The average leisure travel agent salary is $46,777, according to preliminary data released from Hot Travel Jobs’ survey of employees and job seekers in the travel industry. Hot Travel Jobs reports that it is halfway through the collection of data for the survey, and it has released preliminary salary numbers from the report.
According to the report, the average corporate travel manager salary is $72,441 per year, while the average corporate travel agent salary is $61,882. That marks an increase for leisure travel agents from last year, when the average annual salary was $46,101, as well as for corporate travel agents, who last year had an average salary of $47,814. Corporate travel managers showed a decline from an average salary of $107,131 from last year.
Hot Travel Jobs cautioned that these numbers are still preliminary and that they will likely change before the survey is complete. They merely represent a glance at the numbers at the survey’s halfway point.
The preliminary salary numbers come at a time when the economy is slowly adding travel booking jobs, which have been ticking up for the past three months, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The leisure and hospitality sector overall has likewise been adding jobs for the past several months after the impact of Hurricanes Harvey, Maria and Irma led to declines in November and October. Overall, the unemployment rate for the whole economy has been steady at 4.1 percent for the past five months.
Travel agents can participate in the Hot Travel Jobs survey here.