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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 $11.59. Hourly wages typically start from $8.55 and go up to $18.95.

Average Tour Guide Yearly Salary in the United States

Tour Guides earn a median salary of $24,100 per year. Salaries typically start from $17,790 and go up to $39,410.

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    • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry | Dover, DE
      Offers: Certificate
    • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate
    • Delaware State University | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Associates, Bachelors
    • Goldey-Beacom College | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
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Tour Guide Earnings by Seniority

Top End Tour Guide Earnings

The highest earning Tour Guides in the United States earn:

$18.95
an hour
$39,410
per year
Senior Tour Guide Earnings

Senior Tour Guides in the United States earn:

$15.19
an hour
$31,590
per year
Experienced Tour Guide Earnings

Experienced Tour Guides in the United States earn:

$11.59
an hour
$24,100
per year
Junior Tour Guide Earnings

Junior Tour Guides in the United States earn:

$9.34
an hour
$19,430
per year
Starting Tour Guide Earnings

Starting Tour Guides in the United States earn:

$8.55
an hour
$17,790
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.

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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 $16.72 $34,770 # 1
Tour Guide Salary in Washington $14.32 $29,780 # 2
Tour Guide Salary in Wyoming $15.98 $33,230 # 3
Tour Guide Salary in Connecticut $13.77 $28,650 # 4
Tour Guide Salary in Alaska $14.16 $29,450 # 5
Tour Guide Salary in Illinois $11.73 $24,390 # 6
Tour Guide Salary in California $14.17 $29,480 # 7
Tour Guide Salary in New York $12.26 $25,490 # 8
Tour Guide Salary in Colorado $15.02 $31,240 # 9
Tour Guide Salary in New Hampshire $13.12 $27,280 # 10
Tour Guide Salary in Hawaii $13.28 $27,620 # 11
Tour Guide Salary in Nevada $13.50 $28,080 # 12
Tour Guide Salary in Pennsylvania $12.98 $26,990 # 13
Tour Guide Salary in Utah $11.69 $24,310 # 14
Tour Guide Salary in Nebraska $10.80 $22,450 # 15
Tour Guide Salary in Montana $13.21 $27,480 # 16
Tour Guide Salary in Rhode Island $11.97 $24,890 # 17
Tour Guide Salary in New Jersey $11.31 $23,520 # 18
Tour Guide Salary in New Mexico $12.07 $25,110 # 19
Tour Guide Salary in Arizona $12.31 $25,600 # 20
Tour Guide Salary in Minnesota $12.52 $26,040 # 21
Tour Guide Salary in Texas $10.57 $21,990 # 22
Tour Guide Salary in Massachusetts $10.94 $22,760 # 23
Tour Guide Salary in Louisiana $10.65 $22,160 # 24
Tour Guide Salary in Oklahoma $11.10 $23,090 # 25
Tour Guide Salary in South Carolina $9.63 $20,040 # 26
Tour Guide Salary in Virginia $11.31 $23,510 # 27
Tour Guide Salary in Mississippi $11.95 $24,850 # 28
Tour Guide Salary in Florida $10.97 $22,820 # 29
Tour Guide Salary in Georgia $10.44 $21,720 # 30
Tour Guide Salary in Delaware $12.23 $25,450 # 31
Tour Guide Salary in Wisconsin $10.89 $22,640 # 32
Tour Guide Salary in North Carolina $11.04 $22,950 # 33
Tour Guide Salary in Oregon $11.26 $23,410 # 34
Tour Guide Salary in Arkansas $11.06 $23,000 # 35
Tour Guide Salary in Idaho $9.16 $19,040 # 36
Tour Guide Salary in West Virginia $10.12 $21,060 # 37
Tour Guide Salary in Ohio $9.69 $20,150 # 38
Tour Guide Salary in Alabama $10.52 $21,880 # 39
Tour Guide Salary in Maryland $9.97 $20,740 # 40
Tour Guide Salary in Kentucky $10.30 $21,420 # 41
Tour Guide Salary in Tennessee $9.44 $19,630 # 42
Tour Guide Salary in South Dakota $10.48 $21,790 # 43
Tour Guide Salary in Kansas $9.55 $19,850 # 44
Tour Guide Salary in Vermont $9.74 $20,250 # 45
Tour Guide Salary in Michigan $9.33 $19,400 # 46
Tour Guide Salary in Iowa $9.38 $19,510 # 47
Tour Guide Salary in Missouri $10.04 $20,880 # 48
Tour Guide Salary in Maine $9.23 $19,200 # 49
Tour Guide Salary in Indiana $9.31 $19,370 # 50
Tour Guide Salary in North Dakota $8.86 $18,420 # 51
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

How to Become a Tour Guide

Interested in becoming a Tour Guide? Here are your next steps.

  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

    Would you make a good tour guide? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

    Take the free career test
  2. Get the Education

    • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry | Dover, DE
      Offers: Certificate
    • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate
    • Delaware State University | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Associates, Bachelors
    • Goldey-Beacom College | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
  3. Get Hired

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