Tour Guide Salary (United States)

The average rate for a Tour Guide is $10.53 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Tour Guide Total Pay (?
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$17,940 - $55,184
(Median)
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55K
MEDIAN: $37,537
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Tour Guide Total Pay (?
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$7.72 - $18.04
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$17,940 - $55,184  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $900  
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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$17,020 - $49,947  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 119
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$7.72 - $18.04  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.01 - $8.25  
Overtime
$9.70 - $25.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $900  
   
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).
)
$17,020 - $49,947  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 119
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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.

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Experience Affects Tour Guide Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 24%
Mid-Career
up arrow 19%
National Average
$27,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
39%
female alumni
 
Male
61%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 31% dental benefits Dental: 29%
vision benefits Vision: 18% employee benefits None: 66%
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