The average rate for a Tour Guide is $11.09 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Experience strongly influences income for this job.
Tour Guide Total Pay (?
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$17,879 - $55,369
(Median)
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37K
46K
55K
MEDIAN: $36,734
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Tour Guide Total Pay (?
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$7.64 - $17.69
(Median)
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18
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$17,879 - $55,369  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $520  
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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$16,783 - $48,588  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 127
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$7.64 - $17.69  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.95 - $8.28  
Overtime
$9.79 - $26.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $520  
   
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).
)
$16,783 - $48,588  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 127
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Job Description for Tour Guide
  • 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.

Experience Affects Tour Guide Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 40%
Mid-Career
up arrow 11%
National Average
$27,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 4%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 22 votes.
Gender
Female
38%
female alumni
 
Male
63%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
3%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 32% dental benefits Dental: 26%
vision benefits Vision: 15% employee benefits None: 67%
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