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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

39-7010 Tour and Travel Guides

This occupation includes the 2018 and 2010 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)
38,030 2.9 % $ 15.48 $ 32,200 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for Tour and Travel Guides:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 9.82 $ 11.64 $ 14.16 $ 18.14 $ 22.91
Annual Wage (2) $ 20,430 $ 24,200 $ 29,460 $ 37,730 $ 47,660


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 13,710 9.49 $ 14.15 $ 29,440
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 6,480 3.54 $ 17.77 $ 36,960
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 4,350 0.43 $ 15.54 $ 32,320
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,540 0.03 $ 14.32 $ 29,790
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 1,330 14.79 $ 16.41 $ 34,130

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 1,330 14.79 $ 16.41 $ 34,130
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 13,710 9.49 $ 14.15 $ 29,440
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 440 3.93 $ 16.70 $ 34,730
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 6,480 3.54 $ 17.77 $ 36,960
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other 70 2.97 $ 13.38 $ 27,830

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 70 0.19 $ 28.89 $ 60,100
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores (8) (8) $ 22.96 $ 47,760
Gambling Industries 40 0.02 $ 21.60 $ 44,920
Other Schools and Instruction 90 0.02 $ 20.22 $ 42,070
Elementary and Secondary Schools 80 (7) $ 19.60 $ 40,760


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.





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 4,900 0.30 1.09 $ 18.87 $ 39,240
Florida 2,570 0.30 1.11 $ 15.73 $ 32,720
New York 1,870 0.22 0.79 $ 18.73 $ 38,950
Texas 1,780 0.15 0.54 $ 14.35 $ 29,850
Virginia 1,580 0.43 1.56 $ 12.55 $ 26,110




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 680 2.30 8.41 $ 15.89 $ 33,040
Hawaii 1,280 2.24 8.18 $ 15.89 $ 33,050
Wyoming 260 0.98 3.59 $ 18.86 $ 39,220
South Dakota 340 0.81 2.98 $ 13.11 $ 27,270
Utah 1,080 0.73 2.66 $ 15.20 $ 31,610




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 630 0.20 0.73 $ 23.01 $ 47,860
District of Columbia 100 0.14 0.53 $ 22.92 $ 47,680
California 4,900 0.30 1.09 $ 18.87 $ 39,240
Wyoming 260 0.98 3.59 $ 18.86 $ 39,220
New York 1,870 0.22 0.79 $ 18.73 $ 38,950





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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,790 0.20 0.74 $ 19.01 $ 39,530
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,490 0.26 0.94 $ 18.19 $ 37,840
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1,170 0.98 3.60 $ 16.02 $ 33,320
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,160 0.45 1.63 $ 16.44 $ 34,200
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,080 0.46 1.70 $ 21.50 $ 44,720
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 970 0.36 1.31 $ 13.90 $ 28,900
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 820 0.59 2.15 $ 18.06 $ 37,560
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 690 0.16 0.58 $ 16.56 $ 34,440
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 670 0.93 3.41 $ 12.86 $ 26,750
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 590 0.66 2.41 $ 15.62 $ 32,480




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 380 6.76 24.72 $ 15.95 $ 33,170
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 160 2.43 8.89 $ 17.80 $ 37,020
Rapid City, SD 130 2.13 7.78 $ 14.21 $ 29,550
Prescott, AZ 120 1.89 6.91 $ 14.11 $ 29,350
St. George, UT 120 1.77 6.47 $ 13.26 $ 27,580
Santa Fe, NM 90 1.62 5.92 $ 13.36 $ 27,780
Napa, CA 100 1.44 5.27 $ 15.19 $ 31,600
Urban Honolulu, HI 580 1.40 5.11 $ 13.73 $ 28,560
Pittsfield, MA 50 1.35 4.93 $ 17.30 $ 35,990
Bowling Green, KY 90 1.28 4.66 $ 16.95 $ 35,250




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)
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 70 0.38 1.40 $ 27.48 $ 57,150
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC (8) (8) (8) $ 25.29 $ 52,600
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 120 0.45 1.64 $ 24.83 $ 51,650
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 490 0.25 0.93 $ 23.87 $ 49,640
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 110 1.04 3.81 $ 21.56 $ 44,840
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,080 0.46 1.70 $ 21.50 $ 44,720
Gettysburg, PA (8) (8) (8) $ 20.31 $ 42,240
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 19.71 $ 40,990
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 460 0.32 1.16 $ 19.65 $ 40,860
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 19.48 $ 40,530

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)
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 540 5.86 21.42 $ 17.63 $ 36,660
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 480 4.84 17.70 $ 15.61 $ 32,470
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 210 1.70 6.22 $ 16.05 $ 33,390
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 210 2.82 10.30 $ 20.08 $ 41,770
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 170 1.77 6.47 $ 15.71 $ 32,680

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)
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 540 5.86 21.42 $ 17.63 $ 36,660
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 480 4.84 17.70 $ 15.61 $ 32,470
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 210 2.82 10.30 $ 20.08 $ 41,770
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 140 2.30 8.41 $ 11.95 $ 24,860
Maryland nonmetropolitan area 110 1.93 7.07 $ 16.47 $ 34,250

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 80 0.72 2.63 $ 27.81 $ 57,840
Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 50 0.83 3.03 $ 25.66 $ 53,380
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 20.39 $ 42,420
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 210 2.82 10.30 $ 20.08 $ 41,770
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.62 2.28 $ 20.02 $ 41,650


About May 2020 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.

(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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021