Tour & travel guides

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Total Workforce

71.2k

Average Age

35.4

Average Salary

$16,939

Average Male Salary

$20,734

Average Female Salary

$13,296

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 $16,939 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Tour & travel guides by wage are Library assistants, clerical, Library technicians, and Childcare workers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Tour & travel guides are Flagstaff City PUMA, AZ, Tempe City (North) PUMA, AZ, and Marion, Knox & Morrow Counties PUMA, OH. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Tour & travel guides are Flagstaff City PUMA, AZ, Tempe City (North) PUMA, AZ, and New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA.

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 Water transportation. Tour & travel guides are paid most in Miami-Dade (South/Outside Urban Development Boundary) & Monroe Counties PUMA, FL but are relatively concentrated in Flagstaff City PUMA, AZ.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$16,939

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,777

In 2018, Tour & travel guides earned an average of $16,939, $36,950 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Library assistants, clerical make somewhat more than Tour & travel guides while Childcare workers 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

0.493

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Tour & travel guides had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.493, which is higher than than the national average of 0.479. 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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Wage by Location

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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 by Share

71.2k

2018 Workforce

± 6,552

19.8%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 11.4%

The number of people employed as Tour & travel guides has been growing at a rate of 19.8%, from 59,485 people in 2017 to 71,243 people in 2018.

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  23.1%, followed by Amusement & Recreation with 18.4% and Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions with 17%.

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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 36.1 and of female Tour & travel guides is 34.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Tour & travel guides is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

34.9k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 4,586

36.4k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 4,680

51% of Tour & travel guides are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender 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. White (Hispanic)

  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

76.3% of Tour & travel guides are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 6.59% of Tour & travel guides, White (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 Gender

36.1

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 2.26

34.7

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 2.42

The median age of Tour & travel guides is 35.4, and Male employees are generally 1.4 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 Parks, Recreation, & Leisure.

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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