How Much Do Travel Agents Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Travel Agents

Travel Agents plan and sell transportation and accommodations for customers. Determine destination, modes of transportation, travel dates, costs, and accommodations required. May also describe, plan, and arrange itineraries and sell tour packages. May assist in resolving clients' travel problems.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$46650 per year
Hourly wage
$22 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$25,230 to $32,010 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$12 to $15 per hour

Entry-level Travel Agents with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $25,230 to $32,010 per year or $12 to $15 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Travel Agents to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $35 $73,360
Senior (Top 25%) $27 $56,520
Middle (Mid 50%) $20 $42,350
Junior (Bottom 25%) $15 $32,010
No experience (Bottom 10%) $12 $25,230

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
WA $30 $62,040
AZ $26 $54,550
DC $26 $54,470
CA $26 $53,700
MA $25 $52,050
NJ $25 $51,410
TN $25 $51,350
MD $25 $51,050
NH $24 $50,310
DE $24 $50,040

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Travel Agent is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like WA doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at WA might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Travel Agents are in the states of WA, AZ, DC, CA and MA.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities $64540 $31.03
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities $57780 $27.78
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services $56200 $27.02
Insurance Carriers $54400 $26.16
Scientific Research and Development Services $52420 $25.20
Management of Companies and Enterprises $50460 $24.26
Nonscheduled Air Transportation $49890 $23.99
Charter Bus Industry $47820 $22.99
Other Support Services $47150 $22.67
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services $46590 $22.40
Nondepository Credit Intermediation $46430 $22.32
Employment Services $45920 $22.07
Educational Support Services $43430 $20.88
Computer Systems Design and Related Services $40030 $19.25
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $35840 $17.23
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations $34420 $16.55
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land $34270 $16.48
Traveler Accommodation $32680 $15.71
Scheduled Air Transportation $30800 $14.81
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