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Guide - Federal Salaries of 2020

Pay Rates for "Guide"

How much does a Guide in the federal government get paid? $39,092.75* *Based on the 2020 average.

Guide was the 191st most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 763 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2020, the National Park Service hired the most employees titled Guide, with an average salary of $38,876.

Government Guide jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Guide job is GS-1, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-9. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

This occupation includes all classes of positions the duties of which are to provide or supervise nonprofessional interpretive and guide services to visitors to parks, dams, and other sites of public interest. The work involves giving formal talks, interpreting natural and historic features, explaining engineering structures and related water resource developments, answering questions, guiding tours, and providing miscellaneous services to visitors. Incidental duties are performed in connection with responsibility for visitor safety and protection of historic and scientific objects and natural or engineering features.

Technical and Medical Support Positions encompass jobs that require specialized, practical knowledge and the ability to perform skilled tasked. However, these skills can often be learned on the job or through training when you are hired. In some cases, certifications are required to qualify. Additional education such as an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree will increase starting grade and lead to promotion. Typically promotions are given 1 grade at a time up to a maximum of GS-9.

Agencies that have hired a Guide

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
National Park Service 711 $38,876.33
Bureau of Reclamation 41 $43,024.49
Forest Service 8 $35,130.88
U.S. Mint 3 $47,217.33

Guide Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Guide is $39,092.75. The highest paid Guide made $56,222 in 2020.

Common Guide Payscales

Payscale Number of Guide Employees
GS - General Schedule 763

Starting Paygrade: $20,172.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $61,227.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-9, Step 10
Category: Technical and Medical Support

Other Jobs at the GS-1 Paygrade

GS-1 is the starting paygrade for Guide jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-1 paygrade.

Occupation Occupation Category Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Diagnostic Radiologic TechnologistTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Dental Laboratory Aid and TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Animal Health TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Legal AssistanceClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Cargo SchedulingTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Guide Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020

In 2004, the average pay for a Guide was $26,655. Since then, the average pay has increased to $39,093 in 2020.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 0090.

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