The typical salary earned by a tour operator varies drastically depending upon several different factors. The size of the tour operator, as well as the location, experience, and the range of responsibilities and duties will impact upon the salaries provided to individual employees. If the tour operator specializes in business travel rather than general tourism, employees are likely to earn more money. Career of a tour operator is highly remunerative. A trainee tour operator working with a travel/tour company can easily earn Rs. 8,000 - 15,000 per month. On gaining 5-7 years of experience, one can set up his own tour operation company. Income in self-employment venture depends upon the nature and size of the business.