Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
35,930 2.6 % $12.94 $26,920 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.55 $9.34 $11.59 $15.19 $18.95
Annual Wage (2) $17,790 $19,430 $24,100 $31,590 $39,410


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 13,350 8.82 $11.76 $24,470
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 5,650 2.84 $14.21 $29,550
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 3,540 0.30 $14.23 $29,600
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 2,350 17.18 $14.64 $30,450
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,190 0.02 $12.05 $25,060

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 2,350 17.18 $14.64 $30,450
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 13,350 8.82 $11.76 $24,470
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 690 4.69 $13.78 $28,650
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other 90 3.32 $13.28 $27,610
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 5,650 2.84 $14.21 $29,550

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores (8) (8) $19.80 $41,180
Other Support Services 230 0.08 $18.48 $38,440
Lessors of Real Estate 30 0.01 $15.81 $32,880
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,060 0.05 $15.69 $32,630
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 190 0.37 $15.25 $31,710


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 3,970 0.26 0.98 $14.81 $30,800
New York 2,340 0.26 1.00 $14.74 $30,660
Florida 2,120 0.27 1.03 $11.85 $24,650
Massachusetts 2,030 0.60 2.29 $12.48 $25,970
Texas 1,760 0.15 0.58 $12.52 $26,040




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 1,450 2.35 9.01 $13.91 $28,940
Alaska 600 1.85 7.08 $15.33 $31,880
South Dakota 340 0.83 3.17 $11.03 $22,930
Rhode Island 390 0.83 3.17 $12.86 $26,740
Wyoming 230 0.81 3.12 $16.96 $35,270




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 420 0.61 2.36 $17.66 $36,730
Washington 810 0.27 1.05 $17.04 $35,440
Wyoming 230 0.81 3.12 $16.96 $35,270
Connecticut 210 0.13 0.49 $15.58 $32,410
Alaska 600 1.85 7.08 $15.33 $31,880





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,560 0.24 0.92 $16.47 $34,260
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,340 0.76 2.92 $12.75 $26,530
Urban Honolulu, HI 980 2.16 8.27 $12.57 $26,150
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 830 0.20 0.78 $13.99 $29,110
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 830 0.34 1.31 $14.96 $31,110
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 760 0.75 2.86 $16.04 $33,370
St. Louis, MO-IL 570 0.43 1.67 $11.08 $23,050
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 570 0.42 1.63 $14.37 $29,880
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 510 0.71 2.71 $9.72 $20,220
Pittsburgh, PA 490 0.43 1.67 $13.46 $27,990




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 320 5.60 21.50 $14.25 $29,650
Urban Honolulu, HI 980 2.16 8.27 $12.57 $26,150
Cleveland, TN 90 1.95 7.50 $12.18 $25,330
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 130 1.79 6.86 $15.13 $31,470
Savannah, GA 280 1.73 6.66 $11.51 $23,940
Prescott, AZ 90 1.58 6.05 $13.84 $28,790
Rapid City, SD 90 1.42 5.44 $10.60 $22,040
Asheville, NC 230 1.26 4.82 $11.84 $24,620
Napa, CA 80 1.18 4.54 $15.86 $32,990
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 350 1.09 4.18 $10.98 $22,830