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Travel Agent Average Salary in United States 2022

How much money does a Travel Agent make in United States?

Average Yearly Salary
61,300 USD
( 5,110 USD monthly)


A person working as a Travel Agent in United States typically earns around 61,300 USD per year. Salaries range from 28,800 USD (lowest) to 96,900 USD (highest).

This is the average yearly 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 United States

Median and salary distribution yearly United States Travel Agent
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Travel Agent salaries in United States range from 28,800 USD per year (minimum salary) to 96,900 USD per year (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 65,000 USD per year, which means that half (50%) of people working as Travel Agent(s) are earning less than 65,000 USD while the other half are earning more than 65,000 USD. 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 42,200 USD while 75% of them are earning more than 42,200 USD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Travel Agent(s) are earning less than 85,800 USD while 25% are earning more than 85,800 USD.

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 yearly United States 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 33,200 USD per year.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 45,800 USD per year, 38% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 65,200 USD per year, 42% 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 79,500 USD per year, 22% 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 84,000 USD per year, 6% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 91,500 USD per year, 9% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Travel Agent average salary change by experience in United States

0 - 2 Years
33,200 USD
2 - 5 Years+38%
45,800 USD
5 - 10 Years+42%
65,200 USD
10 - 15 Years+22%
79,500 USD
15 - 20 Years+6%
84,000 USD
20+ Years+9%
91,500 USD
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.

Salary comparison by education level yearly United States Travel Agent
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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 39,700 USD per year.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 60,100 USD per year, 51% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 90,100 USD per year, 50% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Travel Agent average salary difference by education level in United States

High School
39,700 USD
Certificate or Diploma+51%
60,100 USD
Bachelor's Degree+50%
90,100 USD
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

Salary comparison by gender yearly United States Travel Agent
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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 United States earn 5% less than their female counterparts on average.

59,800 USD
63,000 USD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in United States for all Careers

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Travel Agent Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in United States

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

Travel Agent

Travel Agent(s) in United States are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 16 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.

United States / All Professions

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 United States is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in United States for the year 2021. 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 United States

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

42% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 58% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% 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.

Travel Agent Average Hourly Wage in United States

29 USD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in United States is 29 USD. This means that the average Travel Agent in United States earns approximately 29 USD 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 yearly United States
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The average salary for Travel Agent is 3% less than that of Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering. Also, Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries are 33% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

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All Rounder38,600 USD-37%
Assistant Executive Housekeeper28,500 USD-54%
Assistant Food and Beverage Director119,000 USD+94%
Assistant Hospitality Manager132,000 USD+120%
Assistant Storekeeper25,200 USD-59%
Assistant Tour Manager62,700 USD+2%
Baker and Pastrycook34,500 USD-44%
Bakery Manager71,500 USD+17%
Bakery Superintendent46,100 USD-25%
Banquet Manager50,300 USD-18%
Banquet Server32,100 USD-48%
Bar Attendant32,600 USD-47%
Bar Manager67,300 USD+10%
Bar Supervisor43,200 USD-30%
Barista38,000 USD-38%
Bartender35,800 USD-42%
Bellman31,000 USD-49%
Beverage Manager75,300 USD+23%
Bistro Attendant31,400 USD-49%
Buffet Chef57,000 USD-7%
Buffet Host31,400 USD-49%
Buffet Manager72,200 USD+18%
Butcher and Slaughterer25,200 USD-59%
Cafeteria Manager59,200 USD-3%
Cake Decorator37,500 USD-39%
Casino Shift Manager111,000 USD+81%
Chain Store Customer Support48,300 USD-21%
Chef57,400 USD-6%
Club Manager111,000 USD+81%
Cluster Director148,000 USD+140%
Cluster Revenue Manager108,000 USD+76%
Cocktail Server30,500 USD-50%
Coffee Shop Manager107,000 USD+74%
Concierge28,700 USD-53%
Confectionery Baker36,800 USD-40%
Conference Services Manager70,100 USD+14%
Cook52,100 USD-15%
Corporate Sous Chef88,600 USD+44%
Corporate Travel Consultant88,900 USD+45%
Croupier41,500 USD-32%
Culinary Assistant28,200 USD-54%
Culinary Associate26,300 USD-57%
Dietary Aide58,700 USD-4%
Dining Room Supervisor54,300 USD-11%
Dishwasher25,000 USD-59%
Duty Manager75,000 USD+22%
Events Coordinator46,100 USD-25%
Executive Chef70,400 USD+15%
Executive Pastry Chef54,700 USD-11%
Fast Food Cook50,600 USD-17%
Fast Food Shift Supervisor54,000 USD-12%
Fine Dining Cook83,200 USD+36%
Fine Dining Restaurant Chef90,500 USD+48%
Fleet Manager150,000 USD+140%
Food and Beverage Manager112,000 USD+83%
Food Consultant94,700 USD+54%
Food Safety Coordinator72,000 USD+17%
Food Server29,600 USD-52%
Food Service Director115,000 USD+88%
Food Service Manager119,000 USD+94%
Food Service Sales76,200 USD+24%
Food Service Worker30,000 USD-51%
Front Desk Agent34,800 USD-43%
Front Office Manager65,800 USD+7%
Guest Service Executive100,000 USD+63%
Guest Service Representative38,900 USD-37%
Head Concierge48,100 USD-22%
Hospitality Director176,000 USD+190%
Hostess / Host34,100 USD-44%
Hotel Desk Clerk33,800 USD-45%
Hotel Maid26,600 USD-57%
Hotel Manager172,000 USD+180%
Hotel Sales Manager135,000 USD+120%
Hotel Service Supervisor99,500 USD+62%
Hotel Staff32,300 USD-47%
Inventory Coordinator37,100 USD-40%
Kitchen Manager56,300 USD-8%
Kitchen Staff31,800 USD-48%
Kitchen Supervisor51,000 USD-17%
Line Cook56,400 USD-8%
Luggage Porter25,800 USD-58%
Motel Manager98,300 USD+60%
Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant34,400 USD-44%
Production Operator48,900 USD-20%
Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator56,500 USD-8%
Receptionist34,800 USD-43%
Regional Restaurant Manager133,000 USD+120%
Restaurant Manager116,000 USD+89%
Room Reservations Manager118,000 USD+92%
Room Service Manager105,000 USD+71%
Sous Chef69,400 USD+13%
Supervisor of Food Services79,400 USD+29%
Tour Consultant86,300 USD+41%
Travel Agent61,300 USD-0%
Travel Consultant88,200 USD+44%
Waiter / Waitress31,500 USD-49%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Atlanta56,900 USD
Austin69,100 USD
Baltimore61,300 USD
Boston64,900 USD
Bristol50,700 USD
Chicago72,100 USD
Cincinnati53,800 USD
Cleveland54,800 USD
Dallas69,200 USD
Denver61,100 USD
Detroit61,800 USD
Honolulu50,000 USD
Houston70,100 USD
Indianapolis62,800 USD
Iowa City50,900 USD
Jacksonville67,900 USD
Kansas City55,400 USD
Kent50,700 USD
Las Vegas58,600 USD
Long Beach55,800 USD
Los Angeles71,000 USD
Memphis63,900 USD
Miami58,800 USD
Minneapolis52,900 USD
New Orleans56,700 USD
New York70,400 USD
Oakland55,500 USD
Oklahoma City58,200 USD
Orlando51,100 USD
Philadelphia68,300 USD
Phoenix70,000 USD
Sacramento56,700 USD
San Antonio69,400 USD
San Diego68,500 USD
San Francisco67,500 USD
San Jose68,300 USD
Seattle61,900 USD
Tampa51,200 USD
Vancouver51,500 USD
Washington D.C.63,800 USD

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
Alabama63,700 USD
Alaska56,500 USD
Arizona61,700 USD
Arkansas58,100 USD
California67,400 USD
Colorado61,800 USD
Connecticut61,000 USD
Delaware57,500 USD
District of Columbia51,700 USD
Florida65,400 USD
Georgia65,300 USD
Hawaii56,700 USD
Idaho57,600 USD
Illinois69,100 USD
Indiana67,100 USD
Iowa57,000 USD
Kansas58,000 USD
Kentucky60,700 USD
Louisiana61,700 USD
Maine57,700 USD
Maryland66,200 USD
Massachusetts60,800 USD
Michigan64,200 USD
Minnesota61,700 USD
Mississippi59,000 USD
Missouri64,300 USD
Montana57,800 USD
Nebraska54,800 USD
Nevada56,900 USD
New Hampshire55,500 USD
New Jersey65,400 USD
New Mexico59,100 USD
New York70,000 USD
North Carolina62,600 USD
North Dakota52,000 USD
Ohio65,300 USD
Oklahoma60,400 USD
Oregon61,300 USD
Pennsylvania69,100 USD
Rhode Island57,600 USD
South Carolina59,300 USD
South Dakota53,800 USD
Tennessee63,700 USD
Texas69,000 USD
Utah59,600 USD
Vermont56,100 USD
Virginia62,600 USD
Washington63,000 USD
West Virginia56,900 USD
Wisconsin63,300 USD
Wyoming54,400 USD

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in United States earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
92,400 USD
Public Sector+5%
97,100 USD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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