Tour Guides and Escorts

3.9/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $14.32 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 53% (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 15.3% by 2031
'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 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

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

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Tour Guides and Escorts' was $29,780, or $14.32 hourly
'Tour Guides and Escorts' are paid 34.9% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as tour guides and escorts?

As of 2021 there were 30,980 people employed as Tour Guides and Escorts within the United States.
This represents around 0.02% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 4 thousand people are employed as Tour Guides and Escorts.

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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Will says
Yea Take a walk through the woods with Johnny 5.
Jul 09, 2021 at 05:12 AM
Pablo (Could go either way) says
Our business is not bringing information (easy to replace) but bringing a connection with the local flavor and deliver a human empathy.
Mar 23, 2021 at 08:51 PM
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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