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

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39 percent of travel agent respondents to HotTravelJobs.com’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.

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. 

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