Travel Guides

risk level
Based on 48 votes
by year 2032
or $17.34 per hour
as of 2023

Employment data isn't available specifically for this occupation from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, so we are using the data from Tour and Travel Guides.


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Automation risk

44% (Moderate Risk)

Moderate Risk (41-60%): Occupations with a moderate risk of automation usually involve routine tasks but still require some human judgment and interaction.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Social Perceptiveness

  • Persuasion

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

  • Negotiation

  • Originality

User poll

42% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted they are unsure if this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 44% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Travel Guides will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


Very fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Tour and Travel Guides' job openings is expected to rise 15.3% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.


Very low paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Tour and Travel Guides' was $36,060, or $17 per hour

'Tour and Travel Guides' were paid 25.0% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Moderate range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 46,760 people employed as 'Tour and Travel Guides' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 3 thousand people are employed as 'Tour and Travel Guides'.

Job description

Plan, organize, and conduct long-distance travel, tours, and expeditions for individuals and groups.

SOC Code: 39-7012.00


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Franco (Highly likely) says
Cost reduction
May 26, 2024 at 05:09 PM
BF (Moderate) says
Robots Would be better informed about the areas around them and would have more information than humans.
Nov 03, 2022 at 03:08 AM
Sarah (Highly likely) says
Robots are now becoming assistants for travelers to learn about cities. I think this experiment is now being done in Japan. That's something a robot would do.
Jun 26, 2019 at 08:12 PM

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