Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

39-7012 Travel Guides

Plan, organize, and conduct long distance travel , tours, and expeditions for individuals and groups.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
3,620 11.9 % $15.33 $31,900 3.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.14 $9.73 $14.32 $18.01 $26.73
Annual Wage (2) $16,920 $20,230 $29,780 $37,460 $55,600


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 2,340 1.26 $16.14 $33,570
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 530 0.05 $12.29 $25,570
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 170 1.59 $14.46 $30,080
Local Government (OES Designation) 80 0.00 $13.91 $28,930
State Government (OES Designation) 80 0.00 $9.36 $19,470

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 170 1.59 $14.46 $30,080
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 2,340 1.26 $16.14 $33,570
Charter Bus Industry 30 0.11 $14.02 $29,170
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 530 0.05 $12.29 $25,570
State Government (OES Designation) 80 0.00 $9.36 $19,470

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 2,340 1.26 $16.14 $33,570
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 170 1.59 $14.46 $30,080
Charter Bus Industry 30 0.11 $14.02 $29,170
Local Government (OES Designation) 80 (7) $13.91 $28,930
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 530 0.05 $12.29 $25,570


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 630 0.05 1.58 $16.26 $33,830
Florida 410 0.06 2.04 $13.91 $28,930
Utah 230 0.20 7.03 $11.41 $23,740
Maine 170 0.29 10.29 $11.60 $24,120
North Carolina 150 0.04 1.41 $18.43 $38,330




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maine 170 0.29 10.29 $11.60 $24,120
Utah 230 0.20 7.03 $11.41 $23,740
Florida 410 0.06 2.04 $13.91 $28,930
California 630 0.05 1.58 $16.26 $33,830
North Carolina 150 0.04 1.41 $18.43 $38,330




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas (8) (8) (8) $22.22 $46,220
Connecticut (8) (8) (8) $21.53 $44,770
Illinois 50 0.01 0.32 $21.36 $44,430
New York 80 0.01 0.32 $20.55 $42,750
Indiana 50 0.02 0.60 $18.60 $38,680

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 220 0.06 2.00 $16.37 $34,050
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 110 0.05 1.69 $16.88 $35,110
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 50 0.01 0.35 $18.82 $39,150
Raleigh-Cary, NC 40 0.08 2.78 $17.25 $35,870
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 30 0.01 0.32 $22.75 $47,330
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 30 0.23 7.98 $17.92 $37,280




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 30 0.23 7.98 $17.92 $37,280
Raleigh-Cary, NC 40 0.08 2.78 $17.25 $35,870
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 220 0.06 2.00 $16.37 $34,050
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 110 0.05 1.69 $16.88 $35,110
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 50 0.01 0.35 $18.82 $39,150
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 30 0.01 0.32 $22.75 $47,330




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 30 0.01 0.32 $22.75 $47,330
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 50 0.01 0.35 $18.82 $39,150
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 30 0.23 7.98 $17.92 $37,280
Raleigh-Cary, NC 40 0.08 2.78 $17.25 $35,870
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 110 0.05 1.69 $16.88 $35,110
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $16.65 $34,640
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 220 0.06 2.00 $16.37 $34,050
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ (8) (8) (8) $14.79 $30,760
Tulsa, OK (8) (8) (8) $14.04 $29,210


About May 2010 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 mean 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011