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Working As A Guide

  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Getting Information
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • $151,371

    Average Salary

What Does A Guide Do

A Guide is responsible for helping people to visit unfamiliar areas or buildings. Their primary duties include greeting tourist groups, describing places to people, and providing safety devices and directions.

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Guide Demographics

Gender

Female

50.7%

Male

47.0%

Unknown

2.3%
Ethnicity

White

62.9%

Hispanic or Latino

15.1%

Black or African American

9.6%

Asian

8.2%

Unknown

4.2%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

49.9%

French

12.4%

Chinese

5.6%

German

5.1%

Mandarin

4.0%

Italian

3.6%

Russian

3.1%

Portuguese

3.0%

Japanese

2.6%

Arabic

2.3%

Vietnamese

1.2%

Korean

1.0%

Hebrew

1.0%

Greek

1.0%

Cantonese

1.0%

Hindi

0.8%

Dakota

0.8%

Dutch

0.7%

Turkish

0.5%

Norwegian

0.5%
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Guide Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

10.1%

James Madison University

9.3%

University of Central Florida

6.1%

Appalachian State University

6.0%

Texas A&M University

5.4%

University of Colorado at Boulder

5.1%

Liberty University

5.1%

Michigan State University

4.8%

Northern Arizona University

4.7%

Brigham Young University

4.6%

West Virginia University

4.4%

Central Michigan University

4.1%

Texas State University

4.1%

University of Oregon

3.9%

Arizona State University

3.8%

University of Washington

3.8%

Ball State University

3.8%

Southern New Hampshire University

3.7%

Pennsylvania State University

3.7%

Iowa State University

3.7%
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Majors

Business

17.1%

Psychology

9.3%

Communication

7.2%

Biology

5.9%

English

5.6%

Education

5.3%

Criminal Justice

5.0%

Environmental Science

4.9%

History

4.2%

Marketing

4.1%

Fine Arts

3.5%

Nursing

3.4%

Kinesiology

3.3%

Accounting

3.3%

Computer Science

3.2%

General Studies

3.0%

Social Work

3.0%

Graphic Design

3.0%

Elementary Education

2.9%

Management

2.9%
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Degrees

Bachelors

46.0%

Other

24.0%

Masters

14.8%

Associate

8.5%

Certificate

3.1%

Doctorate

2.3%

Diploma

1.1%

License

0.2%
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Real Guide Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Guide, Travel Royal Gorge Rafting Inc. CO May 15, 2012 $83,480
Lead Guide Thacher Montessori School, Inc. Milton, MA May 05, 2016 $60,383
Primary Head Guide Kinderhouse Montessori School, Inc. San Diego, CA Jul 01, 2015 $49,543 -
$65,000
Travel Guide Steamboat Snowmobile Tours Inc. CO Nov 01, 2013 $48,377
Lower Elementary C Lead Guide Thacher Montessori School Inc. Milton, MA Aug 26, 2013 $48,300
Upper Elementary Guide The Barbara Gordon Montessori School Colleyville, TX Jan 26, 2016 $47,277
Adolescent Community Guide St. Catherine's Montessori, Inc. Houston, TX Sep 21, 2013 $45,590 -
$50,900
Guide, Sightseeing Windigo USA CA Apr 01, 2011 $45,434
Travel Guide Oriental Tour & Travel, Inc. NY Mar 01, 2011 $42,786
Zoo Wildlife Guide Detroit Zoological Society Royal Oak, MI Jan 08, 2010 $41,740
Montessori Guide IZAN Group, LLC Stone Mountain, GA Sep 27, 2016 $41,220
Montessori Guide Hampton Roads Montessori School Newport News, VA Jul 09, 2015 $41,000
Travel Guide Hanatour USA, Inc. Los Angeles, CA Mar 26, 2010 $40,133
Montessori Guide Hampton Roads Montessori School Newport News, VA Jul 09, 2015 $40,000
Montessori Guide Hampton Roads International Montessori School Newport News, VA Nov 18, 2015 $40,000
Travel Guide ESO Travel USA LLC Wilmington, DE Mar 15, 2016 $39,653
Travel Guide Magic Flight Company Orlando, FL Apr 15, 2010 $38,630
Costa Rica/Figi Guide and Coordinator Rustic Pathways USA Willoughby, OH Sep 15, 2010 $38,500
Helicopter Ski Guide Alaska Heliskiing, LLC Haines, AK Feb 12, 2013 $37,566
Guide Windigo USA CA Apr 01, 2012 $34,352
Guide ERTT Inc. DBA Timberline Tours CO Mar 15, 2010 $33,726
Classroom Guide Montessori School of Central Vermont, Inc. Berlin, VT Oct 01, 2010 $33,350
Travel Guides Nevada Kanko Service Inc. Las Vegas, NV Feb 20, 2013 $31,886
Travel Guides Here Today There Tomorrow, Inc. Fairfax, VA Aug 23, 2010 $31,782
Guide H2O Guides, Inc. AK Mar 16, 2011 $31,305
Spiritual Guide Michael Ali Kouhestani Challenge-Brownsville, CA Jul 01, 2010 $31,305
Spiritual Guide Michael Ali Kouhestani Challenge-Brownsville, CA Jun 01, 2010 $31,305

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Top Skills for A Guide

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  1. Safety
  2. Customer Service
  3. Safety Procedures
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Participated in safety committee inspections.
  • Assisted with any problems associated with merchandise in conjunction with customer service and warehouse operations.
  • Worked closely with managers to make department-specific changes including enhanced safety procedures, improved communication processes and recognition programs.
  • Provided clientele with local history, wildlife, and environmental conservation information.
  • Assisted customers through the zip line tour* Practiced safety measures and risk management* Provided an informational and efficient tour

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Top 10 Best States for Guides

  1. Alaska
  2. Oregon
  3. Massachusetts
  4. Washington
  5. Colorado
  6. Arizona
  7. Wyoming
  8. Minnesota
  9. New Jersey
  10. Nevada
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