Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

39-7011 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
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)
35,100 3.9 % $12.56 $26,120 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.27 $9.11 $11.51 $14.70 $18.17
Annual Wage (2) $17,200 $18,940 $23,930 $30,570 $37,800


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)
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 12,900 8.83 $11.33 $23,570
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 5,080 2.60 $14.00 $29,110
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 3,650 0.32 $12.86 $26,750
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 2,100 16.40 $14.50 $30,150
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,400 0.03 $11.10 $23,090

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 2,100 16.40 $14.50 $30,150
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 12,900 8.83 $11.33 $23,570
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other 90 3.46 $12.98 $27,000
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 470 3.22 $14.58 $30,320
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 5,080 2.60 $14.00 $29,110

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 200 0.40 $16.94 $35,230
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,020 0.05 $15.66 $32,570
Beverage Manufacturing 410 0.21 $15.14 $31,500
Other Support Services (8) (8) $14.98 $31,150
Charter Bus Industry 210 0.68 $14.96 $31,120


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 3,570 0.24 0.91 $13.75 $28,610
Florida 3,480 0.45 1.75 $12.28 $25,540
New York 2,080 0.24 0.91 $14.85 $30,880
Texas 1,790 0.16 0.61 $12.01 $24,980
Hawaii 1,560 2.55 9.82 $13.06 $27,170




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)
Hawaii 1,560 2.55 9.82 $13.06 $27,170
Alaska 470 1.46 5.61 $14.98 $31,160
Wyoming 340 1.19 4.59 $16.37 $34,050
South Dakota 340 0.83 3.19 $10.61 $22,070
Rhode Island 340 0.73 2.80 $12.29 $25,570




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 310 0.46 1.77 $17.63 $36,660
Wyoming 340 1.19 4.59 $16.37 $34,050
Alaska 470 1.46 5.61 $14.98 $31,160
New York 2,080 0.24 0.91 $14.85 $30,880
Illinois 600 0.10 0.40 $14.75 $30,690





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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,310 0.24 0.93 $16.33 $33,970
Honolulu, HI 880 1.97 7.57 $11.80 $24,550
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 820 0.76 2.91 $14.91 $31,010
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 780 0.44 1.68 $13.46 $28,000
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 750 0.18 0.71 $12.81 $26,650
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 670 0.28 1.09 $14.43 $30,010
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 640 0.34 1.33 $12.34 $25,660
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 540 0.51 1.98 $13.63 $28,350
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 520 0.73 2.81 $9.03 $18,780
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 460 0.62 2.40 $12.21 $25,400




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)
Flagstaff, AZ 280 4.79 18.45 $14.21 $29,570
Honolulu, HI 880 1.97 7.57 $11.80 $24,550
Prescott, AZ 110 1.89 7.28 $13.70 $28,490
Savannah, GA 290 1.86 7.17 $11.82 $24,590
Napa, CA 120 1.79 6.89 $14.72 $30,610
Bowling Green, KY 100 1.62 6.23 $12.20 $25,380
St. George, UT 70 1.27 4.87 $14.88 $30,950
Asheville, NC 200 1.15 4.41 $12.11 $25,180
Rapid City, SD 70 1.05 4.04 $10.05 $20,910
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 320 1.04 4.02 $10.15 $21,100




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)
Casper, WY 40 0.82 3.16 $20.34 $42,300
Anchorage, AK 140 0.80 3.07 $17.42 $36,230
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA 90 0.86 3.33 $17.27 $35,910
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 60 0.31 1.18 $16.57 $34,460
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,310 0.24 0.93 $16.33 $33,970
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 450 0.12 0.46 $16.00 $33,280
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA (8) (8) (8) $14.98 $31,160
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.14 $14.92 $31,040
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 820 0.76 2.91 $14.91 $31,010
St. George, UT 70 1.27 4.87 $14.88 $30,950

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 680 4.15 15.98 $14.70 $30,570
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 370 2.56 9.87 $9.44 $19,630
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 290 8.39 32.31 $13.35 $27,760
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 240 3.80 14.61 $16.71 $34,750
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 140 1.02 3.92 $15.72 $32,710

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 290 8.39 32.31 $13.35 $27,760
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 680 4.15 15.98 $14.70 $30,570
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 240 3.80 14.61 $16.71 $34,750
Central South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 100 3.05 11.75 $12.28 $25,540
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 370 2.56 9.87 $9.44 $19,630

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.85 $39,200
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 240 3.80 14.61 $16.71 $34,750
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.04 $33,350
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 140 1.02 3.92 $15.72 $32,710
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 80 1.54 5.93 $15.27 $31,760


About May 2014 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.

(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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015