Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
141,670 1.5 % $10.54 $21,930 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.06 $8.64 $9.38 $11.35 $14.80
Annual Wage (2) $16,770 $17,980 $19,500 $23,610 $30,790


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) 49,620 0.93 $11.48 $23,870
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 40,800 3.44 $9.93 $20,650
Civic and Social Organizations 18,780 4.85 $9.78 $20,350
Amusement Parks and Arcades 9,020 4.74 $9.76 $20,310
Traveler Accommodation 7,580 0.40 $9.97 $20,730

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 18,780 4.85 $9.78 $20,350
Amusement Parks and Arcades 9,020 4.74 $9.76 $20,310
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 40,800 3.44 $9.93 $20,650
Local Government (OES Designation) 49,620 0.93 $11.48 $23,870
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 410 0.79 $9.84 $20,460

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 1,140 0.05 $15.55 $32,330
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 30 0.01 $13.88 $28,870
Religious Organizations 80 0.04 $13.07 $27,190
Child Day Care Services 100 0.01 $12.53 $26,070
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 150 0.02 $11.84 $24,630


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 17,230 1.11 1.08 $14.75 $30,690
Texas 12,050 1.04 1.01 $9.02 $18,760
New York 8,560 0.95 0.93 $11.89 $24,730
Illinois 8,100 1.38 1.35 $10.27 $21,360
Ohio 6,860 1.30 1.26 $9.18 $19,090



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 4,460 1.82 1.77 $10.27 $21,360
Hawaii 1,010 1.64 1.59 $17.05 $35,460
Virginia 5,630 1.53 1.49 $10.49 $21,820
Missouri 3,960 1.46 1.42 $8.84 $18,390
Wisconsin 4,030 1.45 1.41 $8.95 $18,610



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 1,010 1.64 1.59 $17.05 $35,460
Alaska 290 0.89 0.87 $15.36 $31,940
California 17,230 1.11 1.08 $14.75 $30,690
District of Columbia 200 0.29 0.28 $14.34 $29,830
Washington 2,670 0.89 0.87 $12.16 $25,290




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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,810 0.90 0.87 $12.05 $25,070
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,870 1.19 1.15 $18.11 $37,660
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 4,610 1.29 1.26 $10.80 $22,470
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,340 1.43 1.39 $8.94 $18,590
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,000 1.24 1.21 $11.04 $22,960
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,580 0.88 0.86 $8.75 $18,210
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 2,550 1.85 1.80 $9.89 $20,570
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 2,450 1.61 1.57 $14.10 $29,320
St. Louis, MO-IL 2,420 1.83 1.78 $9.00 $18,720
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,370 0.96 0.93 $9.13 $18,980