2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
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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- Average salary
- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
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.
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.
|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
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|
|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|
|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|
|Scheduled Air Transportation||$30800||$14.81|