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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
49,740 2.7 % $14.25 $29,630 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.13 $10.62 $12.77 $16.62 $21.42
Annual Wage (2) $18,990 $22,090 $26,570 $34,570 $44,550


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 18,840 11.26 $12.88 $26,800
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 8,230 3.80 $16.01 $33,310
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 6,960 0.53 $14.19 $29,510
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 2,050 14.27 $17.65 $36,720
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,580 0.03 $13.04 $27,110

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 2,050 14.27 $17.65 $36,720
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 18,840 11.26 $12.88 $26,800
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 750 4.63 $15.24 $31,690
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 8,230 3.80 $16.01 $33,310
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other 100 3.23 $14.26 $29,670

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 470 0.09 $23.71 $49,320
Other Schools and Instruction 100 0.02 $21.50 $44,720
Performing Arts Companies 180 0.14 $17.98 $37,410
Other Support Services (8) (8) $17.68 $36,770
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 2,050 14.27 $17.65 $36,720


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 6,070 0.36 1.04 $15.97 $33,220
Florida 2,860 0.33 0.97 $13.85 $28,820
New York 2,810 0.30 0.87 $16.60 $34,530
Texas 2,710 0.22 0.65 $12.82 $26,670
Massachusetts 2,030 0.57 1.65 $16.77 $34,890




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 2,010 3.13 9.11 $15.21 $31,630
Alaska 870 2.77 8.05 $15.79 $32,840
South Dakota 470 1.12 3.26 $13.04 $27,120
Wyoming 270 0.99 2.89 $15.73 $32,720
Utah 1,320 0.91 2.64 $14.47 $30,100




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 880 0.27 0.79 $18.12 $37,690
Colorado 1,670 0.64 1.86 $17.14 $35,650
Massachusetts 2,030 0.57 1.65 $16.77 $34,890
New York 2,810 0.30 0.87 $16.60 $34,530
Arkansas 180 0.15 0.43 $16.11 $33,500





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 2,690 0.28 0.82 $17.04 $35,450
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,210 0.36 1.05 $16.27 $33,830
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,600 0.58 1.69 $16.87 $35,090
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1,490 1.18 3.44 $14.42 $29,990
Urban Honolulu, HI 1,210 2.60 7.56 $13.34 $27,750
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,160 0.48 1.39 $17.41 $36,210
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,120 0.31 0.91 $11.73 $24,390
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,020 0.32 0.94 $14.53 $30,230
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 1,000 0.68 1.98 $13.67 $28,430
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 970 0.34 1.00 $14.24 $29,620




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 520 8.34 24.28 $14.69 $30,560
Prescott, AZ 240 3.83 11.14 $15.56 $32,370
St. George, UT 210 3.22 9.37 $13.45 $27,970
Urban Honolulu, HI 1,210 2.60 7.56 $13.34 $27,750
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 140 1.90 5.54 $19.44 $40,440
Asheville, NC 360 1.84 5.35 $12.67 $26,350
Fort Collins, CO 250 1.58 4.59 $23.52 $48,920
Sheboygan, WI 90 1.55 4.50 $10.87 $22,610
Anchorage, AK 250 1.43 4.17 $15.52 $32,290
Savannah, GA 250 1.42 4.14 $12.06 $25,090