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How Much Does a River Rafting Guide Earn In The United States?

River Rafting Guide Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$26,000
$16,000
$26,000
$40,000
River rafting guides in the United States make an average salary of $26,204 per year or $12.6 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $16,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $40,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Hawaii, Alaska, California, Ohio, and Michigan provide the highest river rafting guide salaries.
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Where River Rafting Guides Earn The Most

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How Much Do River Rafting Guides Earn In Different Cities?

While a river rafting guide can average a salary of $26,204 per year, or $12.6 per hour, there are many opportunities for river rafting guides to make more. For example, in Coloma, CA you might make $40,011 per year. Other high-paying locations include Caon City, CO, Salida, CO and Idaho Springs, CO. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Coloma, CA where the average starting salary is $23,000. The highest paying states for river rafting guides include Hawaii, Alaska and California. Meanwhile, Georgia, Maryland, and Indiana offer the lowest salaries.
Location
1. Coloma, CA
$40,011
Avg. Salary
$23k
$53k
2. Caon City, CO
$30,180
Avg. Salary
$23k
$53k
3. Salida, CO
$30,135
Avg. Salary
$23k
$53k
4. Idaho Springs, CO
$29,735
Avg. Salary
$23k
$53k
5. Eagle, CO
$29,642
Avg. Salary
$23k
$53k

High Paying River Rafting Guide Jobs

Which Companies Pay River Rafting Guides The Most?

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Avg. Salary
$26k
$33k

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River Rafting Guide Salary History

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    Recently Added River Rafting Guide Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Rafting Guide
    Rafting Guide
    Salida, CO
    Salida, CO
    11/22/2017
    11/22/2017
    $52,175
    $52,175
    11/22/2017
    Rafting Guide
    Rafting Guide
    Salida, CO
    Salida, CO
    11/20/2017
    11/20/2017
    $26,088
    $26,088
    11/20/2017
    Rafting Guide
    Rafting Guide
    Salida, CO
    Salida, CO
    11/08/2017
    11/08/2017
    $26,088
    $26,088
    11/08/2017
    Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation
    Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation
    Whitewater Raft Guides
    Whitewater Raft Guides
    Whitewater Raft Guides
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Oklahoma City, OK
    01/05/2017
    01/05/2017
    $18,929
    $18,929
    01/05/2017
    ERTT, Inc.
    ERTT, Inc.
    Whitewater Raft Guide
    Whitewater Raft Guide
    Whitewater Raft Guide
    Eagle, CO
    Eagle, CO
    01/01/2017
    01/01/2017
    $34,540
    $34,540
    01/01/2017
    Clear Creek Rafting, LLC
    Clear Creek Rafting, LLC
    Raft Guide
    Raft Guide
    Raft Guide
    Idaho Springs, CO
    Idaho Springs, CO
    02/01/2016
    02/01/2016
    $27,027
    $27,027
    02/01/2016
    ERTT, Inc.
    ERTT, Inc.
    Whitewater Raft Guide
    Whitewater Raft Guide
    Whitewater Raft Guide
    Eagle, CO
    Eagle, CO
    01/08/2016
    01/08/2016
    $38,004
    $38,004
    01/08/2016
    Clear Creek Rafting, LLC
    Clear Creek Rafting, LLC
    Raft Guide
    Raft Guide
    Raft Guide
    Idaho Springs, CO
    Idaho Springs, CO
    01/20/2015
    01/20/2015
    $26,275
    $26,275
    01/20/2015
    Clear Creek Rafting, LLC
    Clear Creek Rafting, LLC
    Raft Guide
    Raft Guide
    Raft Guide
    Colorado
    Colorado
    01/13/2014
    01/13/2014
    $26,108
    $26,108
    01/13/2014
    Clear Creek Rafting, LLC
    Clear Creek Rafting, LLC
    Raft Guide
    Raft Guide
    Raft Guide
    Colorado
    Colorado
    01/14/2013
    01/14/2013
    $24,585
    $24,585
    01/14/2013