Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

39-7012 Travel Guides

Plan, organize, and conduct long distance travel , tours, and expeditions for individuals and groups.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic 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)
4,110 11.0 % $15.91 $33,090 3.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.60 $10.08 $14.74 $19.85 $26.04
Annual Wage (2) $17,890 $20,970 $30,670 $41,290 $54,170


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 (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 2,570 1.36 $16.30 $33,900
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 820 0.08 $14.84 $30,870
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 160 1.43 $14.54 $30,250
State Government (OES Designation) 70 0.00 $9.37 $19,480
Employment Services 70 0.00 $15.99 $33,260

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 160 1.43 $14.54 $30,250
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 2,570 1.36 $16.30 $33,900
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 820 0.08 $14.84 $30,870
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 70 0.05 $10.84 $22,550
Local Government (OES Designation) 50 0.00 $15.54 $32,330

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 2,570 1.36 $16.30 $33,900
Employment Services 70 (7) $15.99 $33,260
Local Government (OES Designation) 50 (7) $15.54 $32,330
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 820 0.08 $14.84 $30,870
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 160 1.43 $14.54 $30,250


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 800 0.06 1.78 $17.82 $37,070
Florida 370 0.05 1.61 $12.59 $26,180
Utah 280 0.24 7.47 $11.69 $24,310
Pennsylvania 140 0.03 0.78 $18.92 $39,340
North Carolina 130 0.03 1.09 $17.60 $36,610




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Utah 280 0.24 7.47 $11.69 $24,310
Maine 80 0.14 4.37 $8.74 $18,180
Montana 30 0.07 2.23 $14.29 $29,730
California 800 0.06 1.78 $17.82 $37,070
Florida 370 0.05 1.61 $12.59 $26,180




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas (8) (8) (8) $25.55 $53,140
Alaska (8) (8) (8) $23.50 $48,880
New York (8) (8) (8) $20.06 $41,720
Oregon (8) (8) (8) $19.82 $41,220
Indiana 40 0.01 0.44 $19.32 $40,200





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Salt Lake City, UT 170 0.28 8.82 $9.92 $20,630
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 160 0.04 1.27 $19.86 $41,300
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 100 0.05 1.41 $17.00 $35,360
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 90 0.13 3.97 $16.87 $35,100
Boulder, CO 30 0.22 6.76 $19.17 $39,880




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Salt Lake City, UT 170 0.28 8.82 $9.92 $20,630
Boulder, CO 30 0.22 6.76 $19.17 $39,880
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 90 0.13 3.97 $16.87 $35,100
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 100 0.05 1.41 $17.00 $35,360
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 160 0.04 1.27 $19.86 $41,300




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA (8) (8) (8) $24.15 $50,230
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ (8) (8) (8) $23.97 $49,850
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 160 0.04 1.27 $19.86 $41,300
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $19.77 $41,110
Boulder, CO 30 0.22 6.76 $19.17 $39,880
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $19.06 $39,630
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (8) (8) (8) $18.74 $38,970
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $18.21 $37,870
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 100 0.05 1.41 $17.00 $35,360
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 90 0.13 3.97 $16.87 $35,100


About May 2011 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2011 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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