%
Bistro Attendant4,160 EUR-19%
Buffet Chef5,270 EUR+3%
Buffet Host3,870 EUR-24%
Buffet Manager5,590 EUR+9%
Butcher and Slaughterer3,720 EUR-27%
Cafeteria Manager5,540 EUR+8%
Cake Decorator4,280 EUR-16%
Casino Shift Manager7,070 EUR+38%
Chain Store Customer Support5,260 EUR+3%
Chef5,400 EUR+5%
Club Manager6,880 EUR+34%
Cluster Director7,810 EUR+53%
Cluster Revenue Manager7,600 EUR+48%
Cocktail Server4,030 EUR-21%
Coffee Shop Manager6,460 EUR+26%
Concierge4,070 EUR-21%
Confectionery Baker4,440 EUR-13%
Conference Services Manager5,410 EUR+6%
Cook5,120 EUR=
Corporate Sous Chef6,370 EUR+24%
Corporate Travel Consultant5,670 EUR+11%
Croupier4,620 EUR-10%
Culinary Assistant4,040 EUR-21%
Culinary Associate4,410 EUR-14%
Dietary Aide4,800 EUR-6%
Dining Room Supervisor5,600 EUR+9%
Dishwasher2,870 EUR-44%
Duty Manager5,970 EUR+17%
Events Coordinator5,370 EUR+5%
Executive Chef5,460 EUR+7%
Executive Pastry Chef4,790 EUR-6%
Fast Food Cook4,730 EUR-8%
Fast Food Shift Supervisor5,180 EUR+1%
Fine Dining Cook5,700 EUR+11%
Fine Dining Restaurant Chef5,940 EUR+16%
Fleet Manager6,690 EUR+31%
Food and Beverage Manager6,430 EUR+26%
Food Consultant6,860 EUR+34%
Food Safety Coordinator5,830 EUR+14%
Food Server3,700 EUR-28%
Food Service Director6,450 EUR+26%
Food Service Manager6,960 EUR+36%
Food Service Sales5,850 EUR+14%
Food Service Worker3,850 EUR-25%
Front Desk Agent4,830 EUR-6%
Front Office Manager5,900 EUR+15%
Guest Service Executive6,540 EUR+28%
Guest Service Representative5,140 EUR+0%
Head Concierge4,760 EUR-7%
Hospitality Director8,950 EUR+75%
Hostess / Host5,140 EUR+0%
Hotel Desk Clerk3,990 EUR-22%
Hotel Maid3,010 EUR-41%
Hotel Manager8,640 EUR+69%
Hotel Sales Manager7,240 EUR+41%
Hotel Service Supervisor6,270 EUR+22%
Hotel Staff4,530 EUR-12%
Inventory Coordinator4,370 EUR-15%
Kitchen Manager5,540 EUR+8%
Kitchen Staff4,470 EUR-13%
Kitchen Supervisor4,950 EUR-3%
Line Cook5,180 EUR+1%
Luggage Porter2,870 EUR-44%
Motel Manager6,600 EUR+29%
Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant3,380 EUR-34%
Production Operator3,700 EUR-28%
Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator4,610 EUR-10%
Receptionist4,600 EUR-10%
Regional Restaurant Manager7,810 EUR+53%
Restaurant Manager7,390 EUR+44%
Room Reservations Manager6,880 EUR+34%
Room Service Manager7,020 EUR+37%
Sous Chef4,920 EUR-4%
Supervisor of Food Services5,780 EUR+13%
Tour Consultant5,350 EUR+4%
Travel Agent5,120 EUR=
Travel Consultant5,790 EUR+13%
Waiter / Waitress3,980 EUR-22%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Antwerp5,720 EUR
Brugge (Bruges)5,100 EUR
Brussel4,830 EUR
Charleroi5,220 EUR
Gent (Ghent)5,810 EUR
Leuven4,740 EUR
Liege5,460 EUR
Namur4,960 EUR
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