Guide Statistics in the US

The average employee age for guides is 38 years. The guide workforce reached a whopping 16,253 in 2020!

Among guides, we discovered that 48.9% of them are women, while 46.8% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among guides is White, which makes up 71.4% of all guides. Comparatively, there are 11.2% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 6.9% of the Asian ethnicity. Guides are also more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies. Taking it a step further, guides are more likely to find a job in the retail industry.

From where do we know all information about guide demographics? We analyzed 20,555 guides resumes to find out what the average demographics are for the job position. Just to be clear, by demographics we mean the study of population-based factors like age, race, and sex. On top of scouring through resumes, we also took note of job proposals from employers and Census Bureau data. And guess what? We found some pretty interesting information.

Guide Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as guides. Keep reading to find out what the results for guides were.

Guide Gender Ratio

Among guides, 48.9% of them are women compared to 46.8% which are men.

Job Title
  • Female, 48.9%
  • Male, 46.8%
  • Unknown, 4.3%

Guide Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among guides is White, which makes up 71.4% of all guides. Comparatively, there are 11.2% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 6.9% of the Asian ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 71.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 11.3%
  • Asian, 6.9%
  • Black or African American, 6.5%
  • Unknown, 2.0%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.9%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Guides

The chart below shows that 50.1% of guides speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 12.5% and Chinese is the third-most popular at 5.4%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 50.1%
  • French, 12.5%
  • Chinese, 5.4%
  • German, 5.0%
  • Mandarin, 4.2%
  • Other, 22.8%

Guide Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among guides.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Guide Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the guide position over time.

Male
Female
29%
26%
24%
21%
19%
16%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Guide Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of guides changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

We determined the average age of guides based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For Guide

By looking over 20,555 guides resumes, we figured out that the average guide enjoys staying at their job for Less than 1 year for a percentage of 37%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Guide Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of guide employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of guides is 40+ years old, which represents 42% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Guides with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, hunting guide and fishing guide have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Art Museum Docent22%71%
Art Museum Aide29%66%
Tour Coordinator31%64%
Guide47%49%
Driver/Guide74%24%
Fishing Guide88%10%
Hunting Guide91%7%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Hunting Guide
Fishing Guide
Driver/Guide
Guide
Tour Coordinator
Art Museum Aide
Art Museum Docent
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Guides with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to guides.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Live-Out Nanny7.79%
Guide12.16%
Skills Trainer15.07%
Table Games Supervisor18.13%
Dog Trainer18.76%
Barber21.71%
Doorman23.15%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Guide?

male-income
Male Income
$33,683
female-income
Female Income
$29,304

Guide Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that White men and Asian men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
$38,493
$36,221
$33,949
$31,676
$29,404
$27,131
$24,859
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Guide Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
Educationascdesc
Incomeasc
High School Diploma or Less$32,137
Some College/ Associate Degree$36,221
Bachelor's Degree$38,015
Master's Degree$39,797

Guide Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
$42,828
$39,797
$36,765
$33,733
$30,702
$27,670
$24,639
High School Diploma or Less
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

Guide Heatmaps

Where Do Guides Earn The Most?

The map here shows where guides earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Guides Located?

By looking through more than 20,555 resumes, we found that the most popular places for guides are NY, New York and FL, Orlando.

Number of Guides

Guide Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ guides. We found that the most common company type is private. In addition, the industry that employs the most guides is the retail industry.

What Percentage Of Guide Jobs Are Remote?

38.3% Remote

Freelance, outsourced or remote workers who spend much of their time working from home.

61.7% On-Site

Some of the vacancies require to stay on-site without possibility of working remotely.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire guides.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Guide Work In

Employees with the guide job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most guides prefer to work at private companies over public companies.

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Private

Government

Public

Education

Industry Concentration

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ guides. Those industries include retail, hospitality and technology.

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Fortune 500

Retail

Hospitality

Technology

Professional

Guide Jobs