Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
145,100 1.7 % $10.89 $22,640 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.21 $8.84 $9.76 $11.66 $15.31
Annual Wage (2) $17,070 $18,400 $20,290 $24,260 $31,840


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) 49,730 0.92 $11.86 $24,670
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 42,370 3.43 $10.25 $21,320
Civic and Social Organizations 19,320 5.04 $10.14 $21,100
Amusement Parks and Arcades 8,670 4.35 $9.76 $20,310
Traveler Accommodation 7,960 0.41 $10.46 $21,760

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 19,320 5.04 $10.14 $21,100
Amusement Parks and Arcades 8,670 4.35 $9.76 $20,310
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 42,370 3.43 $10.25 $21,320
Local Government (OES Designation) 49,730 0.92 $11.86 $24,670
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 340 0.63 $10.30 $21,420

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 1,160 0.05 $15.44 $32,120
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 170 0.02 $12.61 $26,230
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 80 0.01 $12.49 $25,980
Religious Organizations 300 0.16 $12.31 $25,610
Junior Colleges 970 0.13 $11.90 $24,760


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 16,110 1.01 0.98 $15.36 $31,940
Texas 13,360 1.14 1.10 $9.37 $19,490
New York 8,760 0.96 0.93 $12.21 $25,390
Illinois 8,330 1.41 1.36 $10.84 $22,540
Florida 7,630 0.93 0.90 $11.89 $24,740




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 4,270 1.70 1.65 $10.64 $22,130
Hawaii 1,010 1.59 1.54 $17.61 $36,640
Utah 2,160 1.57 1.52 $9.44 $19,630
North Dakota 610 1.44 1.40 $10.72 $22,310
Missouri 3,970 1.44 1.39 $8.98 $18,680




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 1.59 1.54 $17.61 $36,640
Alaska 310 0.94 0.91 $15.93 $33,130
District of Columbia 220 0.31 0.30 $15.67 $32,590
California 16,110 1.01 0.98 $15.36 $31,940
Washington 2,680 0.87 0.84 $12.79 $26,600





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 0.88 0.85 $12.17 $25,310
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 5,430 1.49 1.44 $11.33 $23,570
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,840 1.15 1.11 $18.71 $38,910
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,170 1.30 1.26 $9.22 $19,180
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,120 1.25 1.21 $11.31 $23,520
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,910 0.99 0.96 $9.22 $19,190
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,680 1.05 1.02 $9.38 $19,500
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 2,460 1.74 1.68 $9.96 $20,720
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 2,410 1.54 1.49 $14.51 $30,180
St. Louis, MO-IL 2,270 1.68 1.63 $9.14 $19,020