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Tour Guide Salary

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 has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$17,797 - $56,000
(Median)
$18K
$36K
$56K
MEDIAN: $36,308
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50%
90%

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$8.31 - $18.73
(Median)
$8
$11
$19
MEDIAN: $11.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$17,797 - $56,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,973  
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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$17,800 - $49,793  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 24
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.31 - $18.73  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $8.39  
Overtime
$4.70 - $24.92  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,973  
   
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).
)
$17,800 - $49,793  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 116

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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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Experience Affects Tour Guide Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 26%

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 32% dental benefits Dental: 26%
vision benefits Vision: 13% employee benefits None: 66%