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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
  • $79,000

    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
Instructor Consultant Project Manager
Senior Project Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Instructor Consultant Manager
Account Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Instructor Consultant Office Manager
Business Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Tutor Team Leader Account Manager
Senior Account Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Tutor Team Leader Manager
Marketing Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Tutor Team Leader Sales Manager
Director Of Sales And Marketing
9 Yearsyrs
Certified Nursing Assistant Specialist Account Executive
Sales Account Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Certified Nursing Assistant Lead Teacher Director
Managing Director
11 Yearsyrs
Certified Nursing Assistant Lead Teacher Assistant Manager
Center Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Coordinator Executive Assistant Operations Manager
Site Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Coordinator Executive Assistant Office Manager
Business Owner
6 Yearsyrs
Coordinator Executive Assistant Manager
Chief Executive Officer
8 Yearsyrs
Counselor Adjunct Professor Project Manager
Development Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Counselor Lead Teacher Director
Founder And Chief Executive Officer
7 Yearsyrs
Counselor Account Executive Product Manager
Brand Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Technician Analyst Program Manager
Associate Director
8 Yearsyrs
Technician Account Executive Vice President, Business Development
President And Founder
5 Yearsyrs
Barista Sales Consultant Internet Sales Consultant
Internet Sales Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Technician Foreman Business Owner
Entrepreneur
5 Yearsyrs
Specialist Human Resources Generalist Recruitment Manager
Assistant Director Of Admissions
5 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Hunting Guide 3.4 years
Fishing Guide 3.2 years
Mountain Guide 3.1 years
Licensed Guide 2.8 years
River Guide 2.8 years
Tourist Guide 2.6 years
Outdoor Guide 2.2 years
Guide 2.0 years
Driver/Guide 2.0 years
Tour Guide 1.9 years
Museum Guide 1.9 years
Museum Tour Guide 1.8 years
Campus Tour Guide 1.6 years
Wilderness Guide 1.5 years
Discovery Guide 1.1 years
Top Careers Before Guide
Internship 13.6%
Cashier 11.3%
Volunteer 8.1%
Server 6.1%
Assistant 4.0%
Teacher 3.6%
Manager 3.5%
Supervisor 3.0%
Instructor 2.6%
Hostess 2.2%
Top Careers After Guide
Internship 12.8%
Cashier 9.3%
Volunteer 7.2%
Server 6.2%
Manager 4.3%
Assistant 4.2%
Teacher 4.2%
Instructor 3.4%
Owner 2.9%
Supervisor 2.8%
Consultant 2.6%

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Average Yearly Salary
$79,000
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$36,000
Min 10%
$79,000
Median 50%
$79,000
Median 50%
$79,000
Median 50%
$79,000
Median 50%
$79,000
Median 50%
$79,000
Median 50%
$79,000
Median 50%
$170,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Carnival Cruise Line
Highest Paying City
Denver, CO
Highest Paying State
North Dakota
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 $79,385 per year or $38 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $36,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $170,000.

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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Top Skills for A Guide

  1. Safety Procedures
  2. Customer Service
  3. Local History
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Worked closely with managers to make department-specific changes including enhanced safety procedures, improved communication processes and recognition programs.
  • Assisted with any problems associated with merchandise in conjunction with customer service and warehouse operations.
  • Provided clientele with local history, wildlife, and environmental conservation information.
  • Established an online documentation reference library; developed templates for CSB documentation.
  • Facilitated team-building activities and zip-line adventures for participants of every age and background.

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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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Guide Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applier with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate. At Zippia, we went through over 20,555 Guide resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Guide Demographics

Gender

Female

46.3%

Male

43.6%

Unknown

10.1%
Ethnicity

White

62.8%

Hispanic or Latino

15.3%

Black or African American

10.0%

Asian

7.9%

Unknown

4.1%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

50.1%

French

12.5%

Chinese

5.4%

German

5.0%

Mandarin

4.2%

Italian

3.5%

Russian

2.9%

Japanese

2.8%

Portuguese

2.7%

Arabic

2.1%

Vietnamese

1.2%

Hebrew

1.2%

Dutch

1.1%

Hindi

0.9%

Korean

0.9%

Cantonese

0.9%

Greek

0.8%

Dakota

0.6%

Urdu

0.5%

Tagalog

0.5%
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Guide Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

10.7%

James Madison University

8.4%

University of Central Florida

6.8%

Michigan State University

5.8%

Arizona State University

5.4%

Texas A&M University

5.1%

University of Colorado at Boulder

4.8%

Appalachian State University

4.7%

Brigham Young University

4.7%

Florida State University

4.4%

University of Washington

4.3%

Pennsylvania State University

4.1%

University of Florida

4.0%

Northern Arizona University

4.0%

New York University

3.9%

Colorado State University

3.9%

Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

3.9%

Valencia College

3.8%

Texas State University

3.7%

Ohio State University

3.6%
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Majors

Business

17.8%

Psychology

9.5%

Communication

7.0%

Biology

5.4%

English

5.3%

Criminal Justice

4.9%

Education

4.4%

History

4.3%

Environmental Science

4.3%

Marketing

4.2%

Nursing

3.8%

Kinesiology

3.5%

Fine Arts

3.5%

Accounting

3.3%

Computer Science

3.3%

Management

3.2%

General Studies

3.1%

Political Science

3.1%

Hospitality Management

3.1%

Social Work

3.1%
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Degrees

Bachelors

47.5%

Other

22.9%

Masters

14.3%

Associate

8.5%

Certificate

3.2%

Doctorate

2.2%

Diploma

1.1%

License

0.2%
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