Tour Guide Salary

A Tour Guide earns an average wage of $11.90 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$19,472 - $46,452
$19K
$29K
$46K
MEDIAN: $29,166
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$9.14 - $20.73
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$12
$21
MEDIAN: $11.90
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$19,472 - $46,452  
   
Bonus
$500  
Commission
$1,017  
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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$19,192 - $50,868  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 34
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.14 - $20.73  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.20 - $9.98  
Overtime
$11.33 - $36.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$500  
   
Commission
$1,017  
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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$19,192 - $50,868  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 137

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Tour Guide

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

Key Stats for Tour Guide

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Tour Guide Salaries

Mid-Career
▲23%

Experienced
▲21%

Late-Career
▲14%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 24%
dental benefits
Dental: 17%
vision benefits
Vision: 14%
dental benefits
None: 76%
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