Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
125,770 1.6 % $9.96 $20,720 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.81 $8.35 $9.11 $10.88 $13.88
Annual Wage (2) $16,250 $17,360 $18,950 $22,640 $28,870


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) 46,220 0.84 $10.62 $22,100
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 31,840 2.93 $9.58 $19,920
Civic and Social Organizations 20,460 5.32 $9.29 $19,330
Amusement Parks and Arcades 7,320 4.22 $8.97 $18,660
Traveler Accommodation 6,820 0.39 $9.82 $20,430

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 20,460 5.32 $9.29 $19,330
Amusement Parks and Arcades 7,320 4.22 $8.97 $18,660
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 31,840 2.93 $9.58 $19,920
Local Government (OES Designation) 46,220 0.84 $10.62 $22,100
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 230 0.50 $9.19 $19,110

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 780 0.04 $14.80 $30,790
Religious Organizations 70 0.04 $14.32 $29,780
Management of Companies and Enterprises 100 (7) $12.03 $25,020
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 30 0.03 $11.97 $24,910
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 90 0.01 $11.16 $23,210


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 12,440 0.87 0.90 $13.30 $27,650
Texas 9,460 0.89 0.93 $8.68 $18,050
New York 7,800 0.91 0.95 $10.68 $22,210
Ohio 7,460 1.48 1.53 $8.85 $18,410
Florida 6,410 0.88 0.91 $10.82 $22,500




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 5,010 2.25 2.33 $10.00 $20,800
Idaho 960 1.60 1.65 $9.45 $19,650
Wyoming 410 1.49 1.54 $9.86 $20,500
Ohio 7,460 1.48 1.53 $8.85 $18,410
Wisconsin 3,860 1.45 1.50 $8.85 $18,400




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 610 1.03 1.07 $17.13 $35,640
California 12,440 0.87 0.90 $13.30 $27,650
Alaska 260 0.83 0.86 $12.61 $26,230
District of Columbia 160 0.25 0.26 $12.16 $25,290
Connecticut 2,020 1.24 1.29 $11.22 $23,340





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 4,020 0.78 0.81 $10.91 $22,700
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,630 1.00 1.03 $10.23 $21,280
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,560 0.92 0.95 $14.79 $30,760
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 3,100 2.52 2.61 $9.85 $20,480
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,010 1.28 1.33 $9.90 $20,600
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,610 1.15 1.19 $10.17 $21,150
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,580 0.98 1.01 $8.52 $17,720
St. Louis, MO-IL 2,460 1.93 2.00 $8.55 $17,780
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,090 1.00 1.03 $8.76 $18,210
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,710 0.94 0.97 $8.98 $18,670




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 110 3.30 3.41 $8.54 $17,760
Lawrence, KS 150 3.26 3.38 $8.23 $17,120
Bend, OR 180 2.95 3.05 $10.97 $22,830
Dubuque, IA 150 2.73 2.83 $8.48 $17,630
Portsmouth, NH-ME 140 2.59 2.68 $10.60 $22,050
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 3,100 2.52 2.61 $9.85 $20,480
Sheboygan, WI 140 2.48 2.57 $8.85 $18,410
Boulder, CO 390 2.47 2.56 $9.67 $20,110
Erie, PA 290 2.27 2.35 $8.39 $17,450
Madison, WI 740 2.22 2.30 $9.24 $19,210