Travel Guide

Code: 39-7012.00

Also known as: Cruise Counselor, Guide, Mountain Bike Guide, River Guide, Tour Coordinator, Tour Director, Tour Escort, Tour Manager, Tour Operator, Tours Captain

Description: For any operation to run smoothly, someone has to ensure that schedules are followed, budgets are maintained and consumer satisfaction is always positive. The Tour Guide Director is responsible for overseeing tour operations. He or she supervises tour operators so that tourists have the best possible experience.Travel Guides may have some postsecondary schooling in hospitality, communications, business administration or a related field. Proven experience with staff management, good communications and a tour operations background are necessary to stay competitive.

Travel 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