Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

39-7011 Tour Guides and Escorts

Escort individuals or groups on sightseeing tours or through places of interest, such as industrial establishments, public buildings, and art galleries.


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)
34,530 3.0 % $12.51 $26,020 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.22 $9.11 $11.43 $14.67 $18.05
Annual Wage (2) $17,110 $18,950 $23,770 $30,500 $37,550


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)
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 12,760 9.14 $11.35 $23,610
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 5,930 3.06 $13.81 $28,720
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 3,060 0.27 $12.88 $26,790
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 1,960 16.10 $13.99 $29,110
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,470 0.03 $11.34 $23,580

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 1,960 16.10 $13.99 $29,110
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 12,760 9.14 $11.35 $23,610
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 580 4.13 $14.46 $30,080
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 5,930 3.06 $13.81 $28,720
Charter Bus Industry 180 0.61 $13.10 $27,240

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Support Services 730 0.25 $15.97 $33,220
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 930 0.05 $15.38 $31,990
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 580 4.13 $14.46 $30,080
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 1,960 16.10 $13.99 $29,110
Performing Arts Companies 80 0.07 $13.97 $29,060


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)
Florida 3,550 0.48 1.83 $12.18 $25,330
California 3,060 0.21 0.80 $14.46 $30,090
New York 2,170 0.25 0.96 $14.44 $30,030
Hawaii 1,830 3.04 11.67 $13.55 $28,190
Pennsylvania 1,620 0.29 1.11 $11.43 $23,770




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)
Hawaii 1,830 3.04 11.67 $13.55 $28,190
Alaska 430 1.32 5.09 $13.58 $28,240
South Dakota 380 0.94 3.59 $10.65 $22,160
Wyoming 250 0.90 3.47 $15.67 $32,600
Rhode Island 330 0.71 2.74 $12.41 $25,820




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 190 0.29 1.12 $18.85 $39,210
Wyoming 250 0.90 3.47 $15.67 $32,600
Illinois 640 0.11 0.43 $14.58 $30,330
California 3,060 0.21 0.80 $14.46 $30,090
New York 2,170 0.25 0.96 $14.44 $30,030





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)
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1,900 1.82 7.00 $12.16 $25,300
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,330 0.25 0.97 $15.96 $33,190
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 960 0.55 2.11 $14.64 $30,440
Honolulu, HI 850 1.93 7.40 $11.23 $23,360
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 700 0.67 2.55 $15.16 $31,520
St. Louis, MO-IL 640 0.50 1.92 $12.17 $25,320
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 640 1.22 4.67 $12.80 $26,630
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 640 0.35 1.33 $12.33 $25,640
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 580 0.15 0.56 $11.92 $24,800
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 550 0.54 2.06 $13.28 $27,610




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)
Flagstaff, AZ 290 5.16 19.83 $12.26 $25,500
Cleveland, TN 100 2.58 9.92 $11.35 $23,610
Honolulu, HI 850 1.93 7.40 $11.23 $23,360
Bowling Green, KY 110 1.90 7.29 $11.85 $24,640
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1,900 1.82 7.00 $12.16 $25,300
Pittsfield, MA 60 1.78 6.84 $12.10 $25,170
Peabody, MA NECTA Division 180 1.76 6.76 $10.47 $21,770
Napa, CA 110 1.61 6.18 $11.77 $24,470
Savannah, GA 240 1.58 6.06 $12.04 $25,050
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 640 1.22 4.67 $12.80 $26,630




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)
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA (8) (8) (8) $18.11 $37,660
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 140 0.10 0.38 $17.74 $36,910
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 470 0.37 1.41 $17.31 $36,000
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA 80 0.79 3.04 $17.29 $35,960
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 70 0.08 0.31 $16.75 $34,840
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,330 0.25 0.97 $15.96 $33,190
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 520 0.14 0.54 $15.46 $32,150
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 60 0.32 1.23 $15.43 $32,100
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 150 0.22 0.83 $15.32 $31,870
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 700 0.67 2.55 $15.16 $31,520

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 980 6.08 23.35 $15.57 $32,380
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 350 2.52 9.68 $9.25 $19,250
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 310 8.87 34.04 $13.35 $27,760
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 140 1.06 4.08 $15.44 $32,100
Central South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 140 4.37 16.78 $12.41 $25,810

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 310 8.87 34.04 $13.35 $27,760
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 980 6.08 23.35 $15.57 $32,380
Central South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 140 4.37 16.78 $12.41 $25,810
Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 90 2.56 9.82 $10.26 $21,340
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 350 2.52 9.68 $9.25 $19,250

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 100 1.93 7.42 $16.20 $33,690
North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 70 1.05 4.01 $15.86 $32,980
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 980 6.08 23.35 $15.57 $32,380
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.46 $32,150
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 140 1.06 4.08 $15.44 $32,100


About May 2013 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.

(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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014