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Average Salary
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Mountain Guide Careers

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a mountain guide. For example, did you know that they make an average of $12.62 an hour? That's $26,253 a year!

What Does a Mountain Guide Do

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a mountain guide, we found that a lot of resumes listed 82.5% of mountain guides included safe environment, while 9.7% of resumes included cpr, and 7.9% of resumes included responder. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the mountain guide job title. But what industry to start with? Most mountain guides actually find jobs in the hospitality and non profits industries.

How To Become a Mountain Guide

If you're interested in becoming a mountain guide, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 66.7% of mountain guides have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 4.5% of mountain guides have master's degrees. Even though most mountain guides have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a mountain guide. When we researched the most common majors for a mountain guide, we found that they most commonly earn bachelor's degree degrees or high school diploma degrees. Other degrees that we often see on mountain guide resumes include master's degree degrees or associate degree degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a mountain guide. In fact, many mountain guide jobs require experience in a role such as instructor. Meanwhile, many mountain guides also have previous career experience in roles such as sales associate or volunteer.

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Average Salary
$26,253
Average Salary
Job Openings
356
Job Openings

Mountain Guide Demographics

Gender

male

71.3 %

female

23.8 %

unknown

5.0 %

Ethnicity

White

72.1 %

Hispanic or Latino

11.6 %

Asian

7.1 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

55.2 %

French

13.8 %

Russian

10.3 %
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Mountain Guide Education

Majors

Business
10.0 %

Degrees

Bachelors

66.7 %

Certificate

13.5 %

High School Diploma

8.1 %

Top Colleges for Mountain Guides

1. University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA • Private

In-State Tuition
$55,584
Enrollment
10,764

2. University of California - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA • Public

In-State Tuition
$13,226
Enrollment
31,568

3. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC • Public

In-State Tuition
$8,987
Enrollment
18,946

4. Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD • Private

In-State Tuition
$53,740
Enrollment
5,567

5. University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA • Private

In-State Tuition
$56,225
Enrollment
19,548

6. University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX • Public

In-State Tuition
$10,610
Enrollment
40,329

7. Hunter College of the City University of New York

New York, NY • Public

In-State Tuition
$7,182
Enrollment
16,205

8. University of Washington

Seattle, WA • Public

In-State Tuition
$11,207
Enrollment
30,905

9. George Washington University, The

Washington, DC • Private

In-State Tuition
$55,230
Enrollment
12,161

10. Texas A&M University

College Station, TX • Public

In-State Tuition
$11,870
Enrollment
53,194
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Top Mountain Guide Employers

1. Alpine Ascents International
4.0
Avg. Salary: 
$28,551
Mountain Guides Hired: 
5+
2. Vail Resorts
3.8
Avg. Salary: 
$28,431
Mountain Guides Hired: 
4+
3. Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
3.6
Avg. Salary: 
$35,524
Mountain Guides Hired: 
3+
4. Eastern Mountain Sports
4.3
Avg. Salary: 
$33,317
Mountain Guides Hired: 
2+
5. San Juan County
4.0
Avg. Salary: 
$28,936
Mountain Guides Hired: 
2+
6. Nantahala Outdoor Center
4.0
Avg. Salary: 
$29,191
Mountain Guides Hired: 
1+
Updated October 2, 2020