Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
123,140 1.5 % $10.02 $20,850 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.75 $8.32 $9.09 $10.89 $13.90
Annual Wage (2) $16,120 $17,300 $18,900 $22,650 $28,900


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) 46,850 0.85 $10.75 $22,350
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 28,020 2.63 $9.52 $19,790
Civic and Social Organizations 21,140 5.44 $9.34 $19,430
Traveler Accommodation 6,830 0.40 $9.83 $20,440
Amusement Parks and Arcades 6,160 3.76 $9.08 $18,890

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 21,140 5.44 $9.34 $19,430
Amusement Parks and Arcades 6,160 3.76 $9.08 $18,890
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 28,020 2.63 $9.52 $19,790
Local Government (OES Designation) 46,850 0.85 $10.75 $22,350
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 190 0.42 $9.37 $19,490

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 1,080 0.05 $13.94 $29,000
Religious Organizations 80 0.05 $12.36 $25,700
Social Advocacy Organizations 110 0.06 $11.79 $24,520
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 40 0.03 $11.39 $23,700
Community Care Facilities for the Elderly 80 0.01 $11.08 $23,040


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 12,030 0.86 0.89 $14.00 $29,130
Texas 9,380 0.91 0.95 $8.82 $18,350
New York 7,880 0.94 0.97 $10.87 $22,600
Ohio 7,020 1.41 1.47 $8.66 $18,000
Florida 6,520 0.91 0.95 $10.75 $22,370




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 4,810 2.21 2.30 $9.99 $20,780
Montana 780 1.83 1.91 $10.04 $20,890
Wisconsin 4,250 1.61 1.67 $8.89 $18,490
Wyoming 430 1.57 1.64 $10.11 $21,030
Kansas 2,050 1.56 1.63 $8.49 $17,660




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 670 1.15 1.20 $17.80 $37,030
California 12,030 0.86 0.89 $14.00 $29,130
Alaska 280 0.91 0.94 $12.77 $26,570
District of Columbia 110 0.17 0.18 $11.80 $24,540
Washington 2,090 0.77 0.80 $11.12 $23,120





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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,100 0.81 0.84 $11.03 $22,950
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,820 1.00 1.04 $16.20 $33,700
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,580 1.00 1.04 $9.85 $20,480
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 2,940 2.45 2.55 $9.81 $20,400
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,700 1.06 1.10 $8.64 $17,980
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,430 1.05 1.10 $10.08 $20,960
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 1,830 2.14 2.23 $8.83 $18,360
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 1,800 1.86 1.94 $8.72 $18,130
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,730 1.36 1.42 $8.54 $17,760
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,690 1.39 1.45 $12.15 $25,280




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)
Great Falls, MT 180 5.13 5.34 $8.47 $17,620
Dubuque, IA 170 3.32 3.46 $8.45 $17,570
Bend, OR 180 3.07 3.20 $11.04 $22,970
Boulder, CO 460 2.94 3.07 $9.33 $19,400
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 220 2.93 3.05 $9.77 $20,330
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 120 2.59 2.70 $11.51 $23,940
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 130 2.48 2.59 $8.18 $17,020
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 2,940 2.45 2.55 $9.81 $20,400
Portsmouth, NH-ME 120 2.25 2.34 $10.59 $22,020
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 1,830 2.14 2.23 $8.83 $18,360