The average hourly pay for a Tour Guide is $12.75.
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$9 - $24
$120 - $51,500
$0 - $2,252
$0 - $1,100
$19,877 - $53,020
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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. The ability to carry out public speak…Read more
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.
Explore the most common career paths for Tour Guide. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
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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.
Pay Difference by Location
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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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