Training Requirements for Travel Guides

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

Degrees for Travel guides
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 Travel Guides

This represents about 3,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 0 travel guides but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 1,000 more.

Typical Income for Travel Guides

Hourly Income

On average,travel guides make $17.28 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Travel guides $9.15 $12.02 $15.44 $21.21 $28.08
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, travel guides make $35,930 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Travel guides $19,030 $25,000 $32,100 $44,110 $58,400
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

Similar Occupations

Is This Your Career?

Can we ask you a couple questions about travel guides?

Tell us a little about this career