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Tour and Travel Guides Salary Information

The salary statistics of tour and travel guides are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of tour and travel guides in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of tour and travel guides within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The tour and travel guides annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. Tour and Travel Guides Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$39,500
75th Percentile Wage
$31,780
50th Percentile Wage
$24,580
25th Percentile Wage
$19,120
10th Percentile Wage
$17,280

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for tour and travel guides. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) tour and travel guides is $39,500. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $24,580. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,280. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 128% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Table 2. Average Salary of Tour and Travel Guides vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Tour and Travel Guides
$24,580
Tour Guides and Escorts
$23,930
Travel Guides
$35,100

Table 3. Tour and Travel Guides Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of tour and travel guides in 14 major industry sectors are shown in Table 3. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for tour and travel guides occupations is the information sector with an annual salary $32,450. The lowest paying sector is the educational services sector (annual salary $20,640).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Information
$32,450
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$28,750
Federal, State, and Local Government
$28,120
Transportation and Warehousing
$27,980
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$27,370
Manufacturing
$26,320
Accommodation and Food Services
$26,160
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$23,840
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$22,840
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$22,610
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$22,320
Health Care and Social Assistance
$21,260
Retail Trade
$20,930
Educational Services
$20,640

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