The salary statistics of travel guides are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of travel guides within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The travel guides annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$19,030|
|25th Percentile Wage||$25,000|
|50th Percentile Wage||$32,100|
|75th Percentile Wage||$44,110|
|90th Percentile Wage||$58,400|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for travel guides. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) travel guides is $58,400. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $32,100. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,030. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 206% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of travel guides from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of travel guides in 9 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 travel guides occupations is the transportation and warehousing sector with an annual salary $42,340. The lowest paying sector is the federal, state, and local government sector (annual salary $21,350).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
From the above tables we note that not only travel guides salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of travel guides in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $17,730 to $54,290. The highest paying state for travel guides is Tennessee with a median annual salary of $54,290. The lowest paying state is Oklahoma with a median annual salary of $17,730. For more salary information of travel guides profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|District of Columbia|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|New York|| |
|New Mexico|| |