$29,196
Avg. Salary
$12.50
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$509

Bonus

$1,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Tour Guide is $12.50 per hour.

The average pay for a Tour Guide is $29,196 per year.

$9.13
10%
$12.50
50%
$20.77
90%
MEDIAN $12.50
$15k
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$29k
50%
$47k
90%
MEDIAN $29,196
$15,101 - $47,010
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$47K
MEDIAN: $29,196
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$0$51K
Salary $15,101 - $47,010
Bonus $120 - $51,250
Commission $1,000
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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$19,024 - $51,023
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 60
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $9.13 - $20.77
Hourly Tips $0.24 - $9.92
Overtime $13.45 - $34.96
Annual Data $0$51K
Bonus $120 - $51,250
Commission $1,000
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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$19,024 - $51,023
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 249

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.

Tour Guide Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Tour Guide

Pay by Experience for a Tour Guide has a positive trend. An entry-level Tour Guide with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 116 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Tour Guide with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 47 salaries. An experienced Tour Guide which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 20 salaries. A Tour Guide with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 5 salaries.

Tour Guide Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Tour Guide?

Tour Guide in Lincoln:
"Great atmosphere with great co-workers."
Pros: I get to meet many people from all over the world who love our product and wish to see how it's made.
Cons: Keeping up with email communications and tour supplies can be tedious.

Tour Guide in Juneau:
"Have not work there yet."
Pros: I have not works in Juneau yet. I plan to soon.
Cons: I have not worked in Juneau yet. I plan on it soon.

Tour Guide in Indian:
Pros: Is not stress I can go anytime of the day. When there is work we have work.
Cons: When there is no job.

Key Stats for Tour Guide

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Tour Guide Salaries

Experienced
▲31%

Mid-Career
▲22%

Late-Career
▲11%

National Average
$28,000

▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 24%
dental benefits
Dental: 14%
vision benefits
Vision: 11%
no benefits
None: 76%