How much do You get paid?
As a qualified city guide you could make several hundred Ringgits in a single day. If you’re just an overland driver you could struggle to make this much in a whole month.
While income varies hugely from one tourist guide to another, it’s usually much more than minimum wage. Depending on the guests you have, tips can be generous- if you’ve done a good job, of course.
Are all my expenses paid?
This depends very much on the company, however, most professional companies pay your expenses while you’re working- typically food, accommodation, and any work-related travel.
For those who have a special place in their heart for their hometown and the surrounding area, and get great enjoyment from showing friends and family all the amazing sights it has to offer, a career as a travel tour guide could well be the ideal way to turn a pastime into a fruitful career.
Part-time or occasional travel gigs also make this an excellent way to supplement a full-time job or as extra income for retirees. That said , there are some definite skills required to be a good travel guide, the chief one being excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
As mentioned earlier, if you have done a satisfying job, your clients may give you additional tips.
How Much Do Tourist Guide Earn
The job outlook for travel tour guides is good, with average growth expected for the next ten years. The average earnings for those working in the tour guide industry are about RM1,000 to RM3,000 per month for part timers while full timers can earn up to RM15,000 per month, not including extra income found in generous tips or gratuities from grateful travelers.