Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
145,660 2.4 % $11.33 $23,570 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.33 $9.06 $10.24 $12.07 $16.04
Annual Wage (2) $17,320 $18,850 $21,290 $25,110 $33,360


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) 47,820 0.88 $12.43 $25,850
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 43,240 3.40 $10.73 $22,330
Civic and Social Organizations 20,240 5.22 $10.48 $21,810
Traveler Accommodation 8,100 0.41 $10.86 $22,580
Elementary and Secondary Schools 2,710 0.03 $11.39 $23,700

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 20,240 5.22 $10.48 $21,810
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 43,240 3.40 $10.73 $22,330
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 47,820 0.88 $12.43 $25,850
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 330 0.58 $10.40 $21,630
Other Schools and Instruction 1,810 0.42 $10.78 $22,420

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) 1,250 0.06 $15.81 $32,890
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 40 0.01 $14.35 $29,850
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 70 (7) $13.54 $28,170
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 60 0.02 $12.93 $26,890
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 47,820 0.88 $12.43 $25,850


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 15,770 0.94 0.92 $16.15 $33,590
Texas 13,350 1.12 1.10 $9.74 $20,260
Illinois 8,000 1.35 1.32 $11.41 $23,730
New York 7,940 0.86 0.84 $13.19 $27,430
Florida 7,650 0.91 0.89 $12.29 $25,570




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 4,400 1.72 1.69 $11.34 $23,590
Hawaii 930 1.48 1.44 $18.81 $39,120
Utah 2,020 1.43 1.40 $10.16 $21,130
Missouri 3,920 1.41 1.38 $9.12 $18,970
Wyoming 370 1.39 1.36 $11.65 $24,230




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 930 1.48 1.44 $18.81 $39,120
Alaska 310 0.97 0.95 $16.69 $34,720
California 15,770 0.94 0.92 $16.15 $33,590
District of Columbia 190 0.27 0.27 $16.10 $33,500
Washington 2,240 0.70 0.69 $13.39 $27,850



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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 6,790 1.01 0.99 $12.92 $26,870
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 5,270 1.44 1.41 $12.13 $25,220
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,830 1.09 1.07 $19.41 $40,370
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,480 1.40 1.37 $9.58 $19,930
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,330 1.14 1.11 $9.59 $19,940
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,280 1.30 1.27 $11.88 $24,710
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,570 0.98 0.96 $9.63 $20,040
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 2,480 1.72 1.68 $10.52 $21,880
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,340 1.21 1.18 $11.85 $24,640
St. Louis, MO-IL 2,250 1.66 1.62 $9.30 $19,350


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Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East Stroudsburg, PA 340 6.19 6.06 $10.12 $21,040
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 210 2.43 2.38 $9.24 $19,220
Dubuque, IA 130 2.33 2.28 $9.02 $18,760
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 160 2.22 2.17 $20.95 $43,570
Boulder, CO 370 2.10 2.05 $11.32 $23,540
Roanoke, VA 320 2.08 2.03 $9.27 $19,280
Watertown-Fort Drum, NY 80 2.04 1.99 $11.86 $24,670
Charlottesville, VA 230 2.03 1.99 $11.30 $23,500
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 500 2.02 1.98 $9.00 $18,730
Wausau, WI 140 1.99 1.95 (8) (8)