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 6% less than similar careers in Oregon. On average, they make less than concierges but more than hosts and hostesses.

Career Median Salary
Concierge salary $31K
Food server salary $29K
Housekeeper salary $30K
Amusement attendant salary $30K
Cashier salary $29K
Lifeguard salary $28K
Host and hostess salary $29K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)