Average Tour Guide Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Tour Guide is $12.75.
MEDIAN $12.75
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Hourly Rate
$9 - $24
$120 - $51,500
Profit Sharing
$0 - $2,252
$0 - $1,100
Total Pay
$19,877 - $53,020

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Job Description for Tour Guide

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.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Tour Guide. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Tour Guide
Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst
Administrative Assistant
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

Tour Guide Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Tour Guide

An entry-level Tour Guide with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $11.55 based on 71 salaries. An early career Tour Guide with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.23 based on 157 salaries. A mid-career Tour Guide with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.15 based on 78 salaries. An experienced Tour Guide with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.64 based on 40 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $18.
Employees with Tour Guide in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 174.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (96.1% more) and Los Angeles, California (37.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (0.1% less).

Years of Experience

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