Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Lifeguard make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$51,323 / yrTotal Pay
$30,907 / yrBase Pay
$20,416 / yrAdditional Pay

$51,323

 / yr
$23K$415K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Lifeguard is $51,323 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $30,907 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $20,416 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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$51,323 /yr
Lifeguard
$54,341 /yr
Senior Lifeguard
$51,951 /yr
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What are some related job titles for Lifeguard?

Some related job titles are Aquatics Salaries with median pay of $48,129, LIfe Guard Salaries with median pay of $51,214, Swim Instructor Salaries with median pay of $54,470, Beach Lifeguard Salaries with median pay of $59,121.

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YMCA
3.9

YMCA

Lifeguard - Hourly

$6

$20

$6 - $20 Range

Petco
3.1

Petco

Lifeguard

$26,631

 /yr
Range: $24K - $37K

$24K

$37K

$24,350 - $36,583 Range

Life Time
3.7

Life Time

Lifeguard - Hourly

$7

$28

$7 - $28 Range

Great Wolf Lodge
3.5

Great Wolf Lodge

Lifeguard - Hourly

$9

$17

$9 - $17 Range

American Pool Enterprises
3.7

American Pool Enterprises

Lifeguard - Hourly

$9

$18

$9 - $18 Range

Great Wolf Lodge
3.5

Great Wolf Lodge

Lifeguard - Hourly

$10

$18

$10 - $18 Range

High Sierra Pools
4.0

High Sierra Pools

Lifeguard - Hourly

$14

 /hr
Range: $10 - $19

$10

$19

$10 - $19 Range

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Six Flags
3.5

Six Flags

Lifeguard - Hourly

$9

$17

$9 - $17 Range

American Pool Enterprises
3.7

American Pool Enterprises

Lifeguard - Hourly

$9

$17

$9 - $17 Range

BOYNE
3.6

BOYNE

Lifeguard

$23,682

 /yr
Range: $24K - $25K

$24K

$25K

$23,682 - $24,810 Range

Bell Partners Inc.
4.2

$32,632

 /yr
Range: $30K - $39K

$30K

$39K

$30,490 - $39,417 Range

Walt Disney Company
4.0

Walt Disney Company

Lifeguard - Hourly

$9

$20

$9 - $20 Range

YMCA
3.9

YMCA

Lifeguard - Hourly

$7

$22

$7 - $22 Range

High Sierra Pools
4.0

High Sierra Pools

Lifeguard - Hourly

$14

 /hr
Range: $10 - $18

$10

$18

$10 - $18 Range

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment
3.5

$9

$17

$9 - $17 Range

Life Time
3.7

Life Time

Lifeguard - Hourly

$9

$18

$9 - $18 Range

Six Flags
3.5

Six Flags

Lifeguard - Hourly

$9

$16

$9 - $16 Range

American Pool Enterprises
3.7

American Pool Enterprises

Lifeguard - Hourly

$9

$16

$9 - $16 Range

YMCA
4.0

YMCA

Lifeguard - Hourly

$12

 /hr
Range: $9 - $20

$9

$20

$9 - $20 Range

JCC Association
3.9

JCC Association

Lifeguard - Hourly

$12

 /hr
Range: $9 - $19

$9

$19

$9 - $19 Range

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$17

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8 days ago by a Lifeguard with 4 to 6 years of experience

$11

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8 days ago by a Lifeguard with 1 to 3 years of experience

$10

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8 days ago by a Lifeguard with 1 to 3 years of experience

$15

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8 days ago by a Lifeguard with 1 to 3 years of experience

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$15

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8 days ago by a Lifeguard with less than one year of experience

$15

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8 days ago by a Lifeguard with 1 to 3 years of experience

$11

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8 days ago by a Aquatics Lifeguard with 1 to 3 years of experience

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Frequently asked questions about a Lifeguard salaries

The national average salary for a Lifeguard is $26,207 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Lifeguard salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1533 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Lifeguard employees.

The highest salary for a Lifeguard in United States is $35,527 per year.

The lowest salary for a Lifeguard in United States is $19,333 per year.

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