Stats: 39 Percent of Travel Agents Rate Their Salary “Below Average”

Businessman drawing a business plan
Photo by ronstik/iStock/Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

How satisfied are you with your salary?

39 percent of travel agent respondents to’s ongoing salary survey of corporate and leisure travel agents said they felt their compensation was “below average,” according to the latest update to the company. 36 percent said that their compensation was average.

Previous portions of the survey had found that the average travel agent salary is over $61,000 annually, a number HotTravelJobs said it plans to break down by category, such as for leisure and corporate travel agents and corporate travel managers, in the future as it collects more data. Another portion of the report found that salaries for corporate travel agents rose by 25 percent in 2016.


Like this story? Subscribe to Daily News & Deals!

Featuring breaking news on the latest product launches, deals, sales promotions, and executive appointments. Be sure to sign-up for this free industry daily newsletter.

Despite the low ratings for travel agent salaries in this latest round of the survey, previous portions of the study have shown broad satisfaction among travel agents regarding their job. A previous portion of the report had found that over two thirds of travel agents (67 percent) are satisfied with their job, as opposed to 33 percent who said that they were unsatisfied.

The findings are part of Hot Travel Jobs’ 2016 Job Seeker and Employee report, an ongoing anonymous survey of travel agents from around the travel industry. Hot Travel Jobs is releasing new data from the survey as it continues.

Travel agents can participate in the survey online here. Responses from all participants will be combined, analyzed, and the findings reported only in their aggregate form, HotTravelJobs said. 

Stay tuned to our travel industry research page for the latest news on top travel statistics and trends.

Suggested Articles:

The new group tours of no more than 20 visit off-the-beaten-path locations and Italian favorites. Here’s what travelers can expect.

Carnival Corporation issued a financial update today, with details about its liquidity, cash burn, ship sales, delayed deliveries and future bookings.

Key West’s Fantasy Fest 2020, originally scheduled October 16-25, has been canceled to protect against the potential spread of COVID-19. Read more.