Tour Guides And Escorts

Training Requirements for Tour Guides And Escorts

Tour guides and escorts need a high school diploma or equivalent and moderate-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Tour guides and escorts
Percent
Less than High School 4.5
High School 15.8
Some College 23.0
Associates Degree 12.1
Bachelors Degree 31.2
Masters Degree 10.8
Doctorate or Professional Degree 2.5

Employment Outlook for Tour Guides And Escorts

This represents about 43,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 2,000 more tour guides and escorts but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 19,000 more.

Typical Income for Tour Guides And Escorts

Hourly Income

On average,tour guides and escorts make $13.51 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Tour guides and escorts $8.80 $9.90 $11.98 $15.87 $20.70
Personal care and service occupations $8.45 $9.29 $10.92 $14.02 $19.47
Tour and travel guides $8.82 $9.99 $12.20 $16.31 $21.52
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, tour guides and escorts make $28,100 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Tour guides and escorts $18,300 $20,600 $24,920 $33,010 $43,060
Personal care and service occupations $17,590 $19,320 $22,710 $29,170 $40,490
Tour and travel guides $18,350 $20,770 $25,370 $33,920 $44,760
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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