Travel Salary Index - August 2016

21st September 2016

Late Summer Bump For Travel Wages
C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment’s
Travel Salary Index – August 2016
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C&M Travel Salary Index - August 2016
  • Travel salaries ease upwards in August
  • Standard travel wages have risen annually for the past 15 consecutive months
  • Summer getaways hit candidate and vacancy numbers

Summer boost for salaries

Despite the traditionally quiet late summer month of August, travel salaries still recorded a small rise during the month with average wages rising by 0.82 per cent to reach £25,608 according to the latest Travel Salary Index from C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment which surveyed the month’s new vacancies.

Salaries are also up by 4.37 per cent compared to the same month in 2015, meaning that wages for new travel jobs have now increased year-on-year in nine of the past ten months.

Pay for the average standard travel job (those paying up to £40,000) remained static in August with a dip of just £4 (down 0.02 per cent) taking the typical wage to £21,862. However, this remains 6.86 per cent above the figure in the same month of last year, with standard travel salaries now having risen annually for the past 15 successive months.

Placements rise annually

As expected, both the number of new travel vacancies being made available and the number of new candidates looking for roles dipped in August as a result of many people opting to focus on their annual holidays.

Despite this, the number of travel job placements made in the month still rose annually by 20 per cent and was actually above the average monthly figure for 2015.

Speaking about the figures, Barbara Kolosinska, Director at C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment, said: “As ever, August was a quiet month for the travel recruitment sector, but we were delighted to still see activity rise by a full 20 per cent compared to last August.

“After a terrific first two quarters followed by a slow start to the summer, this comparatively busy August should set the sector up for a very exciting and productive autumn, with many travel companies looking to ensure they have the right team in place for the busy period ahead.”


All figures are drawn from the salaries of the month’s new vacancies advertised with C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment.

C&M Travel Recruitment was established in 1998 and is the largest and most successful specialist travel recruitment company in the UK.

For further information please contact: Owen Mckeon (Content Manager - 0161 238 4497 / or Barbara Kolosinska (Director - 07507 602 069 /


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