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Travel buyers in the US receive an average base salary of around £58,000 ($93,937) per year, according to a survey by GBTA.
The study of more than 450 US-based buyers found that their base pay had risen by 3.6 per cent this year compared to 2012.
An ITM survey carried out last year into the salaries of UK travel buyers found that the average base salary was around £50,000, although this rose to £60,000 with the addition of bonuses and other benefits.
GBTA’s survey also found that 69 per cent of US buyers received a bonus with the average amount being $13,345 per year. The majority of buyers (63 per cent) said they were “very satisfied” or “satisfied” with their pay and benefits.
The study revealed that remuneration for US buyers tended to increase with higher rates of domestic travel spending.
Those buyers with companies spending less than $2.5 million per year on domestic travel received an average base salary of $76,080, while those with spending of more than $10 million received an average salary of $108,749.
Joseph Bates, vice president of research at GBTA, said: “It should be noted that these statistics should serve as guidelines rather than absolute standards however, as any two organisations may offer their employees a reasonably attractive compensation package and yet be very different.”