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Lifeguard salary in United States

How much does a Lifeguard make in the United States?

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The average salary for a lifeguard is $14.28 per hour in the United States. 17.1k salaries reported, updated at May 17, 2022.

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Top companies for Lifeguards in United States

  1. HappySwimmers.com
    17 reviews65 salaries reported
    $30.06per hour
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Highest paying cities for Lifeguards in United States

  1. New York, NY
    $16.54 per hour
    152 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $14.58 per hour
    75 salaries reported
  3. Charlotte, NC
    $14.56 per hour
    249 salaries reported
  1. Colorado Springs, CO
    $14.09 per hour
    33 salaries reported
  2. Las Vegas, NV
    $14.04 per hour
    53 salaries reported
  3. San Antonio, TX
    $13.87 per hour
    61 salaries reported
  1. Orlando, FL
    $13.86 per hour
    32 salaries reported
  2. Katy, TX
    $12.90 per hour
    37 salaries reported
  3. Sandusky, OH
    $12.09 per hour
    33 salaries reported
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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Lifeguards

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Most common benefits for Lifeguards

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance
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31% of Lifeguards in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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