Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
2,810 10.7 % $17.75 $36,920 2.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.59 $12.78 $16.43 $21.54 $27.55
Annual Wage (2) $19,940 $26,590 $34,180 $44,800 $57,300


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 1,430 0.72 $19.04 $39,610
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 620 0.05 $15.80 $32,860
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 60 0.38 $22.47 $46,740
State Government (OES Designation) 40 0.00 $10.03 $20,860
Local Government (OES Designation) 30 0.00 $18.03 $37,500

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 1,430 0.72 $19.04 $39,610
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 60 0.38 $22.47 $46,740
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 620 0.05 $15.80 $32,860
Local Government (OES Designation) 30 0.00 $18.03 $37,500
State Government (OES Designation) 40 0.00 $10.03 $20,860

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 60 0.38 $22.47 $46,740
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 1,430 0.72 $19.04 $39,610
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions (8) (8) $19.00 $39,530
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land (8) (8) $18.67 $38,830
Local Government (OES Designation) 30 (7) $18.03 $37,500


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 330 0.02 1.05 $16.48 $34,280
Massachusetts 190 0.05 2.70 $22.24 $46,250
New York 180 0.02 1.00 $16.70 $34,730
Pennsylvania 130 0.02 1.10 $20.25 $42,120
North Carolina 120 0.03 1.42 $23.59 $49,070




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)
Montana 80 0.17 8.46 $12.76 $26,530
District of Columbia 40 0.06 3.14 $24.58 $51,130
Massachusetts 190 0.05 2.70 $22.24 $46,250
Mississippi 40 0.04 1.87 $10.71 $22,280
North Carolina 120 0.03 1.42 $23.59 $49,070




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 40 0.06 3.14 $24.58 $51,130
Tennessee (8) (8) (8) $24.06 $50,030
North Carolina 120 0.03 1.42 $23.59 $49,070
Massachusetts 190 0.05 2.70 $22.24 $46,250
Pennsylvania 130 0.02 1.10 $20.25 $42,120





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)
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 150 0.09 4.29 (8) (8)
Flagstaff, AZ 70 1.29 63.21 $9.09 $18,900
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.06 3.11 $17.84 $37,100
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 60 0.02 1.18 $21.73 $45,190
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 30 0.03 1.35 $15.58 $32,400




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 70 1.29 63.21 $9.09 $18,900
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 150 0.09 4.29 (8) (8)
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.06 3.11 $17.84 $37,100
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 30 0.03 1.35 $15.58 $32,400
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 60 0.02 1.18 $21.73 $45,190




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)
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC (8) (8) (8) $22.35 $46,490
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 60 0.02 1.18 $21.73 $45,190
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $19.58 $40,730
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.06 3.11 $17.84 $37,100
Eugene, OR (8) (8) (8) $17.65 $36,710
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $17.44 $36,280
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO (8) (8) (8) $16.55 $34,430
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $15.92 $33,110
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 30 0.03 1.35 $15.58 $32,400
Flagstaff, AZ 70 1.29 63.21 $9.09 $18,900


About May 2015 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 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016