How much does a Tour Guide make in the United States?
The average salary for a tour guide is $17.68 per hour in the United States and $75.00 tips per day.
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38% of Tour guides in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area
Frequently asked questions
How can I know if I am being paid fairly as a tour guide?
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How can tour guides increase their salary?
To increase their salary, tour guides can focus on getting more tips from their customers. The happier their customers, the more tips they tend to receive. By acquiring specialist knowledge through relevant courses, degrees or certificates, a tour guide can be sure to have all the knowledge needed for the job and so keep everyone happy.
Alternatively, some tour operators run all-inclusive tours. These are not tipped, but you will get a higher salary to compensate.