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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

39-7010 Tour and Travel Guides

This occupation includes the 2018 SOC occupations 39-7011 Tour Guides and Escorts and 39-7012 Travel Guides.


National estimates for Tour and Travel Guides
Industry profile for Tour and Travel Guides
Geographic profile for Tour and Travel Guides

National estimates for Tour and Travel Guides:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Tour and Travel Guides:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
30,980 3.1 % $ 15.96 $ 33,200 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for Tour and Travel Guides:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 10.07 $ 11.68 $ 14.32 $ 18.11 $ 22.98
Annual Wage (2) $ 20,950 $ 24,300 $ 29,780 $ 37,670 $ 47,800


Industry profile for Tour and Travel Guides:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Tour and Travel Guides are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Tour and Travel Guides, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Tour and Travel Guides:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 10,320 7.83 $ 14.13 $ 29,380
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 5,840 0.53 $ 17.24 $ 35,860
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 4,040 3.05 $ 18.53 $ 38,540
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,180 0.02 $ 13.81 $ 28,730
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 1,080 15.51 $ 15.38 $ 31,990

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Tour and Travel Guides:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 1,080 15.51 $ 15.38 $ 31,990
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 10,320 7.83 $ 14.13 $ 29,380
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 540 4.81 $ 17.74 $ 36,900
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 4,040 3.05 $ 18.53 $ 38,540
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 390 0.70 $ 18.88 $ 39,270

Top paying industries for Tour and Travel Guides:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 90 0.27 $ 26.07 $ 54,230
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores 300 0.07 $ 23.50 $ 48,880
Performing Arts Companies 80 0.12 $ 20.07 $ 41,750
Social Advocacy Organizations 80 0.03 $ 18.99 $ 39,490
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 390 0.70 $ 18.88 $ 39,270


Geographic profile for Tour and Travel Guides:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Tour and Travel Guides are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Tour and Travel Guides, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of tour and travel guides by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Tour and Travel Guides:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 3,600 0.22 0.99 $ 18.74 $ 38,980
Florida 1,820 0.21 0.96 $ 15.79 $ 32,850
Colorado 1,440 0.55 2.50 $ 18.64 $ 38,760
Virginia 1,430 0.38 1.73 $ 15.45 $ 32,130
Texas 1,420 0.12 0.53 $ 16.11 $ 33,510


Map of location quotient of tour and travel guides by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Tour and Travel Guides:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 460 1.55 7.03 $ 18.48 $ 38,450
Wyoming 340 1.30 5.91 $ 17.53 $ 36,460
Hawaii 490 0.89 4.06 $ 16.30 $ 33,910
South Dakota 350 0.84 3.83 $ 14.16 $ 29,450
Utah 1,120 0.72 3.27 $ 15.24 $ 31,710


Map of annual mean wages of tour and travel guides by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Tour and Travel Guides:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 540 0.17 0.76 $ 22.58 $ 46,960
District of Columbia (8) (8) (8) $ 22.54 $ 46,890
New York 1,080 0.12 0.56 $ 19.31 $ 40,160
Vermont 80 0.27 1.24 $ 18.86 $ 39,240
California 3,600 0.22 0.99 $ 18.74 $ 38,980



Map of employment of tour and travel guides by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Tour and Travel Guides:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,380 0.24 1.10 $ 17.18 $ 35,720
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,130 0.13 0.59 $ 18.87 $ 39,250
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 660 0.25 1.13 $ 15.09 $ 31,400
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 620 0.87 3.98 $ 14.12 $ 29,370
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 600 0.17 0.76 $ 17.18 $ 35,730
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 520 0.38 1.71 $ 20.74 $ 43,130
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 500 0.12 0.54 $ 15.97 $ 33,210
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 490 0.22 0.99 $ 21.40 $ 44,510
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 480 0.19 0.85 $ 17.62 $ 36,640
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 470 0.16 0.73 $ 18.28 $ 38,030


Map of location quotient of tour and travel guides by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Tour and Travel Guides:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Flagstaff, AZ 190 3.32 15.12 $ 16.24 $ 33,780
Beckley, WV 120 3.09 14.06 $ 11.70 $ 24,340
Prescott, AZ 100 1.54 7.00 $ 18.83 $ 39,170
Asheville, NC 280 1.51 6.86 $ 14.28 $ 29,710
Rapid City, SD 100 1.44 6.54 $ 13.46 $ 28,000
St. George, UT 100 1.38 6.28 $ 14.85 $ 30,890
Gettysburg, PA 40 1.24 5.64 $ 13.11 $ 27,270
Grants Pass, OR 30 1.14 5.20 $ 13.26 $ 27,570
Bowling Green, KY 80 1.09 4.95 $ 15.93 $ 33,140
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 70 1.07 4.88 $ 18.28 $ 38,020


Map of annual mean wages of tour and travel guides by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Tour and Travel Guides:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 390 0.20 0.92 $ 24.05 $ 50,020
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 110 0.99 4.49 $ 23.20 $ 48,260
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 490 0.22 0.99 $ 21.40 $ 44,510
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 520 0.38 1.71 $ 20.74 $ 43,130
Columbus, OH (8) (8) (8) $ 19.90 $ 41,400
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 110 0.11 0.49 $ 19.89 $ 41,370
Boulder, CO 120 0.68 3.07 $ 19.17 $ 39,870
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,130 0.13 0.59 $ 18.87 $ 39,250
Prescott, AZ 100 1.54 7.00 $ 18.83 $ 39,170
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 430 0.29 1.33 $ 18.33 $ 38,120

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Tour and Travel Guides:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 420 3.16 14.37 $ 12.99 $ 27,020
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 290 2.97 13.53 $ 18.72 $ 38,940
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 280 3.54 16.09 $ 16.63 $ 34,580
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 270 2.34 10.66 $ 22.55 $ 46,900
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 270 2.74 12.48 $ 17.74 $ 36,900

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Tour and Travel Guides:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 280 3.54 16.09 $ 16.63 $ 34,580
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 420 3.16 14.37 $ 12.99 $ 27,020
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 290 2.97 13.53 $ 18.72 $ 38,940
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 270 2.74 12.48 $ 17.74 $ 36,900
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 270 2.34 10.66 $ 22.55 $ 46,900

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Tour and Travel Guides:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 270 2.34 10.66 $ 22.55 $ 46,900
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 50 0.48 2.18 $ 19.06 $ 39,640
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 30 0.34 1.57 $ 18.77 $ 39,040
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 290 2.97 13.53 $ 18.72 $ 38,940
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 150 1.67 7.60 $ 17.88 $ 37,200


About May 2021 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022