Salary for Tour Guides and Escorts

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Tour guides and escorts work to guide individuals or groups of tourists through places of interest such as galleries, historical sites or buildings and organizations. They may even accompany individuals or groups on excursions and to travel destinations such as international tour trips or cruises. They diligently provide directions and recommendations upon request. They have exceptional communications skills that they use to relate to clients and work alongside vendors, travel agents and management on a regular basis. They distribute relevant brochures and market trips, tours and attractions to potential clients. They research site history and select travel routes based on client preference, need and interest. An associate's degree or related vocational school degree is required for employment in this professional field.

A Tour Guide or Escort usually gets a pay level of somewhere between $20,430 and $47,660 based on level of experience. will normally get an average pay level of thirty-two thousand two hundred dollars per annum.

obtain the highest salaries in Washington, where they can earn compensation, on average, of close to $47,860. People working these jobs can make the highest salaries in Information, which has wages of $50,110.

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Tour Guides and Escorts tend to make the most in the following industries:

Retail Trade
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Transportation and Warehousing
Management of Companies and Enterprises

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Accommodation and Food Services
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Educational Services
Public Administration
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