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299 Lifeguard Salaries

Lifeguards earn $23,000 annually on average, or $11 per hour, which is 97% less than the national average for all working Americans. Our data indicates that the best paid Lifeguards work for State of New York at $46,000 annually while the lowest paid Lifeguards work for Massanutten Resort earning approximately $16,000 each year.

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$23K YMCA's Average Lifeguard Salary (81 salaries)

Equal to national average Lifeguard salary ($23K)
-$7K (26%) less than average YMCA salary ($30K)
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-$2K (9%) less than average YMCA Lifeguard salary ($23K)
"For my job at the YMCA, I am getting underpaid by half. My employer cut us down to a single guard which meant no breaks, whereas the industry standard is to rotate two or more lifeguards every 30 minutes, and one of the rotations was a 30 minute break usually. I worked 4 strait hours in the Florida heat without those breaks, and so they're getting twice the work out of me, and saving money because they don't have more than one lifeguard."
-$3K (13%) less than average YMCA Lifeguard salary ($23K)
-$3K (13%) less than average YMCA Lifeguard salary ($23K)
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$16K Great Wolf Lodge's Average Lifeguard Salary (7 salaries)

-$7K (35%) less than national average Lifeguard salary ($23K)
-$14K (60%) less than average Great Wolf Lodge salary ($30K)
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+$1K (6%) more than average Great Wolf Lodge Lifeguard salary ($16K)
"I feel like most of the lifeguards and including me are being underpaid, with everything we have to deal with."
Equal to average Great Wolf Lodge Lifeguard salary ($16K)
Equal to average Great Wolf Lodge Lifeguard salary ($16K)
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$39K California State Parks' Average Lifeguard Salary (3 salaries)

+$16K (51%) more than national average Lifeguard salary ($23K)
-$1K (2%) less than average California State Parks salary ($40K)
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-$6K (16%) less than average California State Parks Lifeguard salary ($39K)
"I would say it’s about the same. My title is a Lifeguard 1 and we make $16 an hour. Lifeguard 2s make about $18. It takes about 5 years to move up to Lifeguard 2."
-$9K (26%) less than average California State Parks Lifeguard salary ($39K)
+$14K (30%) more than average California State Parks Lifeguard salary ($39K)

$44K City of Los Angeles' Average Lifeguard Salary (2 salaries)

+$21K (62%) more than national average Lifeguard salary ($23K)
-$4K (8%) less than average City of Los Angeles salary ($48K)
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-$2K (4%) less than average City of Los Angeles Lifeguard salary ($44K)
"The salary was above minimum and I started as a basic lifeguard with certifications in CPR and First Aid."
+$1K (2%) more than average City of Los Angeles Lifeguard salary ($44K)

$17K Elms College's Average Lifeguard Salary (2 salaries)

-$6K (30%) less than national average Lifeguard salary ($23K)
-$29K (92%) less than average Elms College salary ($46K)
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Equal to average Elms College Lifeguard salary ($17K)
"It is not a real job, it is work study."
-$1K (6%) less than average Elms College Lifeguard salary ($17K)

$50K University of North Florida's Average Lifeguard Salary (1 salaries)

+$27K (73%) more than national average Lifeguard salary ($23K)
+$20K (50%) more than average University of North Florida salary ($30K)
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Equal to average University of North Florida Lifeguard salary ($50K)
"The payment was appropriate for my work."

$31K Worcester Polytechnic Institute's Average Lifeguard Salary (1 salaries)

+$8K (29%) more than national average Lifeguard salary ($23K)
+$1K (3%) more than average Worcester Polytechnic Institute salary ($30K)
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Equal to average Worcester Polytechnic Institute Lifeguard salary ($31K)
"Though not enough for a career, the pay is sufficient for the difficulty of the job."

$31K Covington Aquatic Center's Average Lifeguard Salary (1 salaries)

+$8K (29%) more than national average Lifeguard salary ($23K)
Equal to average Covington Aquatic Center salary ($31K)
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Equal to average Covington Aquatic Center Lifeguard salary ($31K)
"This is a great wage to make as a lifeguard or swim instructor. The only way to make higher is to work for a private club or teach private lessons. One other way to make some more is to be a head lifeguard or work on ocean front."

$31K Wild Water Adventure Park's Average Lifeguard Salary (1 salaries)

+$8K (29%) more than national average Lifeguard salary ($23K)
+$8K (29%) more than average Wild Water Adventure Park salary ($23K)
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Equal to average Wild Water Adventure Park Lifeguard salary ($31K)
"It was above some local competitors."

$25K Cedar Fair Entertainment's Average Lifeguard Salary (1 salaries)

+$2K (8%) more than national average Lifeguard salary ($23K)
-$2K (7%) less than average Cedar Fair Entertainment salary ($27K)
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Equal to average Cedar Fair Entertainment Lifeguard salary ($25K)
"The salary was decent for the work that was involved. I mainly took the job to have an experience that I never had before. Which attests to the type of person I am. One who aspires to do new things."
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