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Occupational Employment Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

39-7010 Tour and Travel Guides

Plan, organize, and conduct long distance or sightseeing tours, travel or expeditions. May escort individuals or groups 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)
48,710 2.8 % $14.74 $30,670 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.38 $11.04 $13.27 $17.20 $22.04
Annual Wage (2) $19,500 $22,970 $27,600 $35,780 $45,850


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 18,040 10.56 $13.48 $28,030
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 8,630 4.02 $16.49 $34,300
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 6,160 0.46 $14.72 $30,610
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 2,240 15.84 $17.88 $37,200
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,600 0.03 $13.53 $28,130

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 2,240 15.84 $17.88 $37,200
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 18,040 10.56 $13.48 $28,030
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 740 4.36 $16.15 $33,590
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 8,630 4.02 $16.49 $34,300
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other 70 2.48 $13.22 $27,490

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores (8) (8) $22.30 $46,390
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 80 0.21 $22.23 $46,250
Other Schools and Instruction 70 0.02 $21.06 $43,810
Elementary and Secondary Schools 60 (7) $19.79 $41,160
Employment Services 330 0.01 $19.11 $39,740


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 5,930 0.34 1.03 $17.23 $35,850
Florida 3,270 0.37 1.12 $14.94 $31,080
New York 2,710 0.28 0.86 $17.71 $36,830
Massachusetts 2,290 0.63 1.91 $16.70 $34,740
Texas 2,210 0.18 0.54 $13.30 $27,670




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)
Alaska 1,140 3.60 10.87 $15.35 $31,930
Hawaii 1,670 2.63 7.93 $16.19 $33,680
South Dakota 370 0.88 2.66 $12.47 $25,940
Wyoming 210 0.76 2.28 $17.82 $37,060
Utah 1,140 0.76 2.28 $14.04 $29,200




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 760 0.23 0.69 $19.58 $40,720
District of Columbia 140 0.19 0.57 $19.44 $40,430
Vermont 70 0.23 0.69 $18.46 $38,400
Wyoming 210 0.76 2.28 $17.82 $37,060
New York 2,710 0.28 0.86 $17.71 $36,830





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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,770 0.29 0.86 $17.85 $37,130
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,860 0.67 2.01 $16.46 $34,230
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,860 0.30 0.90 $16.55 $34,420
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1,850 1.43 4.32 $15.44 $32,110
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,560 0.54 1.64 $13.70 $28,500
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,190 0.48 1.45 $20.38 $42,380
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 1,020 0.68 2.06 $16.23 $33,750
Urban Honolulu, HI 940 2.05 6.19 $14.20 $29,540
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 810 0.79 2.38 $14.30 $29,750
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 760 1.00 3.03 $12.29 $25,550




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 450 7.19 21.68 $16.18 $33,650
Prescott, AZ 240 3.69 11.12 $16.52 $34,350
St. George, UT 200 2.94 8.87 $12.28 $25,540
Urban Honolulu, HI 940 2.05 6.19 $14.20 $29,540
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 150 2.02 6.10 $18.89 $39,290
Rapid City, SD 120 1.90 5.74 $13.64 $28,370
Asheville, NC 330 1.64 4.95 $13.36 $27,780
Pittsfield, MA 60 1.57 4.73 $16.62 $34,580
Savannah, GA 280 1.56 4.71 $13.60 $28,290
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1,850 1.43 4.32 $15.44 $32,110