Tour Guide

Code: 39-7011.00

Also known as: Art Museum Docent, Discovery Guide, Docent, Guide, Historical Interpreter, Museum Docent, Museum Educator, Museum Guide, Science Interpreter, Tour Guide

Description: Who designed that building? During what period in history was that artwork created?Tour Guides are keepers of information, peeling back the secrets of undiscovered worlds. They travel with a variety of sightseeing groups, relaying information on a given location, art piece or culture. Most importantly, Tour Guides present information with an air of first-hand knowledge and confidence.Although some secondary schooling is required or a degree in hospitality or history, it is more important for a Tour Guide to have strong, working knowledge of his or her tour focus. A solid memory and good communication skills are also needed to relay helpful anecdotes and respond to questions quickly and accurately.

Tour Guide

Typical wages

10% $20,430
25% $24,200
Median $29,460
75% $37,730
90% $47,660
10% $9.82
25% $11.64
Median $14.16
75% $18.14
90% $22.91

Projected employment

Estimated Employment
(2019 year)
Projected Employment
(2029 year)
Percent Change +0 %
Projected Annual Job Openings 9,600