How much does a Travel Agent make in New York?

Average Travel Agent Yearly Salary in New York

Travel Agents earn an average yearly salary of $36,389. Salaries typically start from $21,956 and go up to $58,929.

Average Travel Agent Hourly Wage in New York

Travel Agents earn an average hourly wage of $17.49. Hourly wages typically start from $10.56 and go up to $28.33.

Source: Sokanu (Aggregated)

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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In 2015, the ASTA Labor and Compensation report stated that in 2014, 86% of travel agents working at an agency (including both corporate and leisure agencies) were either salaried or earned a mix of salary/commission. The ASTA report found the average travel agent salary (when working for an agency) to be $34,181.

Experienced agents that booked primarily corporate travel earned an average travel agent salary of $40,677/year versus a salary of $32,249/year for an experienced agent booking primarily leisure travel. Experienced leisure agents bring home approximately $10,000 more compared to travel agents just entering the industry. Experienced corporate travel agent salaries are nearly $13,000 more per year compared to new corporate travel agents.

The ASTA 2014 Independent Agents Report cited that the average independent contractor agent (86% of which are home based) earns approximately $31,056 a year. However, like most small businesses, it takes most independent travel agents a good three to five years to start seeing profits they can live off of and quite a few travel agents never make it past the first or second year.

Employment Type Mix

77%
Full-Time
23%
Part-Time

Source: Sokanu user data. View more Travel Agent demographics

Salary Satisfaction

2.7
SCORE
490
RATINGS
Travel Agents average a score of 2.7 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Travel Agents in the 16th percentile of salary satisfaction.

Source: Sokanu user data. View more Travel Agent satisfaction

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Travel Agent Earnings by Seniority

Top End Travel Agent Earnings

The highest earning Travel Agents in New York earn:

$28.33
an hour
$58,929.1
per year
Senior Travel Agent Earnings

Senior Travel Agents in New York earn:

$21.11
an hour
$43,907.9
per year
Experienced Travel Agent Earnings

Experienced Travel Agents in New York earn:

$15.11
an hour
$31,421.1
per year
Junior Travel Agent Earnings

Junior Travel Agents in New York earn:

$12.34
an hour
$25,664.4
per year
Starting Travel Agent Earnings

Starting Travel Agents in New York earn:

$10.56
an hour
$21,956.4
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Source: Sokanu (Aggregated)