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Average Tour and Travel Guide’s Salary in Canada
The table below details the hourly wages for Tour and Travel Guides.
The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 6531.
Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: tourist guide, travel guide, tour escort, sightseeing guide and ski resort host.
According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary, Alberta at $16.75 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Nova Scoti at $13.01 per hour.
A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $25,000 – $40,000.
Government data indicates that the labour market for this profession will be balanced for the near future. Jobs in this occupation may pay at the minimum wage rates.
Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Tour and Travel Guides in Canada
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|Calgary – Alberta*(1)||15.00||16.75||22.50||2019|
|Edmonton – Alberta*(1)||15.00||16.75||22.50||2019|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia||13.85||15.75||21.96||2018|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba(3)||11.84||14.25||23.00||2018|
|Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1)||11.50||14.00||18.20||2018|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia(1)||11.55||13.01||23.60||2018|
|Toronto – Ontario||14.00||14.00||20.00||2018|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario(1)||14.00||14.00||20.00||2018|
|Ottawa – Ontario(1)||14.00||14.00||20.00||2018|
|Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario(1)||14.00||14.00||20.00||2018|
|Prince Edward Island(3)||11.84||14.25||23.00||2018|
|Montreal – Quebec||12.50||16.00||23.00||2018|
|Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan(3)||11.84||14.25||23.00||2018|
The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for customer and personal services occupations, which includes tour and travel guides, is $20.55. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $560, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $29,100.