Salary for Travel Guides

Also known as:  Cruise Director, River Expedition Guide, Tour Coordinator, Tour Director, Travel Guide

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Travel guides take care of details and logistics when it comes to client travel by planning, organizing and assisting with long-distance travel, expeditions and tours for individuals as well as large groups. They have a strong sales record and are able to promote specific packages and tours according to client needs and interests. They are able to both lead groups to tour sites, or organize leaders who are able to. They are detail-oriented individuals who are able to track tour finances, solve client complaints and work cooperatively alongside vendors, management and clients with superior customer service skills. An associate's degree or related vocational training degree is required for employment in this professional field.

A Travel Guide usually gets salaries somewhere between 24000 to 36000 based on tenure and industry expertise. Travel Guides usually receive an average pay level of Thirty Two Thousand Three Hundred dollars yearly.

Travel Guides can get the best pay in Texas, where they can get a compensation of approximating $46220. People in this job function are compensated highest in Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services, where they receive an average salary rate of $33990.

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ANNUAL SALARY
HOURLY RATE
INDUSTRIES
Travel Guides tend to make the most in the following industries
Transportation and Warehousing $33,990
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $33,690
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $25,620
Other Services (except Public Administration) $25,250
Public Administration $24,320
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Public Administration $24,320
Other Services (except Public Administration) $25,250
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $25,620
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $33,690
Transportation and Warehousing $33,990
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