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 2016 and published in April 2017 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th 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 $44,760. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $25,370. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,350. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 143% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of tour and travel guides from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of tour and travel guides in 14 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. 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 $36,410. The lowest paying sector is the health care and social assistance sector (annual salary $19,660).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Retail Trade|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |