Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers

Monitor recreational areas, such as pools, beaches, or ski slopes to provide assistance and protection to participants.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
117,540 1.6 % $9.98 $20,750 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.64 $8.21 $9.06 $10.82 $13.74
Annual Wage (2) $15,880 $17,080 $18,840 $22,510 $28,590


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 46,680 0.83 $10.60 $22,040
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 25,360 2.38 $9.48 $19,720
Civic and Social Organizations 20,960 5.41 $9.46 $19,680
Amusement Parks and Arcades 6,140 3.83 $8.93 $18,580
Traveler Accommodation 5,630 0.34 $9.86 $20,510

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Civic and Social Organizations 20,960 5.41 $9.46 $19,680
Amusement Parks and Arcades 6,140 3.83 $8.93 $18,580
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 25,360 2.38 $9.48 $19,720
Local Government (OES Designation) 46,680 0.83 $10.60 $22,040
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 280 0.64 $9.11 $18,950

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 980 0.04 $14.41 $29,970
Social Advocacy Organizations 200 0.11 $11.46 $23,830
Community Care Facilities for the Elderly 70 0.01 $10.98 $22,830
Religious Organizations 120 0.06 $10.75 $22,360
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 200 0.10 $10.75 $22,360


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 11,350 0.81 0.88 $13.93 $28,970
Texas 8,310 0.82 0.89 $8.75 $18,190
Illinois 7,100 1.29 1.39 $9.53 $19,810
New York 7,040 0.84 0.91 $10.83 $22,530
Ohio 6,640 1.35 1.46 $8.52 $17,730




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colorado 4,570 2.12 2.29 $9.88 $20,550
Montana 680 1.61 1.74 $9.87 $20,540
Idaho 880 1.49 1.61 $8.91 $18,540
Wyoming 400 1.48 1.60 $9.81 $20,410
Kansas 1,920 1.47 1.59 $8.44 $17,550




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 680 1.19 1.29 $17.06 $35,490
California 11,350 0.81 0.88 $13.93 $28,970
District of Columbia 30 0.05 0.06 $13.43 $27,930
Alaska 310 1.00 1.08 $12.83 $26,690
Connecticut 1,790 1.12 1.21 $11.54 $23,990

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 4,200 1.19 1.28 $9.64 $20,060
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,660 0.96 1.04 $16.40 $34,110
Denver-Aurora, CO 2,720 2.30 2.48 $9.68 $20,130
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,410 0.96 1.04 $8.57 $17,820
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,990 0.87 0.94 $9.77 $20,320
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 1,840 1.90 2.06 $8.65 $17,990
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,660 1.00 1.09 $11.13 $23,140
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1,660 1.34 1.45 $14.23 $29,600
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,600 0.96 1.03 $9.88 $20,550
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 1,480 1.53 1.66 $8.44 $17,560




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sandusky, OH 300 8.77 9.48 $8.02 $16,680
Great Falls, MT 150 4.14 4.48 $8.38 $17,430
La Crosse, WI-MN 200 2.86 3.09 $9.23 $19,200
Dubuque, IA 140 2.75 2.97 $8.38 $17,430
Bend, OR 160 2.70 2.92 $10.58 $22,010
Boulder, CO 390 2.59 2.81 $9.39 $19,540
Portsmouth, NH-ME 140 2.54 2.75 $10.73 $22,320
Charlottesville, VA 220 2.40 2.59 $9.77 $20,320
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 110 2.40 2.59 $11.89 $24,740
Denver-Aurora, CO 2,720 2.30 2.48 $9.68 $20,130




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,660 0.96 1.04 $16.40 $34,110
Honolulu, HI 430 1.03 1.11 $16.35 $34,010
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 350 0.37 0.40 $15.14 $31,490
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 640 0.93 1.00 $14.28 $29,710
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1,660 1.34 1.45 $14.23 $29,600
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 240 1.48 1.61 $14.14 $29,420
Salinas, CA 170 1.10 1.19 $14.06 $29,250
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 490 0.98 1.06 $13.86 $28,840
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,220 0.89 0.96 $13.25 $27,550
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 460 0.48 0.52 $12.74 $26,510

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 630 4.67 5.05 $8.49 $17,670
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 590 1.56 1.68 $8.08 $16,800
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 450 1.74 1.89 $8.43 $17,530
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 330 3.24 3.51 $10.47 $21,780
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 320 1.91 2.06 $8.29 $17,240

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 630 4.67 5.05 $8.49 $17,670
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 330 3.24 3.51 $10.47 $21,780
Northwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 130 3.20 3.46 $8.25 $17,160
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 230 3.18 3.44 $15.10 $31,410
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 140 2.96 3.20 $10.48 $21,790

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 250 1.64 1.78 $18.30 $38,070
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 230 3.18 3.44 $15.10 $31,410
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 70 2.05 2.22 $14.10 $29,330
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 160 2.55 2.76 $13.26 $27,580
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 30 0.46 0.50 $13.24 $27,550


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011