Average Early-Career Tour Guide Hourly Pay

$12.39
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$500
Bonus
$1,100
Commission
$2,252
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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Tour Guide is $12.39.
10%
$9.11
10%
$12.39
50%
$20.10
90%
90%
MEDIAN $12.39
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Hourly Rate
$9 - $20
Bonus
$206 - $1,458
Profit Sharing
$0 - $2,252
Commission
$0 - $1,100
Total Pay
$19,246 - $50,683

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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

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Tour Guide
Administrative Assistant
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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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 29 salaries. A mid-career Tour Guide with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.15 based on 67 salaries. An experienced Tour Guide with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.83 based on 37 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 Seattle, Washington earn an average of 29.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (9.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (3.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 153 survey responses.
Entry Level
19.0%
Mid Career
43.8%
Experienced
24.2%
Late Career
13.1%