Lifeguard Salary in the US

$10.30
per hour
per year
$38,680
per year
per hour
Bonus
$240/year

Lifeguard - Average Salary

The average salary for a Lifeguard is $10.30 per hour ($38,680 per year), which is $14,810 (-28%) lower than the average salary in the United States.
A Lifeguard can expect an average starting salary of $8.20. The highest salaries can exceed $14.30.
$8.20
Low
$10.30
Average salary
$14.30
High
$20,660
Low
$38,680
Average salary
$90,300
High

Lifeguard Salary Range

Low
$8.20
Average salary
$10.30
Experienced
$12
High
$14.30
Low
$20,660
Average salary
$38,680
Experienced
$52,220
High
$90,300
Among Lifeguards in the U.S., Pool Lifeguards tend to have lower salaries, while Beach Lifeguards generally enjoy higher salaries.

Lifeguard - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Beach Lifeguard$11.10/hour
+8% 
Pool Lifeguard$9.80/hour
 -5%

Lifeguard - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Lifeguard with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $9.40 per hour. A mid level Lifeguard with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $9.80, while an experienced Lifeguard with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $12.20. Lifeguards with more than 20 years of experience earn $13.70 per hour on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Lifeguard

Late Career▲ +33%
Experienced▲ +18%
Average Salary$10.30/hour
Mid Level▼ -5%
Entry Level▼ -9%

Gender Breakdown

Female
42%
Male
58%

Lifeguard - Jobs by Location

Lifeguard - Related Salaries (per year)

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Lifeguard jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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Frequently asked questions about the salary of the Lifeguard

How much does a Lifeguard make in the US?
A Lifeguard in the US earns an average of $10.30 gross per hour, which is about $38,680 gross per year. Everything you need to know about the salary of the Lifeguard updated to 2024.
What is the starting salary for a Lifeguard in the US?
The starting salary of a Lifeguard in the US is around $8.20 gross per hour. Pool Lifeguards usually have a lower salary.
What is the highest salary for a Lifeguard in the US?
The highest salary of a Lifeguard in the US can reach and exceed $14.30 gross per hour. Beach Lifeguards usually have the highest salaries.
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