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What is the average salary for Lifeguards in the United States?

Lifeguards earn an average hourly wage of $10.11. Hourly wages typically start from $7.91 and go up to $14.09. Lifeguards earn an average salary of $21,030 per year. Salaries typically start from $16,460 and go up to $29,300.

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Highest

The top 10% of Lifeguards in the United States earn:

$14.09 an hour $29,300 per year
Senior

The top 25% of Lifeguards in the United States earn:

$11.00 an hour $22,880 per year
Experienced

The top 50% of Lifeguards in the United States earn:

$9.18 an hour $19,090 per year
Junior

The bottom 25% of Lifeguards in the United States earn:

$8.44 an hour $17,560 per year
Starting

The bottom 10% of Lifeguards in the United States earn:

$7.91 an hour $16,460 per year

Historical salary for Lifeguards in the United States

Lifeguard salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Lifeguard Salary in Hawaii $17.44 $36,280 # 1
Lifeguard Salary in Alaska $15.87 $33,000 # 2
Lifeguard Salary in District of Columbia $13.52 $28,130 # 3
Lifeguard Salary in California $13.26 $27,590 # 4
Lifeguard Salary in Washington $11.63 $24,200 # 5
Lifeguard Salary in Rhode Island $11.34 $23,580 # 6
Lifeguard Salary in Connecticut $11.16 $23,210 # 7
Lifeguard Salary in New York $10.97 $22,820 # 8
Lifeguard Salary in Florida $10.95 $22,770 # 9
Lifeguard Salary in Delaware $10.89 $22,650 # 10
Lifeguard Salary in Massachusetts $10.85 $22,570 # 11
Lifeguard Salary in Vermont $10.78 $22,420 # 12
Lifeguard Salary in New Jersey $10.71 $22,280 # 13
Lifeguard Salary in Wyoming $10.61 $22,070 # 14
Lifeguard Salary in Oregon $10.50 $21,840 # 15
Lifeguard Salary in Nevada $10.35 $21,520 # 16
Lifeguard Salary in Colorado $10.29 $21,390 # 17
Lifeguard Salary in Arizona $10.25 $21,330 # 18
Lifeguard Salary in Georgia $10.25 $21,310 # 19
Lifeguard Salary in New Hampshire $10.21 $21,230 # 20
Lifeguard Salary in Illinois $10.18 $21,170 # 21
Lifeguard Salary in Maine $9.81 $20,400 # 22
Lifeguard Salary in Virginia $9.64 $20,060 # 23
Lifeguard Salary in Minnesota $9.58 $19,920 # 24
Lifeguard Salary in New Mexico $9.49 $19,740 # 25
Lifeguard Salary in North Dakota $9.44 $19,640 # 26
Lifeguard Salary in Michigan $9.32 $19,390 # 27
Lifeguard Salary in Utah $9.25 $19,240 # 28
Lifeguard Salary in Montana $9.22 $19,170 # 29
Lifeguard Salary in South Carolina $9.20 $19,150 # 30
Lifeguard Salary in Oklahoma $9.07 $18,860 # 31
Lifeguard Salary in South Dakota $9.04 $18,800 # 32
Lifeguard Salary in Idaho $9.04 $18,800 # 33
Lifeguard Salary in Ohio $9.01 $18,740 # 34
Lifeguard Salary in Maryland $9.00 $18,720 # 35
Lifeguard Salary in Nebraska $8.91 $18,540 # 36
Lifeguard Salary in Indiana $8.86 $18,440 # 37
Lifeguard Salary in Texas $8.86 $18,430 # 38
Lifeguard Salary in Pennsylvania $8.84 $18,400 # 39
Lifeguard Salary in Wisconsin $8.83 $18,370 # 40
Lifeguard Salary in North Carolina $8.82 $18,350 # 41
Lifeguard Salary in Mississippi $8.79 $18,270 # 42
Lifeguard Salary in Missouri $8.77 $18,230 # 43
Lifeguard Salary in Kansas $8.74 $18,180 # 44
Lifeguard Salary in Louisiana $8.66 $18,020 # 45
Lifeguard Salary in Alabama $8.66 $18,020 # 46
Lifeguard Salary in Iowa $8.55 $17,780 # 47
Lifeguard Salary in Kentucky $8.50 $17,680 # 48
Lifeguard Salary in Tennessee $8.44 $17,560 # 49
Lifeguard Salary in Arkansas $8.44 $17,550 # 50
Lifeguard Salary in West Virginia $8.23 $17,120 # 51
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics