The average hourly pay for an Entry-Level Lifeguard in Canada is C$13.83.
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C$11 - C$21
C$20 - C$1,630
C$23,063 - C$44,038
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Job Description for Lifeguard
A lifeguard is responsible for ensuring swimmers' safety and well being in swimming environments such as public pools and beaches. Lifeguards hold a physical job that requires the ability to swim and perform rescues for individuals in distress. Proper knowledge of AED, CPR and similar life-saving techniques is needed; proper first aid skills are mandatory, as is lifeguard certification. The lifeguard's environment is predominantly outdoors with the exception of indoor swimming pools. Coworkers a…Read more
- Administer first aid and contact emergency medical personnel in case of serious injury.
- Maintain a safe swimming environment and enforce all policies, procedures and regulations.
- Insure the pool, spa, and sauna are maintained according to all regulations.
- Respond to emergency situations in the water or surrounding areas.
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Pay by Experience Level for Lifeguard
An early career Lifeguard with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$14.44 based on 333 salaries. A mid-career Lifeguard with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$16.20 based on 61 salaries. An experienced Lifeguard with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$16.72 based on 18 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Lifeguard in their job title in Calgary, Alberta earn an average of 13.0% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Toronto, Ontario (3.5% less) and Ottawa, Ontario (1.0% less).
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