Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
4,210 11.4 % $17.34 $36,060 4.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.94 $10.70 $14.80 $22.22 $28.41
Annual Wage (2) $18,600 $22,250 $30,780 $46,220 $59,100


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 2,210 1.14 $18.02 $37,480
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 1,100 0.10 $17.46 $36,310
Employment Services 120 0.00 $18.63 $38,750
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 60 0.05 $11.39 $23,680
State Government (OES Designation) 60 0.00 $9.30 $19,340

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 2,210 1.14 $18.02 $37,480
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 1,100 0.10 $17.46 $36,310
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 60 0.05 $11.39 $23,680
Local Government (OES Designation) 50 0.00 $13.61 $28,310
State Government (OES Designation) 60 0.00 $9.30 $19,340

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Employment Services 120 (7) $18.63 $38,750
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 2,210 1.14 $18.02 $37,480
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 1,100 0.10 $17.46 $36,310
Local Government (OES Designation) 50 (7) $13.61 $28,310
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land (8) (8) $12.49 $25,970


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 960 0.07 2.07 $18.10 $37,650
Florida 380 0.05 1.61 $12.47 $25,930
New York 210 0.02 0.74 $17.24 $35,860
Pennsylvania 150 0.03 0.80 $19.58 $40,730
Oregon 140 0.09 2.71 $16.92 $35,190




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)
Idaho 70 0.11 3.55 $8.38 $17,420
Hawaii 70 0.11 3.55 $20.98 $43,650
Oregon 140 0.09 2.71 $16.92 $35,190
California 960 0.07 2.07 $18.10 $37,650
Mississippi 60 0.05 1.66 (8) (8)




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska (8) (8) (8) $25.23 $52,490
Texas 90 0.01 0.26 $22.79 $47,410
Hawaii 70 0.11 3.55 $20.98 $43,650
Washington (8) (8) (8) $20.43 $42,500
Montana (8) (8) (8) $19.87 $41,340





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 320 0.08 2.55 $20.11 $41,830
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 80 0.08 2.34 $11.87 $24,690
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 50 0.05 1.69 $19.78 $41,140
Honolulu, HI 40 0.08 2.51 (8) (8)




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)
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 80 0.08 2.34 $11.87 $24,690
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 320 0.08 2.55 $20.11 $41,830
Honolulu, HI 40 0.08 2.51 (8) (8)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 50 0.05 1.69 $19.78 $41,140




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)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $27.52 $57,240
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $20.78 $43,220
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $20.54 $42,720
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 320 0.08 2.55 $20.11 $41,830
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 50 0.05 1.69 $19.78 $41,140
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $19.12 $39,780
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $14.07 $29,270
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 80 0.08 2.34 $11.87 $24,690
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $11.33 $23,580


About May 2012 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013