$24,811
Avg. Salary
$9.47
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$115

Bonus

$400

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Lifeguard is $9.47 per hour.

The average pay for a Lifeguard is $24,811 per year.

10%
$7.81
10%
$9.47
50%
$12.62
90%
90%
MEDIAN $9.47
10%
$18k
10%
$25k
50%
$51k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $24,811
$18,226 - $50,779
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$51K
MEDIAN: $24,811
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$0$50K
Salary $18,226 - $50,779
Bonus $1.14 - $993
Profit Sharing $400
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$16,330 - $27,197
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 25
Hourly Data $0$20
Hourly Rate $7.81 - $12.62
Hourly Tips $0.08 - $4.37
Overtime $7.95 - $21.00
Annual Data $0$27K
Bonus $1.14 - $993
Profit Sharing $400
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$16,330 - $27,197
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,700

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 are typically fellow lifeguards; aside from coworkers, lifeguards participate in substantial social interaction with beach- and pool goers. Their hours vary depending on their facility's hours of operation and available shifts.

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Lifeguard Tasks
  • 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.

Lifeguard Pay By Employer

$0$23K

YMCA
138 profiles
$18,698

$21,320

Central YMCA
7 profiles
$17,199

Lifeguard Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Lifeguard

Pay by Experience for a Lifeguard has a positive trend. An entry-level Lifeguard with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $19,000 based on 950 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Lifeguard with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 125 salaries. An experienced Lifeguard which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 31 salaries. A Lifeguard with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 10 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

23%

National Average: $19,968

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Key Stats for Lifeguard

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
60 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 257 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
1%

Experience Affects Lifeguard Salaries

Late-Career
▲17%

Experienced
▲13%

Mid-Career
▲6%

National Average
$20,000

▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 257 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 9%
dental benefits
Dental: 5%
vision benefits
Vision: 6%
no benefits
None: 89%