Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
135,070 1.7 % $10.11 $21,030 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.91 $8.44 $9.18 $11.00 $14.09
Annual Wage (2) $16,460 $17,560 $19,090 $22,880 $29,300


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) 46,110 0.87 $10.74 $22,340
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 38,460 3.33 $9.72 $20,220
Civic and Social Organizations 19,470 5.06 $9.56 $19,890
Amusement Parks and Arcades 8,780 4.74 $9.48 $19,710
Traveler Accommodation 6,950 0.37 $9.96 $20,710

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 19,470 5.06 $9.56 $19,890
Amusement Parks and Arcades 8,780 4.74 $9.48 $19,710
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 38,460 3.33 $9.72 $20,220
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 520 1.03 $9.46 $19,680
Local Government (OES Designation) 46,110 0.87 $10.74 $22,340

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 1,100 0.05 $15.18 $31,570
Religious Organizations 110 0.06 $13.73 $28,560
Management of Companies and Enterprises 120 0.01 $12.05 $25,060
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 170 0.02 $11.60 $24,130
Child Day Care Services 40 (7) $11.09 $23,070


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 14,750 0.98 0.98 $13.26 $27,590
Texas 10,550 0.94 0.94 $8.86 $18,430
New York 8,280 0.94 0.94 $10.97 $22,820
Illinois 7,570 1.31 1.31 $10.18 $21,170
Ohio 7,260 1.40 1.40 $9.01 $18,740



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 4,060 1.71 1.71 $10.29 $21,390
Wisconsin 4,150 1.52 1.52 $8.83 $18,370
Utah 1,930 1.50 1.51 $9.25 $19,240
Missouri 4,020 1.50 1.51 $8.77 $18,230
Kansas 1,920 1.42 1.42 $8.74 $18,180



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 850 1.39 1.39 $17.44 $36,280
Alaska 220 0.67 0.67 $15.87 $33,000
District of Columbia 190 0.28 0.28 $13.52 $28,130
California 14,750 0.98 0.98 $13.26 $27,590
Washington 2,560 0.88 0.89 $11.63 $24,200




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-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,810 1.28 1.28 $10.64 $22,120
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,330 0.80 0.80 $11.60 $24,120
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,910 0.96 0.96 $14.88 $30,950
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 3,110 1.30 1.30 $10.50 $21,850
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,770 1.16 1.16 $9.90 $20,600
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,570 0.91 0.91 $8.71 $18,120
St. Louis, MO-IL 2,520 1.93 1.93 $8.90 $18,500
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,230 1.00 1.00 $8.89 $18,490
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 2,210 1.67 1.67 $9.83 $20,440
Columbus, OH 1,910 1.97 1.98 $9.16 $19,050



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)
Great Falls, MT 110 3.14 3.14 $8.94 $18,600
Glens Falls, NY 150 2.99 2.99 $9.67 $20,110
Ocean City, NJ 110 2.83 2.83 $13.47 $28,020
Lawrence, KS 130 2.80 2.81 $8.16 $16,970
Sheboygan, WI 150 2.57 2.57 $8.18 $17,020
Idaho Falls, ID 120 2.43 2.43 $8.45 $17,570
Portsmouth, NH-ME 140 2.37 2.37 $10.86 $22,580
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 920 2.34 2.34 $9.16 $19,060
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC 260 2.28 2.28 $9.19 $19,120
Raleigh-Cary, NC 1,230 2.25 2.25 $8.80 $18,300