Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
130,700 1.7 % $10.05 $20,890 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.87 $8.40 $9.16 $10.96 $14.03
Annual Wage (2) $16,360 $17,470 $19,040 $22,790 $29,170


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) 45,780 0.84 $10.74 $22,340
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 34,950 3.13 $9.63 $20,030
Civic and Social Organizations 20,850 5.47 $9.36 $19,480
Amusement Parks and Arcades 8,800 5.02 $9.39 $19,520
Traveler Accommodation 6,690 0.38 $9.93 $20,660

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 20,850 5.47 $9.36 $19,480
Amusement Parks and Arcades 8,800 5.02 $9.39 $19,520
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 34,950 3.13 $9.63 $20,030
Local Government (OES Designation) 45,780 0.84 $10.74 $22,340
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 370 0.76 $9.34 $19,420

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 870 0.04 $14.71 $30,590
Religious Organizations 80 0.04 $14.20 $29,530
Management of Companies and Enterprises 150 0.01 $11.55 $24,030
Junior Colleges 740 0.10 $10.89 $22,660
Local Government (OES Designation) 45,780 0.84 $10.74 $22,340


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 13,510 0.92 0.93 $13.50 $28,090
Texas 10,230 0.94 0.95 $8.89 $18,490
New York 7,730 0.89 0.91 $10.91 $22,690
Ohio 7,120 1.39 1.41 $8.99 $18,690
Florida 6,540 0.88 0.89 $10.80 $22,470




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 3,970 1.73 1.76 $10.25 $21,320
Wisconsin 4,000 1.48 1.50 $8.96 $18,630
Missouri 3,870 1.47 1.49 $8.60 $17,890
Wyoming 400 1.44 1.46 $10.05 $20,900
Ohio 7,120 1.39 1.41 $8.99 $18,690




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 750 1.24 1.26 $16.55 $34,420
Alaska 290 0.90 0.91 $14.11 $29,350
California 13,510 0.92 0.93 $13.50 $28,090
District of Columbia 180 0.28 0.28 $12.57 $26,140
Connecticut 1,820 1.11 1.13 $11.25 $23,400





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 4,010 0.77 0.78 $11.46 $23,830
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,900 1.05 1.07 $9.95 $20,700
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,710 0.93 0.95 $15.07 $31,350
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 3,290 1.43 1.45 $10.24 $21,300
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,950 1.24 1.26 $9.86 $20,510
St. Louis, MO-IL 2,740 2.13 2.16 $8.65 $17,990
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,590 0.94 0.95 $8.67 $18,030
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,440 1.14 1.15 $8.90 $18,520
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 2,150 1.68 1.70 $9.83 $20,450
Columbus, OH 1,830 1.94 1.97 $9.17 $19,070




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)
Ocean City, NJ 110 3.04 3.08 $13.72 $28,540
Great Falls, MT 100 2.99 3.03 $8.90 $18,510
Lawrence, KS 130 2.92 2.96 $8.08 $16,810
Erie, PA 330 2.64 2.67 $8.48 $17,640
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, MA 120 2.55 2.59 $9.61 $20,000
Sheboygan, WI 140 2.52 2.56 $8.64 $17,970
Boulder, CO 380 2.35 2.38 $9.88 $20,560
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 870 2.30 2.34 $9.22 $19,180
St. George, UT 110 2.25 2.28 $8.36 $17,390
Roanoke, VA 340 2.25 2.28 $9.44 $19,640