Tour & travel guides

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Total Workforce

59.5k

Average Age

36.9

Estimated Job Growth

9.92%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$15,943

Average Male Salary

$19,989

Average Female Salary

$11,404

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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 Recreational vehicle parks & camps and rooming & boarding houses. Tour & travel guides are paid most in Miami-Dade (South/Outside Urban Development Boundary) & Monroe Counties PUMA, FL but are relatively concentrated in Stillwater City PUMA, OK.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$15,943

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,853

In 2017, Tour & travel guides earned an average of $15,943, $36,122 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Miscellaneous entertainment attendants & related workers 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

0.509

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Tour & travel guides had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.509, 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

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Tour & travel guides.

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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

59.5k

2017 Workforce

± 5,987

-1.81%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 14.4%

The number of people employed as Tour & travel guides has been declining at a rate of -1.81%, from 60,583 people in 2016 to 59,485 people in 2017.

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  23.4%, followed by Amusement & Recreation with 20.4% and Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions with 13.8%.

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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 38.8 and of female Tour & travel guides is 34.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Tour & travel guides is White.

Gender Composition

31.5k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 4,354

28k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 4,110

52.9% of Tour & travel guides are Male, 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

  2. Asian

  3. Black

81.2% of Tour & travel guides are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 7.61% of Tour & travel guides, Asian 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

38.8

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 2.46

34.8

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 2.82

The median age of Tour & travel guides is 36.9, and Male employees are generally 4.09 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 Language & Linguistics.

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, Social Perceptiveness, and Speaking.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Tour & travel guides from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Tour & travel guides are expected to see a growth of 9.92% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

9.92%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Tour & travel guides. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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