Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2007

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
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
107,420 1.6 % $9.34 $19,430 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $6.78 $7.47 $8.64 $10.40 $12.91
Annual Wage (2) $14,100 $15,530 $17,980 $21,620 $26,850

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 Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 24,980 $8.99 $18,690
Civic and Social Organizations 21,450 $8.74 $18,180
Traveler Accommodation 4,300 $9.49 $19,750
Amusement Parks and Arcades 3,830 $8.33 $17,330
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 2,010 $9.32 $19,380

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 40 $10.92 $22,710
Lessors of Real Estate 640 $10.37 $21,580
Grantmaking and Giving Services 100 $10.36 $21,560
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 140 $10.11 $21,030
Nursing Care Facilities 40 $10.03 $20,870

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Wyoming 750 $7.54 $15,680 0.275%
Alaska 450 $12.71 $26,440 0.149%
Colorado 3,040 $9.62 $20,000 0.135%
Nevada 1,610 $9.31 $19,360 0.125%
Virginia 4,320 $8.85 $18,410 0.119%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Hawaii 550 $15.56 $32,360 0.090%
Alaska 450 $12.71 $26,440 0.149%
California 10,610 $12.21 $25,390 0.070%
Massachusetts 3,050 $11.05 $22,990 0.095%
District of Columbia (8) $10.97 $22,820 (8)

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Cheyenne, WY 150 $8.17 $16,990 0.367%
Barnstable Town, MA 260 $12.00 $24,960 0.267%
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 920 $9.84 $20,460 0.234%
State College, PA 150 $7.65 $15,900 0.231%
Sheboygan, WI 140 $9.07 $18,860 0.229%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Honolulu, HI 300 $15.08 $31,370 0.069%
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 670 $14.31 $29,760 0.065%
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 490 $14.14 $29,420 0.087%
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 810 $13.63 $28,340 0.082%
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,760 $13.42 $27,910 0.067%

About May 2007 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files (XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2007 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2007 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2007 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2007 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2007 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped Excel files

Technical notes

Last Modified Date: April 3, 2008

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