Tour & travel guides

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
62.6k
Average Age
36.4
Average Salary
$18,107
Average Male Salary
$21,371
Average Female Salary
$14,936

About

Tour & travel guides are most often employed by the Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges industry. The average yearly wage for Tour & travel guides was $18,107 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Tour & travel guides by wage are Waiters & waitresses, School bus monitors, and Library technicians.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Tour & travel guides are Hawaii County PUMA, HI, Tantalus to Waikiki PUMA, HI, and Maui, Kalawao & Kauai Counties PUMA, HI. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Tour & travel guides are Tantalus to Waikiki PUMA, HI, Hawaii County PUMA, HI, and Flagstaff City PUMA, AZ.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Tour & travel guides and on wages and locations for those in the field. Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges is the industry that employs the most Tour & travel guides, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Tour & travel guides, by average wage, is Executive offices & legislative bodies. Tour & travel guides are paid most in Weymouth Town, Braintree Town Cities, Hingham, Hull & Cohasset Towns PUMA, MA but are relatively concentrated in Tantalus to Waikiki PUMA, HI.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$18,107
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,345

In 2020, Tour & travel guides earned an average of $18,107, $37,846 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Waiters & waitresses make somewhat more than Tour & travel guides while School bus monitors make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Tour & travel guides as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.526
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Tour & travel guides had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.526, which is higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly for Tour & travel guides (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Tour & travel guides.

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Industries

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Tour & travel guides, by average wage, are Executive offices & legislative bodies, Spectator sports, and Fishing, hunting & trapping.

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Industries by Share

62.6k
2020 Workforce
± 6,140
0.032%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 13.9%

The number of people employed as Tour & travel guides has been growing at a rate of 0.032%, from 62,555 people in 2019 to 62,575 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Tour & travel guides employed by various industries. Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges employs the largest share of Tour & travel guides at  23.3%, followed by Amusement & Recreation with 18.1% and Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions with 17.4%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Tour & travel guides in the US. The average age of male Tour & travel guides in the workforce is 38.2 and of female Tour & travel guides is 34.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Tour & travel guides is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

30.8k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 4,311
31.7k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 4,373

50.7% of Tour & travel guides are Female, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Tour & travel guides.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Tour & travel guides
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

73.7% of Tour & travel guides are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 6.99% of Tour & travel guides, Asian (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Tour & travel guides.

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Age by Sex

38.2
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.54
34.6
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.61

The median age of Tour & travel guides is 36.4, and Male employees are generally 3.6 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Tour & travel guides from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Tour & travel guides is Business but a relatively high number of Tour & travel guides hold a major in Cultural & Gender Studies.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.
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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Tour & travel guides from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Tour & travel guides need many skills, but most especially Active Listening, Service Orientation, and Coordination. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Tour & travel guides need more than the average amount of Service Orientation, Speaking, and Social Perceptiveness.

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