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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers
Industry profile for Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers
Geographic profile for Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers

National estimates for Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
114,320 4.0 % $ 13.14 $ 27,320 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 9.22 $ 10.65 $ 12.32 $ 14.34 $ 17.57
Annual Wage (2) $ 19,180 $ 22,140 $ 25,630 $ 29,820 $ 36,540


Industry profile for Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 39,990 0.74 $ 14.12 $ 29,380
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 25,620 2.31 $ 12.34 $ 25,660
Amusement Parks and Arcades 19,540 12.74 $ 11.59 $ 24,110
Civic and Social Organizations 11,370 4.35 $ 12.06 $ 25,090
Traveler Accommodation 2,790 0.20 $ 13.23 $ 27,520

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Amusement Parks and Arcades 19,540 12.74 $ 11.59 $ 24,110
Civic and Social Organizations 11,370 4.35 $ 12.06 $ 25,090
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 25,620 2.31 $ 12.34 $ 25,660
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 39,990 0.74 $ 14.12 $ 29,380
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 310 0.55 $ 12.35 $ 25,690

Top paying industries for Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 40 (7) $ 19.50 $ 40,550
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 2,300 0.10 $ 18.95 $ 39,410
Child Day Care Services 310 0.04 $ 15.86 $ 32,980
Grantmaking and Giving Services 30 0.02 $ 15.81 $ 32,890
Religious Organizations 70 0.04 $ 15.69 $ 32,630


Geographic profile for Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of lifeguards, ski patrol, and other recreational protective service workers by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 20,530 2.39 2.94 $ 12.63 $ 26,270
California 12,650 0.77 0.94 $ 17.25 $ 35,890
Texas 8,610 0.70 0.87 $ 11.39 $ 23,700
Ohio 4,870 0.94 1.15 $ 11.04 $ 22,970
Pennsylvania 4,640 0.83 1.03 $ 11.16 $ 23,210


Map of location quotient of lifeguards, ski patrol, and other recreational protective service workers by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 20,530 2.39 2.94 $ 12.63 $ 26,270
Wyoming 580 2.21 2.72 $ 12.44 $ 25,870
Colorado 3,470 1.32 1.63 $ 14.85 $ 30,890
Hawaii 670 1.22 1.51 $ 22.77 $ 47,360
Virginia 4,530 1.21 1.49 $ 12.10 $ 25,170


Map of annual mean wages of lifeguards, ski patrol, and other recreational protective service workers by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 380 0.58 0.71 $ 25.51 $ 53,050
Hawaii 670 1.22 1.51 $ 22.77 $ 47,360
Alaska 220 0.74 0.92 $ 18.59 $ 38,660
California 12,650 0.77 0.94 $ 17.25 $ 35,890
New York 4,540 0.52 0.65 $ 16.26 $ 33,810



Map of employment of lifeguards, ski patrol, and other recreational protective service workers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 13,820 11.77 14.51 $ 11.70 $ 24,340
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 6,250 0.72 0.89 $ 15.71 $ 32,670
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 5,490 0.96 1.18 $ 17.32 $ 36,030
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,550 0.84 1.03 $ 14.16 $ 29,450
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,750 0.94 1.16 $ 15.04 $ 31,280
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,640 0.73 0.91 $ 11.74 $ 24,410
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 2,460 1.00 1.24 $ 17.78 $ 36,970
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,310 0.87 1.07 $ 12.06 $ 25,080
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 1,820 1.31 1.61 $ 17.96 $ 37,350
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,800 0.85 1.05 $ 14.35 $ 29,850


Map of location quotient of lifeguards, ski patrol, and other recreational protective service workers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 13,820 11.77 14.51 $ 11.70 $ 24,340
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 210 2.30 2.84 $ 17.43 $ 36,250
Coeur d'Alene, ID 140 2.17 2.68 $ 11.15 $ 23,200
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 620 1.97 2.43 $ 11.19 $ 23,280
College Station-Bryan, TX 210 1.88 2.32 $ 11.97 $ 24,900
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 360 1.85 2.28 $ 14.75 $ 30,680
Port St. Lucie, FL 260 1.75 2.15 $ 11.98 $ 24,930
Roanoke, VA 250 1.72 2.12 $ 10.57 $ 21,980
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 400 1.69 2.08 $ 11.55 $ 24,020
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC 130 1.68 2.07 $ 14.24 $ 29,620