Tour Guides and Escorts

3.4/10 job score
risk level
by 2030
or $14.16 hourly
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 90% (Robots are watching)

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What do you think the risk of automation is?

How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?

How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Tour Guides and Escorts' job openings is expected to rise 29.1% by 2030
'Tour Guides and Escorts' is expected to be a very fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Tour Guides and Escorts' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Tour Guides and Escorts' was $29,460, or $14.16 hourly
'Tour Guides and Escorts' are paid 29.8% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 38,030 people employed as Tour Guides and Escorts.
This represents around 0.03% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

Escort individuals or groups on sightseeing tours or through places of interest, such as industrial establishments, public buildings, and art galleries.

SOC Code: 39-7011.00

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Sarah (Highly likely) says
Robots are becoming tour guides as I can imagine. Artifical intelligence plans to guide tours soon, a job that a computer can do.
Jun 26, 2019 at 08:32 PM
Tracy says
Well, i don't believe AI or robots can replace all the workforce within the next 20 years. But I think AI can replace most work without many skills, some work that just requires following orders will be easily automated by AI. The work that will not be replaced will be work which requires problem solving skills, creativity, or critical thinking... However, I guess AI can automate almost 98% of jobs within the next 100 years.
Apr 04, 2019 at 02:56 AM
Shannon says
Depends on the TYPE of tour guide. At a museum? Definitely doomed. As a rafting or hiking tour guide? No way.
Mar 31, 2019 at 03:57 PM
Suzanna says
What about an aquarium tour guide?
Nov 18, 2019 at 02:37 AM

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