How much does a Lifeguard make?

Updated Jun 20, 2021

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Employer Size

Experience

$25,698 /yr
Average Base Pay

1,375 salaries

$19K

Low

$26K

Average

$35K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for a Lifeguard is $25,698 in United States. Filter by location to see Lifeguard salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 1,375 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Lifeguard employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Lifeguard$25,698 /yr
L3
Senior Lifeguard$32,352 /yr
L4
Lead Lifeguard$28,475 /yr
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YMCA
3.9

YMCA

Lifeguard - Hourly

$11

 /hr
Range: $4 - $20
430 salaries
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$4

$20

$4 - $20 Range

Petco
3.2

Petco

Lifeguard

$24,637

 /yr
Range: $23K - $34K

$23K

$34K

$22,551 - $33,881 Range

Life Time
3.8

Life Time

Lifeguard - Hourly

$11

 /hr
Range: $8 - $17

$8

$17

$8 - $17 Range

Great Wolf Lodge
3.5

Great Wolf Lodge

Lifeguard - Hourly

$11

 /hr
Range: $8 - $15

$8

$15

$8 - $15 Range

American Pool Enterprises
3.9

American Pool Enterprises

Lifeguard - Hourly

$11

 /hr
Range: $8 - $16

$8

$16

$8 - $16 Range

American Pool Enterprises
3.9

American Pool Enterprises

Lifeguard - Hourly

$11

 /hr
Range: $8 - $15

$8

$15

$8 - $15 Range

BOYNE
3.5

BOYNE

Lifeguard

$21,933

 /yr
Range: $22K - $23K

$22K

$23K

$21,933 - $22,977 Range

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Bell Partners Inc.
4.4

Bell Partners Inc.

Lifeguard

$30,222

 /yr
Range: $28K - $37K

$28K

$37K

$28,237 - $36,506 Range

Great Wolf Lodge
3.5

Great Wolf Lodge

Lifeguard - Hourly

$11

 /hr
Range: $9 - $15

$9

$15

$9 - $15 Range

High Sierra Pools
4.2

High Sierra Pools

Lifeguard - Hourly

$12

 /hr
Range: $9 - $18

$9

$18

$9 - $18 Range

Six Flags
3.6

Six Flags

Lifeguard - Hourly

$10

 /hr
Range: $8 - $13

$8

$13

$8 - $13 Range

Life Time
3.8

Life Time

Lifeguard - Hourly

$12

 /hr
Range: $9 - $17

$9

$17

$9 - $17 Range

American Pool Enterprises
3.9

American Pool Enterprises

Lifeguard - Hourly

$11

 /hr
Range: $8 - $15

$8

$15

$8 - $15 Range

Six Flags
3.6

Six Flags

Lifeguard - Hourly

$10

 /hr
Range: $8 - $14

$8

$14

$8 - $14 Range

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment
3.5

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

Lifeguard - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $9 - $15

$9

$15

$9 - $15 Range

YMCA
3.9

YMCA

Lifeguard - Hourly

$12

 /hr
Range: $6 - $20

$6

$20

$6 - $20 Range

Walt Disney Company
4

Walt Disney Company

Lifeguard - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $10 - $16

$10

$16

$10 - $16 Range

High Sierra Pools
4.2

High Sierra Pools

Lifeguard - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $9 - $16

$9

$16

$9 - $16 Range

Disney Parks
4

Disney Parks

Lifeguard - Hourly

$12

 /hr
Range: $10 - $16

$10

$16

$10 - $16 Range

New York City Department of Parks and Recreation
3.7

$14

$21

$14 - $21 Range

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Recent Salary Reports

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$14
hourly
A Lifeguard in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $14 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Part-time
 
1 to 50 employees
School / School District
$11
hourly
A Lifeguard in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $11 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Part-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
$13
hourly
A YMCA Lifeguard in the Albany, NY Area area reported making $13 per hour
Job Highlights
Albany, NY Area area
Part-time
 
10000+ employees
Nonprofit Organization
$11
hourly
A Lifeguard in the Manchester, NH Area area reported making $11 per hour
Job Highlights
Manchester, NH Area area
Temporary
 
10000+ employees
Nonprofit Organization
$12
hourly
A Lifeguard in the Hawaiian Islands Area area reported making $12 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Hawaiian Islands Area area
Part-time
 
10000+ employees
Nonprofit Organization
$15
hourly
A Lifeguard in the Tampa, FL Area area reported making $15 per hour
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Tampa, FL Area area
Part-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public