Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
4,250 11.1 % $17.93 $37,300 3.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.43 $11.81 $16.26 $22.54 $28.23
Annual Wage (2) $19,600 $24,570 $33,820 $46,880 $58,720


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 2,180 1.12 $18.11 $37,660
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 1,170 0.10 $18.46 $38,390
Employment Services 140 0.00 $18.95 $39,420
State Government (OES Designation) 70 0.00 $9.28 $19,290
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 60 0.04 $11.69 $24,310

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 2,180 1.12 $18.11 $37,660
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 1,170 0.10 $18.46 $38,390
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 60 0.04 $11.69 $24,310
Local Government (OES Designation) 50 0.00 $13.57 $28,220
State Government (OES Designation) 70 0.00 $9.28 $19,290

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Employment Services 140 (7) $18.95 $39,420
Performing Arts Companies (8) (8) $18.59 $38,660
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 1,170 0.10 $18.46 $38,390
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 2,180 1.12 $18.11 $37,660
Local Government (OES Designation) 50 (7) $13.57 $28,220


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 820 0.06 1.74 $19.70 $40,990
Florida 300 0.04 1.24 $14.02 $29,170
New York 200 0.02 0.73 $15.14 $31,490
Pennsylvania 190 0.03 1.06 $20.48 $42,590
Washington 190 0.07 2.10 $21.98 $45,720




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 120 0.20 6.25 $16.86 $35,070
Idaho 60 0.10 3.08 $8.56 $17,810
Oregon 120 0.08 2.36 $18.94 $39,390
Washington 190 0.07 2.10 $21.98 $45,720
Mississippi 70 0.07 2.11 $14.52 $30,190




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada (8) (8) (8) $26.75 $55,640
Iowa 50 0.03 0.94 $22.66 $47,120
Washington 190 0.07 2.10 $21.98 $45,720
Pennsylvania 190 0.03 1.06 $20.48 $42,590
North Carolina 100 0.02 0.75 $20.45 $42,540





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 330 0.08 2.55 $20.36 $42,360
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 70 0.06 1.97 $15.37 $31,980
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 50 0.03 0.94 $16.87 $35,100
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 40 0.02 0.50 $16.15 $33,580




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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 330 0.08 2.55 $20.36 $42,360
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 70 0.06 1.97 $15.37 $31,980
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 50 0.03 0.94 $16.87 $35,100
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 40 0.02 0.50 $16.15 $33,580




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) $23.82 $49,550
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $21.80 $45,350
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $21.05 $43,790
Eugene-Springfield, OR (8) (8) (8) $20.75 $43,170
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 330 0.08 2.55 $20.36 $42,360
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $18.95 $39,420
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO (8) (8) (8) $17.10 $35,560
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 50 0.03 0.94 $16.87 $35,100
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 40 0.02 0.50 $16.15 $33,580
Honolulu, HI (8) (8) (8) $16.03 $33,350


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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