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How much does a Travel Agent make in New York?

Average Travel Agent Hourly Wage in New York

Travel Agents earn a median hourly wage of $15.25. Hourly wages typically start from $9.12 and go up to $33.66.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average Travel Agent Yearly Salary in New York

Travel Agents earn a median salary of $31,730 per year. Salaries typically start from $18,970 and go up to $70,000.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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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

75%
Full-Time
25%
Part-Time

Source: Sokanu user data. View more Travel Agent demographics

Salary Satisfaction

2.7
SCORE
344
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:

$33.66
an hour
$70,000
per year
Senior Travel Agent Earnings

Senior Travel Agents in New York earn:

$23.05
an hour
$47,940
per year
Experienced Travel Agent Earnings

Experienced Travel Agents in New York earn:

$15.25
an hour
$31,730
per year
Junior Travel Agent Earnings

Junior Travel Agents in New York earn:

$11.43
an hour
$23,760
per year
Starting Travel Agent Earnings

Starting Travel Agents in New York earn:

$9.12
an hour
$18,970
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Travel Agent salary comparison

Travel Agents earn less than 68% percent of Services careers in New York. Travel Agent salaries are in the bottom 64% of all careers in New York.

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Source:

Historical salary for Travel Agents in New York

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
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