Lifeguard earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Lifeguard salary by state

State Name Average Salary
District of Columbia $49,620
Hawaii $46,860
Alaska $38,850
California $35,340
New York $31,200
Washington $30,790
Rhode Island $30,410
Massachusetts $29,870
Vermont $29,840
New Jersey $28,990
Connecticut $28,930
Arizona $28,910
Colorado $28,900
Maryland $28,400
Minnesota $28,380
Maine $28,320
Oregon $28,240
Illinois $25,090
Virgin Islands, U.S. $24,840
Michigan $24,710
South Dakota $24,620
New Hampshire $24,540
Montana $24,530
Wyoming $23,970
Nevada $23,740
Arkansas $23,720
Delaware $23,460
Florida $23,310
Virginia $22,920
Missouri $22,900
Wisconsin $22,820
New Mexico $22,800
Tennessee $22,770
Guam $22,710
Texas $22,690
Idaho $22,620
Oklahoma $22,560
Pennsylvania $22,360
North Carolina $22,330
Nebraska $22,310
Utah $22,310
Ohio $22,300
Indiana $22,140
North Dakota $22,070
South Carolina $22,070
Kentucky $21,910
Louisiana $21,570
Georgia $21,530
West Virginia $20,840
Kansas $20,420
Alabama $19,830
Iowa $19,490
Puerto Rico $18,790
Mississippi $18,320

How do lifeguard salaries compare to similar careers?

Lifeguards earn about the same as related careers in Arizona. On average, they make less than janitors but more than cashiers.

Career Median Salary
Janitor salary $30K
Vehicle cleaner salary $29K
Host and hostess salary $29K
Housekeeper salary $30K
Amusement attendant salary $29K
Lifeguard salary $29K
Cashier salary $29K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)