How Much Does A Travel Agent Make?

For those who love to work in the travel industry, a career as a travel agent would be quite fulfilling. They provide very valuable service to travelers who want their trips to be as hassle-free as possible. Two other reasons why those who are looking for a career that would fuse travel and customer service together are the minimal educational requirements and the average pay.

The positive employment outlook for in the next few years for this profession is also another draw for those who want to work as travel agents.

Travel Agent Salary

Average Travel Agent Annual Salary

$39,900

The average annual salary for travel agents is $39,900 a year. Salaries start at $20,670 a year and go up to $61,890 a year.

Average Travel Agent Hourly Wage

$19.18

The average hourly wage for a travel agent is $19.18. Hourly wages were between $9.94 and $29.75 an hour.

Stats were based out of 68,680 employed travel agents in the United States.

Does Your Pay Depend On Your Experience?

Executive Travel Agent

$61,890/year $29.75/hour

(Top 10% of Travel Agents)


Senior Travel Agent

$48,600/year $23.36/hour

(Top 25% of Travel Agents)


Mid Level Travel Agent

$36,460/year $17.53/hour

(Median)


Junior Travel Agent

$27,030/year $12.99/hour

(Bottom 25% of Travel Agents)


Entry Level Travel Agent

$20,670/year $9.94/hour

(Bottom 10% of Travel Agents)


Travel Agent Average Salary Comparison

Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
$102k / year
$49 / hour
Insurance Sales Agents
$67k / year
$32 / hour
Advertising Sales Agents
$63k / year
$30 / hour
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other
$63k / year
$30 / hour
Travel Agents
$39k / year
$19 / hour

Top 10 Highest Paying States For Travel Agents

Top 10 Highest Paying Cities For Travel Agents

Travel Agent Salary By State

Rank State Hourly Rate Annual Salary
#1 Nevada $25.70 $53,460
#2 District of Columbia $24.62 $51,210
#3 Delaware $24.19 $50,310
#4 Massachusetts $24.18 $50,290
#5 New Hampshire $23.56 $49,010
#6 Virginia $23.44 $48,750
#7 Washington $22.01 $45,790
#8 Wyoming $21.39 $44,480
#9 Maryland $20.95 $43,580
#10 Colorado $20.93 $43,540
#11 New Jersey $20.91 $43,500
#12 Texas $20.83 $43,320
#13 Vermont $20.43 $42,500
#14 Pennsylvania $20.27 $42,150
#15 Nebraska $20.22 $42,060
#16 Connecticut $20.04 $41,690
#17 Indiana $19.86 $41,300
#18 Tennessee $19.37 $40,290
#19 North Carolina $19.22 $39,970
#20 Missouri $19.14 $39,810
#21 Montana $19.05 $39,620
#22 Alabama $18.98 $39,480
#23 California $18.85 $39,210
#24 Alaska $18.77 $39,040
#25 Illinois $18.52 $38,510
#26 Georgia $18.38 $38,230
#27 Rhode Island $18.33 $38,120
#28 Florida $18.13 $37,710
#29 Arizona $18.02 $37,480
#30 Utah $17.92 $37,270
#31 Hawaii $17.89 $37,220
#32 Iowa $17.83 $37,080
#33 Maine $17.70 $36,810
#34 Oregon $17.66 $36,730
#35 New Mexico $17.64 $36,680
#36 Kansas $17.57 $36,550
#37 New York $17.55 $36,500
#38 Minnesota $17.54 $36,470
#39 Idaho $17.27 $35,910
#40 Wisconsin $17.24 $35,860
#41 West Virginia $16.71 $34,760
#42 Kentucky $16.63 $34,600
#43 Michigan $16.43 $34,170
#44 North Dakota $16.42 $34,160
#45 Oklahoma $15.88 $33,030
#46 Louisiana $15.84 $32,950
#47 Arkansas $15.77 $32,790
#48 Mississippi $15.72 $32,690
#49 South Dakota $15.69 $32,630
#50 South Carolina $15.41 $32,060
#51 Guam $14.15 $29,430
#52 Puerto Rico $14.07 $29,270
#53 Ohio $13.93 $28,980

Data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Career Spotlight: Travel Agent

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