Lifeguard earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Lifeguard salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $37,076
Alabama $18,689
Arkansas $22,019
Arizona $23,630
California $30,243
Colorado $23,330
Connecticut $23,860
District of Columbia $37,570
Delaware $21,910
Florida $26,690
Georgia $19,770
Guam $19,910
Hawaii $36,452
Iowa $17,956
Idaho $21,279
Illinois $24,220
Indiana $22,345
Kansas $20,306
Kentucky $17,023
Louisiana $18,800
Massachusetts $25,810
Maryland $22,650
Maine $22,640
Michigan $22,250
Minnesota $23,710
Missouri $18,780
Mississippi $18,920
Montana $20,250
North Carolina $19,180
North Dakota $23,900
Nebraska $20,550
New Hampshire $23,480
New Jersey $22,280
New Mexico $19,010
Nevada $22,230
New York $25,160
Ohio $20,570
Oklahoma $18,570
Oregon $23,820
Pennsylvania $19,868
Puerto Rico $18,520
Rhode Island $24,120
South Carolina $21,090
South Dakota $21,700
Tennessee $19,410
Texas $21,450
Utah $19,300
Virginia $21,750
Virgin Islands $24,840
Vermont $24,330
Washington $26,510
Wisconsin $19,770
West Virginia $20,050
Wyoming $23,420

How do lifeguard salaries compare to similar careers?

Lifeguards earn 6% less than similar careers in the United States. On average, they make less than janitors but more than cashiers.

Career Median Salary
Janitor salary $25K
Housekeeping cleaner salary $25K
Barista salary $25K
Retail salesperson salary $23K
Host and hostess salary $22K
Lifeguard salary $21K
Amusement attendant salary $21K
Cashier salary $21K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)