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Beach Lifeguard Salary

$27,388 (USD)

Average Salary

$13/hr

Average Hourly

$277

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 09, 2019

The average pay for a Beach Lifeguard is $27,388 a year and $13 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Beach Lifeguard is between $21,509 and $32,042. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Beach Lifeguard. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Patrols public beach area to monitor activities of swimmers and prevent illegal conduct.
  • Observes activities in assigned area on foot, in vehicle, or from tower or headquarters building with binoculars to detect hazardous conditions, such as swimmers in distress, disturbances, or safety infractions.
  • Cautions people against use of unsafe beach areas or illegal conduct, such as drinking or fighting, using megaphone.
  • Rescues distressed persons from ocean or adjacent cliffs, using rescue techniques and equipment.
  • Examines injured individuals, administers first aid, and monitors vital signs, utilizing training, antiseptics, bandages, and instruments, such as stethoscope and sphygmomanometer.
  • Administers artificial respiration, utilizing cardiopulmonary or mouth-to-mouth methods, or provides oxygen to revive persons.
  • Compiles emergency and medical treatment report forms and maintains daily information on weather and beach conditions.
  • Occasionally operates switchboard or two-way radio system to maintain contact and coordinate activities between emergency rescue units.
Beach Lifeguard Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Transportation Security Screeners

Job family population: 45,250

Estimated population of Beach Lifeguard jobs: 2,554

Rate of error: 0.3%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$31,750
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Beach Lifeguard Job Listings for United States

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Great Lakes, IL, USA
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Lifeguards will help oversee activities at either an Indoor Aquatic Facility or Seasonal Beach. During their time on duty, Lifeguards will be responsible for: Explaining and enforcing rules ...
Retail Team Lead - Aspiring Professionals!
Oct 23
Virginia Beach, VA, USA
Myriad Provisions
We are the Virginia Beach top-performing retail sales and promotions team and we are now looking ... Agency, Advertising Agent, Lifeguard, Caddy, Sports, Athletic, Sports Background, Events ...
Travel Nurse RN - Home Health - $1,496 per week
Nov 23
Renton, Washington, USA
NurseFly Travel Nursing
Clint Eastwood served as a lifeguard at a beach in Renton in 1949, 1950, and 1953! Imagine that!Job BenefitsAt American Mobile Healthcare we take care of our travelers! We offer: Competitive pay ...

The average pay for a Beach Lifeguard is $27,388 a year and $13 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Beach Lifeguard is between $21,509 and $32,042. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Beach Lifeguard. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Lifeguards will help oversee activities at either an Indoor Aquatic Facility or Seasonal Beach. During their time on duty, Lifeguards will be responsible for: Explaining and enforcing rules ...
Retail Team Lead - Aspiring Professionals!
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We are the Virginia Beach top-performing retail sales and promotions team and we are now looking ... Agency, Advertising Agent, Lifeguard, Caddy, Sports, Athletic, Sports Background, Events ...
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