Average Travel Consultant Salary in South Africa 2024

average travel consultant salary

The average travel consultant salary in South Africa is R18,250.00 per month. Travel consultants assist clients by providing them with travel options that meet their specific requirements. Aside from their salary, travel consultants receive performance bonuses for their efforts.

A travel consultant’s average bonus is R12,570.00 per year, according to Salary Explorer. A travel consultant’s annual bonus ranges from R5,000.00 to R31,000.00. In South Africa, a large number of travel consultants receive bonuses.

In 2023, 80% of travel consultants received a bonus, while only 20% did not. Travel consultants who received a bonus in 2023 received bonuses ranging from 5% to 9% of their annual salary.

Travel consultants are also paid commissions for their services. According to Payscale data, travel consultants earn commissions ranging from R1,000.00 to R436,000.00 per year. Bonuses and commissions can account for up to 60% of a travel consultant’s earnings.

A travel consultant’s salary is influenced by several factors. Below, we look at the factors that influence a travel consultant’s salary in South Africa.

Factors that influence the salary of a travel consultant 

Education 

The level of education plays a role in determining a travel consultant’s salary. Travel consultants with a high school education earn the least in South Africa, with an average monthly salary of R22,900.00.

Travel Consultants with a diploma earn an average of R32,700.00 per month. A travel consultant with a diploma earns 43% more than a travel consultant with a high school education.

When travel consultants with a Bachelor’s degree are included, the salary disparity grows even wider, with an average monthly salary of R45,200.00. On average, travel consultants with a Bachelor’s degree earn 38% more than those with a diploma and 97% more than those with a high school certificate.

Employer

A travel consultant’s salary is heavily influenced by their employer. Furthermore, the employer determines the level of bonuses and incentives that will be provided. Here are some of the best travel consultant employers in South Africa:

#CompanyAverage Annual Salary 
1Fempower PersonnelR272,621.00
2Rennies TravelR264,000.00
3STA TravelR215,250.00
4Tourvest R202,250.00
5Flight CentreR175,000.00
6Travel with FlairR132,000.00

City of Employment 

The location of employment influences a travel consultant’s salary. Based on data from Indeed.com, we look at the highest-paying cities in South Africa below:

#CityAverage annual salary
1Somerset West, Western Cape R339,792.00
2Cape Town, Western Cape R290,720.00
3Fourways, Gauteng R217,708.00
4Johannesburg, Gauteng R204,184.00
5Green Point, Western Cape R193,897.00
6Randburg, Gauteng R186,088.00
7Rivonia, Gauteng R161,315.00
8Pretoria, Gauteng R158,318.00
9Port Elizabeth, Gauteng R150,297.00

A travel consultant’s salary is also determined by his or her level of experience in the field. We look at travel consultant salaries below based on their level of experience.

Salary of a travel consultant based on experience 

Salary of a travel consultant with 0 – 2 years of work experience in 2024 

A travel consultant with 0 to 2 years of experience can expect to earn R17,800.00 per month on average. Travel consultants with 0 years of experience earn the lowest salary in this category with a salary of R15,000.00 per month.

Travel consultants with a Bachelor’s degree can increase their earnings quickly without requiring a lot of work experience. Those with a Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of experience earn the most in this category, with an average monthly salary of R20,400.00.

Salary of a travel consultant with 3 – 5 years of work experience in 2024 

A travel consultant with 3 to 5 years of experience can expect to earn R22,900.00 per month on average. The salary represents a 29% increase in salary over that of travel consultants with 0 to 2 years of experience.

Travel consultants with 5 years of experience earn the most in this group, with an average monthly salary of R27,100.00. Those with three years of work experience and a high school education earn the least, with an average monthly salary of R21,600.00.

Salary of a travel consultant with 6 – 10 years of work experience in 2024 

A travel consultant with 6 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn R31,600.00 per month on average. The salary is a 38% increase over the average salary of travel consultants with 3 to 5 years of experience.

Travel consultants with 10 years of experience and a Bachelor’s degree earn the most in this category, with an average monthly salary of R35,280.00. Travel consultants with 6 years of experience earn the lowest salaries in this group, with an average monthly salary of R28,900.00.

Salary of a travel consultant with 11 – 15 years of work experience in 2024 

A travel consultant with 11 to 15 years of experience can expect to earn R39,100.00 per month on average. The salary represents a 24% increase over the average salary of travel consultants with 6 to 10 years of experience.

Travel consultants with 15 years of experience earn the most in this group, with a monthly gross salary of R40,550.00. Travel consultants with 11 years of experience earn the least in this category, with an average salary of R36,550.00.

Salary of a travel consultant with 16 – 20+ years of work experience in 2024

A travel consultant with 16 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn R41,900.00 per month on average. The salary represents a 7% increase over that of travel consultants with 11 to 15 years of experience.

Travel consultants with 20+ years of experience earn the most in this category, with an average monthly salary of R44,700.00. A travel consultant with more than 20 years of experience can earn R47,800.00 per month.

Conclusion 

A travel consultant’s salary is high, but with a bachelor’s degree, it is possible to earn more. Employers provide bonuses and commissions to assist travel consultants in earning an above-average income in South Africa. A travel consultant’s annual income can exceed R600,000 per year. 

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