Career Profiles and Employment Projections
Tour Guides and Escorts: Jobs, Career, Salary and Education Information
Tour Guides and Escorts
What Tour guides and escorts Do
Plan, organize, and conduct long distance or sightseeing tours, travel or expeditions. May escort individuals or groups through places of interest such as industrial establishments, public buildings, and art galleries.
Tour guide and escort Salaries
- 2020 employment: 44,000
- May 2021 median annual wage: $29,780
Job Outlook for Tour guides and escorts
Projected employment change, 2020-30:
- Number of new jobs: 12,800
- Growth rate: 29 percent (Much faster than average)
How to Become a Tour guide or escort
Education and training:
- Typical entry-level education: High school diploma or equivalent
- Work experience in a related occupation: None
- Typical on-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training
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*Some content used by permission of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor.