Tour guide earnings by seniority

90th percentile

Top-level tour guide earnings begin at:

$27.64 per hour

$57,490 per year

75th percentile

Senior-level tour guide earnings begin at:

$19.12 per hour

$39,770 per year

50th percentile

Mid-level tour guide earnings begin at:

$15.71 per hour

$32,670 per year

25th percentile

Junior-level tour guide earnings begin at:

$12.96 per hour

$26,950 per year

10th percentile

Starting level tour guide earnings begin at:

$10.76 per hour

$22,380 per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Tour guide salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Wyoming $41,950
Alaska $32,670
Washington $32,330
District of Columbia $32,010
Nevada $31,440
New York $31,234
Colorado $30,720
New Mexico $28,490
Montana $27,980
Hawaii $27,930
Texas $27,000
Pennsylvania $26,480
California $26,397
Illinois $25,660
Ohio $25,650
Minnesota $25,290
Rhode Island $25,080
Oregon $25,050
Utah $24,980
Florida $24,960
Arizona $24,450
New Jersey $24,410
Massachusetts $23,920
Arkansas $23,880
Connecticut $23,870
Delaware $23,860
New Hampshire $23,800
Virginia $23,660
Virgin Islands, U.S. $23,620
South Dakota $23,520
West Virginia $23,480
Vermont $23,450
Kansas $23,440
Mississippi $23,360
Oklahoma $23,330
North Carolina $23,310
Louisiana $23,280
South Carolina $22,710
Missouri $22,360
Georgia $22,230
Kentucky $22,090
Nebraska $21,700
Wisconsin $21,230
Maryland $21,160
Maine $20,930
Indiana $20,750
Michigan $20,080
Tennessee $19,680
Iowa $19,620
Alabama $19,450
Guam $19,190
Idaho $18,780
Puerto Rico $18,490

How do tour guide salaries compare to similar careers?

Tour guides earn about the same as related careers in Alaska. On average, they make less than shipping and receiving clerks but more than receptionists.

Career Median Salary
Shipping and receiving clerk salary $38K
Administrative assistant salary $38K
Travel agent salary $37K
Customer service representative salary $35K
Cargo and freight agent salary $33K
Hairdresser salary $31K
Tour guide salary $33K
Concierge salary $33K
Esthetician salary $31K
Receptionist salary $32K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)