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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
143,940 2.5 % $12.20 $25,380 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.57 $9.48 $11.26 $13.28 $17.28
Annual Wage (2) $17,830 $19,720 $23,420 $27,620 $35,930


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, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 48,300 0.87 $13.08 $27,200
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 39,880 2.95 $11.56 $24,040
Civic and Social Organizations 19,960 5.16 $11.44 $23,790
Amusement Parks and Arcades 8,750 4.03 $10.64 $22,120
Traveler Accommodation 6,930 0.34 $12.45 $25,890

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 19,960 5.16 $11.44 $23,790
Amusement Parks and Arcades 8,750 4.03 $10.64 $22,120
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 39,880 2.95 $11.56 $24,040
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 48,300 0.87 $13.08 $27,200
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 400 0.67 $10.80 $22,470

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,760 0.08 $18.22 $37,900
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 40 0.02 $14.57 $30,300
Social Advocacy Organizations 80 0.03 $14.10 $29,340
Religious Organizations 130 0.06 $13.51 $28,100
Grantmaking and Giving Services 30 0.02 $13.46 $27,990


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 15,610 0.90 0.92 $17.15 $35,660
Texas 12,240 0.98 1.00 $10.54 $21,920
Florida 8,680 0.99 1.01 $13.12 $27,280
New York 7,820 0.82 0.84 $14.50 $30,150
Ohio 6,600 1.21 1.24 $9.98 $20,760




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 5,160 1.93 1.97 $12.73 $26,490
Wyoming 450 1.64 1.68 $12.78 $26,590
Utah 2,430 1.61 1.65 $11.60 $24,120
Kansas 2,010 1.44 1.47 $9.52 $19,800
Wisconsin 4,100 1.43 1.46 $10.37 $21,570




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 750 1.18 1.21 $21.57 $44,870
District of Columbia 210 0.29 0.30 $20.16 $41,940
California 15,610 0.90 0.92 $17.15 $35,660
Alaska 340 1.08 1.10 $16.47 $34,270
Washington 2,420 0.73 0.74 $14.50 $30,150





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 9,010 0.93 0.95 $14.25 $29,640
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 6,600 1.06 1.08 $19.39 $40,330
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 5,050 1.08 1.10 $12.47 $25,940
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,580 1.44 1.47 $11.55 $24,030
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3,850 1.05 1.08 $11.08 $23,040
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,660 1.20 1.22 $10.24 $21,300
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,730 0.95 0.97 $11.12 $23,130
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,720 0.97 0.99 $14.21 $29,550
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 2,680 1.77 1.81 $11.90 $24,740
St. Louis, MO-IL 2,150 1.57 1.60 $9.77 $20,320