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What is the average salary for Tour Guides in the United States?

Tour Guides earn an average hourly wage of $12.56. Hourly wages typically start from $8.27 and go up to $18.17. Tour Guides earn an average salary of $26,120 per year. Salaries typically start from $17,200 and go up to $37,800.

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Highest

The top 10% of Tour Guides in the United States earn:

$18.17 an hour $37,800 per year
Senior

The top 25% of Tour Guides in the United States earn:

$14.70 an hour $30,570 per year
Experienced

The top 50% of Tour Guides in the United States earn:

$11.51 an hour $23,930 per year
Junior

The bottom 25% of Tour Guides in the United States earn:

$9.11 an hour $18,940 per year
Starting

The bottom 10% of Tour Guides in the United States earn:

$8.27 an hour $17,200 per year

Historical salary for Tour Guides in the United States

Tour Guide salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Tour Guide Salary in District of Columbia $17.63 $36,660 # 1
Tour Guide Salary in Wyoming $16.37 $34,050 # 2
Tour Guide Salary in Alaska $14.98 $31,160 # 3
Tour Guide Salary in New York $14.85 $30,880 # 4
Tour Guide Salary in Illinois $14.75 $30,690 # 5
Tour Guide Salary in Washington $14.52 $30,200 # 6
Tour Guide Salary in California $13.75 $28,610 # 7
Tour Guide Salary in Connecticut $13.51 $28,110 # 8
Tour Guide Salary in Arizona $13.37 $27,810 # 9
Tour Guide Salary in New Mexico $13.29 $27,640 # 10
Tour Guide Salary in Nevada $13.28 $27,620 # 11
Tour Guide Salary in Hawaii $13.06 $27,170 # 12
Tour Guide Salary in Louisiana $12.95 $26,930 # 13
Tour Guide Salary in Colorado $12.94 $26,910 # 14
Tour Guide Salary in Virginia $12.90 $26,830 # 15
Tour Guide Salary in Minnesota $12.84 $26,710 # 16
Tour Guide Salary in Oklahoma $12.78 $26,580 # 17
Tour Guide Salary in Massachusetts $12.72 $26,450 # 18
Tour Guide Salary in New Jersey $12.54 $26,090 # 19
Tour Guide Salary in Montana $12.49 $25,980 # 20
Tour Guide Salary in Georgia $12.33 $25,650 # 21
Tour Guide Salary in Rhode Island $12.29 $25,570 # 22
Tour Guide Salary in Utah $12.28 $25,550 # 23
Tour Guide Salary in Florida $12.28 $25,540 # 24
Tour Guide Salary in Nebraska $12.22 $25,410 # 25
Tour Guide Salary in New Hampshire $12.18 $25,340 # 26
Tour Guide Salary in Oregon $12.12 $25,210 # 27
Tour Guide Salary in Texas $12.01 $24,980 # 28
Tour Guide Salary in Pennsylvania $11.88 $24,710 # 29
Tour Guide Salary in Arkansas $11.61 $24,150 # 30
Tour Guide Salary in Mississippi $11.61 $24,140 # 31
Tour Guide Salary in North Carolina $11.48 $23,880 # 32
Tour Guide Salary in Wisconsin $11.47 $23,870 # 33
Tour Guide Salary in Delaware $11.46 $23,840 # 34
Tour Guide Salary in Tennessee $11.43 $23,770 # 35
Tour Guide Salary in Missouri $11.36 $23,630 # 36
Tour Guide Salary in Maryland $11.31 $23,530 # 37
Tour Guide Salary in Kentucky $11.31 $23,520 # 38
Tour Guide Salary in Ohio $10.91 $22,690 # 39
Tour Guide Salary in Kansas $10.74 $22,340 # 40
Tour Guide Salary in West Virginia $10.64 $22,140 # 41
Tour Guide Salary in South Dakota $10.61 $22,070 # 42
Tour Guide Salary in Idaho $10.47 $21,780 # 43
Tour Guide Salary in Vermont $10.45 $21,730 # 44
Tour Guide Salary in South Carolina $10.45 $21,730 # 45
Tour Guide Salary in Alabama $10.42 $21,680 # 46
Tour Guide Salary in Iowa $10.13 $21,080 # 47
Tour Guide Salary in Indiana $9.96 $20,710 # 48
Tour Guide Salary in Michigan $9.92 $20,640 # 49
Tour Guide Salary in Maine $9.49 $19,730 # 50
Tour Guide Salary in North Dakota $8.69 $18,070 # 51
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics