Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

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
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation


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)
31,630 2.9 % $12.50 $25,990 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.72 $8.89 $11.42 $14.87 $18.87
Annual Wage (2) $16,060 $18,490 $23,750 $30,920 $39,240


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 11,670 $11.50 $23,920
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 4,850 $13.57 $28,230
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 3,840 $12.06 $25,080
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 1,620 $13.32 $27,710
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,430 $14.50 $30,150

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 110 $19.04 $39,600
Facilities Support Services 50 $17.18 $35,740
Other Support Services 450 $16.30 $33,910
Other Schools and Instruction 90 $15.90 $33,070
State Government (OES Designation) 840 $15.71 $32,670


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Hawaii 1,920 $12.01 $24,990 3.269
Alaska 660 $14.64 $30,450 2.144
Wyoming 250 $12.97 $26,980 0.895
Idaho 450 $12.45 $25,890 0.729
South Dakota 280 $9.67 $20,120 0.714

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
District of Columbia 180 $15.43 $32,080 0.282
New York 2,400 $15.03 $31,260 0.282
Oregon 300 $14.81 $30,810 0.186
Alaska 660 $14.64 $30,450 2.144
Florida 1,690 $14.50 $30,170 0.230


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

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

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Honolulu, HI 1,260 $11.39 $23,700 2.923
Flagstaff, AZ 120 $13.38 $27,830 2.098
Lewiston, ID-WA 40 $14.38 $29,910 1.660
Rapid City, SD 100 $9.01 $18,740 1.647
Santa Fe, NM 90 $11.61 $24,150 1.475

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Birmingham-Hoover, AL (8) $19.33 $40,200 (8)
Bend, OR (8) $19.00 $39,520 (8)
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 80 $18.05 $37,540 0.071
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 130 $17.48 $36,350 0.064
Anchorage, AK (8) $17.43 $36,240 (8)


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan 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 XLS files.

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.

(8) Estimate not released.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010

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