Salary for Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers

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Also known as:  Beach Lifeguard, Certified Ski Patroller, Life Guard, OEC Technician, Outdoor Emergency Care Technician, Pool Lifeguard, Ski Patrol

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Lifeguards, ski patrol and other recreational protective service workers are charged with the responsibility of monitoring, assisting and protecting individuals partaking in recreational activities at venues such as ski slopes, recreational resorts as well as public and private pools and beaches. They must be able to train and assist recreational participants in performing activities such as skiing or swimming. Additionally, they must be able to act as first responders in the case of an accident or injury. Effective communication with other law enforcement agencies and health care workers is essential for protecting those they monitor. They must also have an extensive working knowledge of the recreational equipment being used, and diligently monitor that equipment for flaws or needed repairs. A high school diploma is required for employment in this professional field.

A Lifeguard, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Worker can earn average salaries in a range of $18,490 - $38,330 based on education and experience. can get an average wage of twenty-seven thousand and fifty dollars on a yearly basis.

can obtain the highest salaries in Hawaii, where they get average compensation of close to $50,100. People with this job title have the most lucrative average salary level in Public Administration, where they can get salary pay of $29,200.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 45.01 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Public Administration
$29,200
Health Care and Social Assistance
$28,730
Accommodation and Food Services
$27,460
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$27,440
Educational Services
$27,270
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$25,240

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Construction
$23,160
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$23,480
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$24,820
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$25,190
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$25,240
Educational Services
$27,270