Tour Guide Salary

A Tour Guide earns an average wage of $11.36 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$18,183 - $50,367
(Median)
$18K
$31K
$50K
MEDIAN: $31,213
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$8.64 - $19.90
(Median)
$8
$11
$20
MEDIAN: $11.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$18,183 - $50,367  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,055  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$18,213 - $50,695  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 37
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$8.64 - $19.90  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.20 - $10.04  
Overtime
$1.80 - $36.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,055  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$18,213 - $50,695  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 153
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Job Description for Tour Guide

A tour guide works for a tour company or a specific tourist attraction to provide tours of various travel destinations. They may work at a specific destination or, if working for a travel agency, travel with a party from one destination to another and perform guide duties through the whole travel process. The tour guide may escort a group on a bus or by air, and some positions require international travel; therefore, the ability to travel may be essential.

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Tour Guide Tasks

  • Answer questions and provide information.
  • Accept payments and tickets, and ensure that all on the tour should be there.
  • Lead tours along according to a schedule and a predetermined map.
  • Document worked hours, attendees, problems, and other information.

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Pay by Experience Level for Tour Guide

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Tour Guide Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 28%
dental benefits
Dental: 21%
medical benefits
Vision: 12%
dental benefits
None: 71%
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