Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
3,090 10.8 % $18.39 $38,260 3.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.85 $12.81 $16.88 $21.95 $29.20
Annual Wage (2) $20,490 $26,650 $35,100 $45,660 $60,730


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 1,410 0.72 $19.99 $41,580
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 940 0.08 $17.60 $36,610
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 90 0.72 $15.01 $31,230
State Government (OES Designation) 40 0.00 $10.04 $20,880
Local Government (OES Designation) 40 0.00 $14.07 $29,260

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 1,410 0.72 $19.99 $41,580
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 90 0.72 $15.01 $31,230
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 940 0.08 $17.60 $36,610
Consumer Goods Rental 30 0.02 $16.56 $34,450
Local Government (OES Designation) 40 0.00 $14.07 $29,260

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 1,410 0.72 $19.99 $41,580
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 940 0.08 $17.60 $36,610
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions (8) (8) $17.60 $36,610
Consumer Goods Rental 30 0.02 $16.56 $34,450
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 90 0.72 $15.01 $31,230


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 500 0.03 1.44 $18.72 $38,930
Massachusetts 200 0.06 2.61 $23.00 $47,830
New York 200 0.02 0.98 $14.31 $29,760
Florida 130 0.02 0.74 $17.36 $36,100
Oregon 110 0.07 2.95 $16.94 $35,230



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 80 0.13 5.60 $18.67 $38,840
Oregon 110 0.07 2.95 $16.94 $35,230
Mississippi 80 0.07 3.15 $13.77 $28,640
Massachusetts 200 0.06 2.61 $23.00 $47,830
Iowa 50 0.03 1.49 $20.65 $42,950



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Carolina 100 0.02 1.09 $23.72 $49,330
Washington (8) (8) (8) $23.45 $48,780
Massachusetts 200 0.06 2.61 $23.00 $47,830
Iowa 50 0.03 1.49 $20.65 $42,950
Arizona 50 0.02 0.83 $20.11 $41,830




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 190 0.05 2.00 $22.47 $46,730
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 170 0.09 4.13 $23.06 $47,970
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 70 0.07 2.96 $17.05 $35,450
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 40 0.02 0.78 $15.93 $33,140



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)
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 170 0.09 4.13 $23.06 $47,970
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 70 0.07 2.96 $17.05 $35,450
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 190 0.05 2.00 $22.47 $46,730
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 40 0.02 0.78 $15.93 $33,140



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)
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 170 0.09 4.13 $23.06 $47,970
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 190 0.05 2.00 $22.47 $46,730
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $18.37 $38,200
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 70 0.07 2.96 $17.05 $35,450
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO (8) (8) (8) $16.37 $34,060
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $15.99 $33,260
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 40 0.02 0.78 $15.93 $33,140
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL (8) (8) (8) $14.98 $31,160


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015