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How much does a Tour Guide make in the United States?

Average Tour Guide Hourly Wage in the United States

Tour Guides earn a median hourly wage of $11.98. Hourly wages typically start from $8.80 and go up to $20.70.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average Tour Guide Yearly Salary in the United States

Tour Guides earn a median salary of $24,920 per year. Salaries typically start from $18,300 and go up to $43,060.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Employment Type Mix

29%
Full-Time
71%
Part-Time

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Salary Satisfaction

2.8
SCORE
725
RATINGS
Tour Guides average a score of 2.8 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Tour Guides in the 29th percentile of salary satisfaction.

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Tour Guide Earnings by Seniority

Top End Tour Guide Earnings

The highest earning Tour Guides in the United States earn:

$20.70
an hour
$43,060
per year
Senior Tour Guide Earnings

Senior Tour Guides in the United States earn:

$15.87
an hour
$33,010
per year
Experienced Tour Guide Earnings

Experienced Tour Guides in the United States earn:

$11.98
an hour
$24,920
per year
Junior Tour Guide Earnings

Junior Tour Guides in the United States earn:

$9.90
an hour
$20,600
per year
Starting Tour Guide Earnings

Starting Tour Guides in the United States earn:

$8.80
an hour
$18,300
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Tour Guide salary comparison

Tour Guides earn less than 87% percent of Services careers. Tour Guide salaries are in the bottom 93% of all careers in the United States.

Freight and Cargo Inspector Salary $72k
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Funeral Director Salary $50k
Real Estate Agent Salary $44k
Bus Driver Salary $39k
Administrative Assistant Salary $34k
DJ Salary $28k
Tour Guide Salary $24k
Hairdresser Salary $24k
Barista Salary $19k
Source:

Historical salary for Tour Guides in the United States

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Tour Guide salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Tour Guide Salary in Wyoming $20.17 $41,950 # 1
Tour Guide Salary in Washington $15.54 $32,330 # 2
Tour Guide Salary in Utah $12.01 $24,980 # 3
Tour Guide Salary in Texas $10.87 $22,610 # 4
Tour Guide Salary in Vermont $11.27 $23,450 # 5
Tour Guide Salary in Virginia $11.37 $23,660 # 6
Tour Guide Salary in West Virginia $11.29 $23,480 # 7
Tour Guide Salary in Wisconsin $10.21 $21,230 # 8
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
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