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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
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.
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|
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Educational Services|| |