Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
144,370 1.6 % $11.74 $24,420 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.44 $9.29 $10.77 $12.49 $16.54
Annual Wage (2) $17,560 $19,320 $22,410 $25,990 $34,400


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) 48,990 0.89 $12.59 $26,180
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 40,030 3.06 $11.19 $23,270
Civic and Social Organizations 20,420 5.32 $10.97 $22,810
Amusement Parks and Arcades 8,020 3.88 $10.30 $21,420
Traveler Accommodation 7,740 0.39 $11.39 $23,680

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 20,420 5.32 $10.97 $22,810
Amusement Parks and Arcades 8,020 3.88 $10.30 $21,420
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 40,030 3.06 $11.19 $23,270
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 48,990 0.89 $12.59 $26,180
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 400 0.69 $10.67 $22,190

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) 1,710 0.08 $17.49 $36,390
Educational Support Services 40 0.02 $15.68 $32,610
Other Support Services 40 0.01 $13.62 $28,320
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 60 0.02 $13.38 $27,830
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 40 0.01 $13.36 $27,790


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 15,390 0.91 0.91 $16.55 $34,430
Texas 13,430 1.11 1.11 $10.31 $21,450
New York 7,860 0.84 0.84 $13.29 $27,630
Florida 7,640 0.89 0.89 $12.83 $26,690
Illinois 7,270 1.21 1.22 $11.65 $24,220




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 4,430 1.69 1.70 $12.18 $25,330
Utah 2,290 1.57 1.58 $10.34 $21,500
Nebraska 1,490 1.53 1.53 $10.46 $21,760
Wyoming 410 1.51 1.51 $12.77 $26,560
Kansas 2,030 1.48 1.48 $9.40 $19,560




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 900 1.40 1.40 $19.41 $40,370
Alaska 230 0.73 0.73 $18.03 $37,510
District of Columbia 220 0.30 0.31 $17.70 $36,810
California 15,390 0.91 0.91 $16.55 $34,430
Washington 2,270 0.70 0.70 $14.00 $29,120





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 9,190 0.97 0.97 $13.30 $27,660
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 6,330 1.03 1.04 $18.68 $38,860
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 5,920 1.28 1.28 $11.99 $24,930
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,110 1.31 1.31 $11.14 $23,170
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,760 1.26 1.26 $10.08 $20,960
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3,670 1.03 1.03 $10.84 $22,550
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,650 0.96 0.96 $13.74 $28,580
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,640 0.93 0.93 $10.52 $21,890
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,560 1.31 1.31 $12.39 $25,770
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 2,460 1.66 1.67 $11.30 $23,500