Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts

Escort individuals or groups on sightseeing tours or through places of interest, such as industrial establishments, public buildings, and art galleries.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
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National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
27,390 3.9 % $9.71 $20,190 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $6.27 $7.23 $9.04 $11.42 $13.95
Annual Wage (2) $13,030 $15,050 $18,790 $23,750 $29,020

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Museums, historical sites, zoos, and parks 9,280 $8.56 $17,810 1 25
Travel arrangement and reservation services 4,420 $10.73 $22,310 2 7
Other amusement and recreation industries 3,820 $9.50 $19,750 3 21
Scenic and sightseeing transportation, land 990 $10.59 $22,030 4 8
Local government (OES designation) 920 $9.59 $19,950 5 18

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
State government (OES designation) 570 $13.73 $28,560 7 1
Federal government (OES designation) 880 $12.74 $26,500 6 2
Scientific research and development services 40 $12.22 $25,420 24 3
Taxi and limousine service 40 $11.98 $24,910 25 4
Spectator sports 80 $11.25 $23,400 22 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Hawaii 1,340 $9.76 $20,290 0.242% 477
Alaska 490 $12.68 $26,370 0.168% 418
Montana 340 $8.57 $17,820 0.086% 526
Vermont 200 $8.71 $18,110 0.069% 486
Arizona 1,270 $9.92 $20,630 0.056% 576

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Idaho 300 $14.26 $29,670 0.053% 323
Alaska 490 $12.68 $26,370 0.168% 418
Maryland 230 $11.57 $24,070 0.009% 576
California 2,010 $11.19 $23,260 0.014% 649
Minnesota 400 $11.18 $23,250 0.015% 617

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Flagstaff, AZ-UT MSA 170 $8.96 $18,630 0.315%
Honolulu, HI MSA 840 $9.18 $19,100 0.209%
Savannah, GA MSA 250 $10.53 $21,910 0.187%
Rapid City, SD MSA 90 $7.55 $15,700 0.187%
Pittsfield, MA MSA 70 $7.35 $15,290 0.167%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Lompoc, CA MSA 70 $14.37 $29,880 0.041%
Vallejo-Fairfield-Napa, CA PMSA 40 $12.85 $26,720 0.021%
Naples, FL MSA 90 $12.84 $26,710 0.079%
San Francisco, CA PMSA (6) $12.59 $26,190 (6)
Sacramento, CA PMSA (6) $12.15 $25,280 (6)

About May 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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