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Become A Guide

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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
  • $51,000

    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 Career Paths

Guide
Technical Writer Communications Specialist Marketing Manager
Account Director
9 Yearsyrs
Barista Specialist
Account Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Ambassador Specialist Operation Supervisor
Assistant General Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Editor Technical Writer Business Analyst
Assistant Vice President
7 Yearsyrs
Security Officer Service Technician Service Manager
Branch Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Senior Project Manager Operations Director
Business Development Director
11 Yearsyrs
Specialist Account Manager Account Executive
Business Development Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Editor Project Manager General Manager
Business Owner
6 Yearsyrs
Barista Security Officer Account Manager
Director Of Sales
10 Yearsyrs
Photographer Art Director Marketing Coordinator
Events Marketing Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Technician Field Service Technician Service Manager
General Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Program Manager General Manager
Managing Director
11 Yearsyrs
Technical Writer Project Manager General Manager
Market Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Specialist Security Officer Dispatcher
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Writer And Editor Senior Technical Writer Project Manager
Owner/Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Coach Operations Director Vice President
Partner
6 Yearsyrs
Ambassador Account Executive
Sales/Marketing
5 Yearsyrs
Technician Service Technician
Service Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Writer And Editor Marketing Specialist Operations Manager
Site Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Security Officer Account Manager Account Executive
Territory Manager
7 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Hunting Guide 3.4 years
Fishing Guide 3.2 years
Mountain Guide 3.1 years
River Guide 3.0 years
Licensed Guide 2.6 years
Museum Tour Guide 2.4 years
Outdoor Guide 2.3 years
Tourist Guide 2.1 years
Guide 2.0 years
Tour Guide 1.9 years
Historical Guide 1.8 years
Museum Guide 1.7 years
Campus Tour Guide 1.6 years
Driver/Guide 1.6 years
Wilderness Guide 1.4 years
Discovery Guide 1.0 years
Top Careers Before Guide
Internship 13.6%
Cashier 9.2%
Volunteer 8.0%
Server 5.8%
Assistant 4.1%
Manager 3.9%
Teacher 3.8%
Supervisor 3.5%
Instructor 3.1%
Teller 2.7%
Top Careers After Guide
Internship 13.0%
Volunteer 7.4%
Cashier 6.8%
Server 5.3%
Manager 4.5%
Teacher 4.4%
Assistant 4.1%
Instructor 3.8%
Owner 3.5%
Supervisor 3.3%
Consultant 3.2%
President 2.7%

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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 AK Mar 01, 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 Jun 01, 2010 $31,305

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AVERAGE SALARY FOR A Guide

Average Yearly Salary
$51,000
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$21,000
Min 10%
$51,000
Median 50%
$51,000
Median 50%
$51,000
Median 50%
$51,000
Median 50%
$51,000
Median 50%
$51,000
Median 50%
$51,000
Median 50%
$123,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems
Highest Paying City
Anchorage, AK
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Avg Experience Level
1.8 years
How much does a Guide make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Guide in the United States is $51,546 per year or $25 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $21,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $123,000.

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Top Skills for A Guide

  1. Safety Rules
  2. Customer Service
  3. Safety Procedures
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Explain safety rules about the proper use of the equipment, the attractions and their personal safety.
  • 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.
  • Established an online documentation reference library; developed templates for CSB documentation.

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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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  • (15 jobs)
  • (10 jobs)
  • (21 jobs)
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  • (0 jobs)
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  • (8 jobs)
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