Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
46,140 2.7 % $14.03 $29,180 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.91 $10.24 $12.39 $16.40 $21.81
Annual Wage (2) $18,530 $21,310 $25,770 $34,110 $45,370


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 17,170 10.63 $12.64 $26,300
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 8,230 3.79 $15.64 $32,530
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 6,250 0.49 $14.47 $30,110
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 2,300 16.20 $16.47 $34,270
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,320 0.02 $13.11 $27,270

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 2,300 16.20 $16.47 $34,270
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 17,170 10.63 $12.64 $26,300
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 670 4.20 $13.92 $28,960
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 8,230 3.79 $15.64 $32,530
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other 70 2.37 $15.82 $32,900

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) $23.32 $48,500
Other Support Services 290 0.09 $20.63 $42,920
Performing Arts Companies 160 0.13 $17.95 $37,330
Other Schools and Instruction 50 0.01 $17.31 $36,000
Scientific Research and Development Services 110 0.02 $17.01 $35,380


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 5,560 0.33 1.03 $15.77 $32,790
New York 3,070 0.33 1.03 $16.79 $34,920
Texas 2,240 0.19 0.58 $12.35 $25,690
Massachusetts 2,200 0.62 1.93 $15.20 $31,610
Florida 1,900 0.23 0.70 $13.38 $27,840




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 1,610 2.54 7.84 $15.27 $31,760
Alaska 670 2.10 6.49 $16.16 $33,610
South Dakota 490 1.16 3.58 $12.56 $26,130
Wyoming 230 0.86 2.65 $14.49 $30,140
Utah 1,050 0.75 2.30 $12.69 $26,400




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 1,160 0.37 1.13 $18.75 $39,000
New York 3,070 0.33 1.03 $16.79 $34,920
District of Columbia 410 0.58 1.80 $16.58 $34,480
Connecticut 320 0.19 0.59 $16.57 $34,460
New Hampshire 280 0.43 1.33 $16.37 $34,050



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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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,400 0.36 1.11 $17.29 $35,970
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,550 0.35 1.08 $15.53 $32,310
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,500 0.81 2.51 $15.79 $32,850
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 1,160 1.04 3.20 $17.39 $36,170
Urban Honolulu, HI 990 2.16 6.66 $13.53 $28,140
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 900 0.36 1.11 $15.49 $32,230
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 840 0.59 1.82 $13.86 $28,840
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 830 0.23 0.70 $13.39 $27,850
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 780 0.64 1.99 $13.87 $28,860
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 690 0.36 1.10 $13.86 $28,830


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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 7.39 22.82 $12.60 $26,220
Prescott, AZ 170 2.80 8.66 $15.45 $32,140
Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ 110 2.37 7.32 $12.93 $26,880
Urban Honolulu, HI 990 2.16 6.66 $13.53 $28,140
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 150 1.98 6.11 $16.72 $34,780
Charlottesville, VA 200 1.84 5.68 $16.95 $35,260
Ocean City, NJ 70 1.76 5.45 $10.05 $20,890
Asheville, NC 330 1.70 5.25 $12.26 $25,510
Bowling Green, KY 120 1.63 5.04 $12.58 $26,160
Napa, CA 90 1.20 3.71 $12.42 $25,820


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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)
Fort Collins, CO (8) (8) (8) $25.72 $53,500
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 80 0.20 0.63 $24.97 $51,940
Dutchess County-Putnam County, NY Metropolitan Division 160 1.15 3.56 $23.50 $48,890
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO (8) (8) (8) $23.27 $48,400
San Rafael, CA Metropolitan Division 90 0.78 2.40 $22.29 $46,370
Columbus, OH (8) (8) (8) $19.73 $41,050
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 590 0.36 1.11 $18.61 $38,710
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 120 1.07 3.31 $18.50 $38,470
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 110 0.11 0.35 $17.87 $37,170
Anchorage, AK (8) (8) (8) $17.63 $36,670

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 / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 470 4.75 14.67 $18.52 $38,530
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 430 12.24 37.82 $16.05 $33,380
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 270 2.05 6.32 $9.41 $19,570
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 220 1.63 5.02 $13.19 $27,430
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 210 5.03 15.55 $13.42 $27,910

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 430 12.24 37.82 $16.05 $33,380
Eastern Sierra Region of California nonmetropolitan area 100 6.77 20.93 $19.05 $39,620
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 210 5.03 15.55 $13.42 $27,910
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 470 4.75 14.67 $18.52 $38,530
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 110 3.94 12.19 $14.68 $30,520

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)
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.15 0.47 $39.67 $82,510
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $23.37 $48,610
West Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $21.82 $45,380
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.72 $41,010
Southwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 70 1.23 3.82 $19.25 $40,050


About May 2017 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.

(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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018