Travel Salary Index – September 2013

15th October 2013
Average Travel Salaries Fall To Yearly Low
C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment's 
Travel Salary Index - September 2013
C&M Travel Salary Index - September 2013
  • Average travel job salaries fell to their lowest level in 2013 so far, but still rose annually
  • The three-month average figure also fell slightly in September
  • New travel vacancies increased, but candidate registrations fell

Salaries dip in September

The average salary for a new travel job has fallen to its lowest level this year, according to the latest Travel Salary Index from C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment, which studied all new vacancies registered at the companies in September.

The month's figure of £24,160 marked a 2.53 per cent dip from August and also represented the lowest average salary since November 2012. Despite this, September's figure was still up by 2.80 per cent annually.

In terms of the three-month average, the differences were more modest with salaries falling by 0.41 per cent compared to the previous month, but rising by 1.63 per cent in the past year.

Commenting on September's figures, Barbara Kolosinska, sales director at C&M Travel Recruitment, said: "It's obviously disappointing to see salaries reach their lowest point in 2013, but this comes on the back of consecutive monthly rises and should be seen as an indication of the strength in salaries that we have seen so far this year. To put it into context, September's figure was only 1.08 per cent below 2012's average, so we're more than confident that travel salaries will rebound in the coming months."

Autumn's recruitment drive begins

On a more positive note, the number of new travel vacancies increased by 7.36 per cent in the month, indicating that travel companies are looking to boost their teams in the busy autumn season. However, there was a surprising fall in the number of candidates registering for new travel jobs last month with a 4.70 per cent dip.

"The monthly increase in vacancies is a great sign that companies in the travel sector are stepping up their post-summer recruitment drive," added Ms Kolosinska.

"September also saw a fall in new candidate registrations, but early signs suggest that October should be much more encouraging with many more people seeking out new roles."


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 (sales director - 07507 602 069 /



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