Guide Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$39,000
$24,000
Min 10%
$39,000
Median 50%
$64,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Kaiser Permanente
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Average Experience Level
1.8 years
How much does a guide make?
As a Guide in the USA, you can expect to earn on average $39,952 per year or $19.21 per hour. If you are in the top 10 percent, you will make over $64,000; however, if you are in the bottom 10 percent, you will earn less than $24,000 per year. Retail companies and Manufacturing companies have the most job opportunities for Guides. Alaska, New Jersey, Delaware, New York, and Pennsylvania are some of the states with the best Guide salaries in the US. The typical tenure for a Guide is 1.8 years.
Annual Salaries For Related Jobs
Tour Guide
$33,064
Escort
$29,875

Average Guide Salary By Location

As a Guide in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $39,952 per year or $19.21 per hour. The top city when it comes to Guide salaries is San Francisco, CA at $62,041 per year. The San Francisco, CA average entry-level salary for Guides is $30,000. Alaska, New Jersey, Delaware, New York, and Pennsylvania are the highest paying states. Utah, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wyoming, and Idaho are the lowest earners.

Map of Guide Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Guides earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Guide Salary By Company

There is good job security in Guide positions. Some industries offer better pay and benefit packages than others. Retail companies and Manufacturing companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. Kaiser Permanente and Salesforce are the highest paying companies. Also, companies like Magellan Health and Jet pay their Guides very well.

Average Guide Pay By Industry

The type of industry that a Guide works in can influence their earning potential. By looking at our data, we can see that Automotive companies, Professional companies, and Hospitality companies pay their Guides well. Automotive companies pay their Guides the highest wages, averaging $50,281 per year. Professional companies and Hospitality companies pay well too, at $44,455 and $38,685, respectively. The types of companies that pay Guides the least are in the Health Care industry, where the average annual salary is $35,666.
Industry
Average Salary
Automotive
Automotive
$50,281
$50k
Professional
Professional
$44,455
$44k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$38,685
$39k
Retail
Retail
$38,627
$39k
Health Care
Health Care
$35,666
$36k

Guide Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Recently Added Guide Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
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$32,536
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$19,827
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$20,870
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$24,647
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$40,000
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03/08/2020
$22,957
Adventure Guide
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$17,218
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03/06/2020
$27,131
Experience Guide
03/04/2020
$40,000
Anythink
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$47,484
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