Tour Guide salary in New Orleans, LA

How much does a Tour Guide make in New Orleans, LA?

25 salaries reported, updated at September 21, 2021
per hour

The average salary for a tour guide is $25.77 per hour in New Orleans, LA and $75.00 tips per day.

35% higher
than national average
per day

Most common benefits

  • Flexible schedule
  • Employee discount
  • Paid housing
  • Paid sick time
  • Food provided
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Most common benefits for Tour Guides

  • Flexible schedule
  • Employee discount
  • Paid housing
  • Paid sick time
  • Food provided
  • Professional development assistance
  • Commuter assistance
  • Parental leave
  • 401(k)
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

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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.

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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.

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