The average salary for corporate travel agents is $55,340, according to the latest iteration of HotTravelJobs.com’s ongoing travel industry compensation survey.
The finding follows a previous report that the average overall travel agent salary is $61,595.19. At the time HotTravelJobs.com had said that it planned to break the average salary down by category, such as for leisure travel agents, corporate travel agents and corporate travel managers, as the survey continues.
The survey is being conducted by emails being sent to travel agents around the industry. Responses from all participants will be combined, analyzed, and the findings reported only in their aggregate form, Hot Travel Jobs said.
In another related finding from the survey, 39 percent of travel agents rated their compensation “below average,” while 36 percent felt that their compensation was average.
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. Another portion of the report found that salaries for corporate travel agents rose by 25 percent in 2016.
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. The report is ongoing and not scheduled to end until May.