Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Tour Guide or Escort is $16.40
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Tour Guide or Escorts?
An early career Tour Guide or Escort with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $11.00 based on 16 salaries. A mid-career Tour Guide or Escort with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.98 based on 8 salaries. An experienced Tour …Read more
What Do Tour Guide or Escorts Do?
Tour guides/escorts have a key role in the tourism industry, as they are responsible for informing people on the local history and attractions in a variety of ways. They work with different groups of people each day, even by the hour, and are responsible for their education and guiding them through the city or particular area. Tour guides should be very charismatic, excellent public speakers, and able not only to inform, but entertain.
Educational requirements are not strict for this position. …Read more
- 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.