Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

39-7011 Tour Guides and Escorts

Escort individuals or groups on sightseeing tours or 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)
38,660 2.9 % $13.51 $28,100 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.80 $9.90 $11.98 $15.87 $20.70
Annual Wage (2) $18,300 $20,600 $24,920 $33,010 $43,060


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 14,480 9.22 $12.07 $25,110
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 6,230 2.91 $15.08 $31,370
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 4,210 0.34 $14.66 $30,490
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 2,470 17.47 $14.25 $29,630
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,190 0.02 $12.75 $26,520

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 2,470 17.47 $14.25 $29,630
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 14,480 9.22 $12.07 $25,110
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 700 4.71 $13.27 $27,600
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other 130 4.22 $13.98 $29,090
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 6,230 2.91 $15.08 $31,370

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) $23.93 $49,780
Other Support Services 250 0.08 $20.30 $42,230
Other Schools and Instruction (8) (8) $19.67 $40,910
Performing Arts Companies 120 0.09 $17.38 $36,160
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,110 0.05 $15.93 $33,130


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 4,580 0.29 1.04 $15.58 $32,410
New York 2,470 0.27 0.98 $14.46 $30,070
Texas 2,050 0.17 0.63 $12.89 $26,810
Florida 1,790 0.22 0.79 $12.80 $26,620
Massachusetts 1,690 0.49 1.78 $13.58 $28,250




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 1,340 2.13 7.72 $14.00 $29,110
Alaska 680 2.10 7.62 $17.16 $35,690
South Dakota 410 0.98 3.56 $11.92 $24,790
Wyoming 240 0.85 3.10 $18.35 $38,170
Rhode Island 390 0.83 3.01 $13.48 $28,030




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 240 0.85 3.10 $18.35 $38,170
Washington 1,150 0.37 1.36 $18.29 $38,040
Alaska 680 2.10 7.62 $17.16 $35,690
Colorado 1,340 0.53 1.94 $16.40 $34,120
District of Columbia 500 0.71 2.57 $16.14 $33,580





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 1,900 0.29 1.05 $15.29 $31,800
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,100 0.61 2.22 $13.75 $28,610
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,000 0.24 0.86 $15.37 $31,960
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 970 0.39 1.41 $14.87 $30,920
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 900 0.84 3.06 $16.85 $35,050
Urban Honolulu, HI 840 1.82 6.61 $13.20 $27,460
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 750 0.54 1.95 $13.76 $28,620
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 720 0.46 1.66 $17.71 $36,840
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 720 0.20 0.71 $12.72 $26,460
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 620 0.84 3.05 $12.33 $25,650




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 400 6.48 23.53 $12.79 $26,600
Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ 100 2.21 8.01 $11.84 $24,630
Savannah, GA 330 2.00 7.28 $11.10 $23,100
St. George, UT 120 2.00 7.27 $14.61 $30,390
Prescott, AZ 110 1.84 6.69 $13.87 $28,850
Urban Honolulu, HI 840 1.82 6.61 $13.20 $27,460
Asheville, NC 320 1.71 6.22 $11.71 $24,360
Napa, CA 100 1.46 5.29 $15.69 $32,640
Bowling Green, KY 100 1.45 5.27 $12.58 $26,160
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 100 1.36 4.96 $14.68 $30,530