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Working as a Driver/Guide

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a driver/guide. For example, did you know that they make an average of $12.48 an hour? That's $25,962 a year!

What Does a Driver/Guide Do

There are certain skills that many driver/guides have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed hand-eye coordination, math skills and hearing ability.

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a driver/guide, we found that a lot of resumes listed 36.6% of driver/guides included cdl, while 34.6% of resumes included dot, and 8.6% of resumes included ensure safety. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the driver/guide job title. But what industry to start with? Most driver/guides actually find jobs in the hospitality and transportation industries.

How To Become a Driver/Guide

If you're interested in becoming a driver/guide, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 57.5% of driver/guides have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 5.0% of driver/guides have master's degrees. Even though most driver/guides have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a driver/guide. When we researched the most common majors for a driver/guide, we found that they most commonly earn bachelor's degree degrees or high school diploma degrees. Other degrees that we often see on driver/guide resumes include associate degree degrees or master's degree degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a driver/guide. In fact, many driver/guide jobs require experience in a role such as driver. Meanwhile, many driver/guides also have previous career experience in roles such as school bus driver or tour guide.

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Average Salary$25,962

Driver/Guide Jobs

Driver/Guide Career Paths

Top Careers Before Driver/Guide

Driver
15.9 %

Top Careers After Driver/Guide

Driver
15.0 %

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Average Salary for a Driver/Guide

Driver/Guides in America make an average salary of $25,962 per year or $12 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $37,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $17,000 per year.
Average Salary
$25,962

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Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyCompanyStart DateSalary
Driver/Guide
Driver/Guide
CBC Transportation
CBC Transportation
03/07/2011
03/07/2011
$28,30003/07/2011
$28,300

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Driver/Guide Demographics

Gender

male

73.6 %

female

24.0 %

unknown

2.5 %

Ethnicity

White

68.5 %

Hispanic or Latino

15.0 %

Asian

7.6 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

38.9 %

German

11.1 %

Italian

11.1 %
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Driver/Guide Education

Majors

Business
18.1 %
Biology
8.3 %
History
8.3 %

Degrees

Bachelors

57.5 %

High School Diploma

16.7 %

Associate

8.3 %

Top Colleges for Driver/Guides

1. Stanford University

Stanford, CA

In-State Tuition
$51,354
Enrollment
7,083

2. University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

In-State Tuition
$55,584
Enrollment
10,764

3. University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

In-State Tuition
$56,225
Enrollment
19,548

4. Boston University

Boston, MA

In-State Tuition
$53,948
Enrollment
17,238

5. New York University

New York, NY

In-State Tuition
$51,828
Enrollment
26,339

6. George Washington University, The

Washington, DC

In-State Tuition
$55,230
Enrollment
12,161

7. Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA

In-State Tuition
$18,454
Enrollment
40,108

8. Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

In-State Tuition
$50,420
Enrollment
7,582

9. Yale University

New Haven, CT

In-State Tuition
$53,430
Enrollment
5,963

10. Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

In-State Tuition
$55,188
Enrollment
15,105
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Top Skills For a Driver/Guide

The skills section on your resume can be almost as important as the experience section, so you want it to be an accurate portrayal of what you can do. Luckily, we've found all of the skills you'll need so even if you don't have these skills yet, you know what you need to work on. Out of all the resumes we looked through, 36.6% of driver/guides listed cdl on their resume, but soft skills such as hand-eye coordination and math skills are important as well.

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Top Driver/Guide Employers

1. Holland America Line
4.4
Avg. Salary: 
$40,479
Driver/Guides Hired: 
16+
2. LSG Sky Chefs
3.8
Avg. Salary: 
$39,021
Driver/Guides Hired: 
5+
3. Cruise America
3.8
Avg. Salary: 
$37,053
Driver/Guides Hired: 
3+
4. Princess Cruises
4.8
Avg. Salary: 
$35,574
Driver/Guides Hired: 
2+
5. Holland
4.2
Avg. Salary: 
$42,617
Driver/Guides Hired: 
1+
6. Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging
3.6
Avg. Salary: 
$36,210
Driver/Guides Hired: 
1+

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Updated October 2, 2020