Lifeguard salary in the United States

Average salary
Based on 1,775 income tax records
Average salary by age
How much do Lifeguards make?
The average total salary for a Lifeguard is $21,000 per year. This is based on data from 1,775 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Lifeguard and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Lifeguard salary can vary between $15,500 to $49,000 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Lifeguard salary by location

Lifeguard salary by company

Average salary per year*
Salary range**
Los Angeles County, Los Angeles County, CA
12 income tax records
$40K – $173K
City And County Of Honolulu, Honolulu County, HI
20 income tax records
$18K – $72K
City Of San Diego, San Diego County, CA
13 income tax records
$16K – $84K
Chicago Park District, Cook County, IL
18 income tax records
$25K – $29K
Keystone Paying Agent, Polk County, FL
19 income tax records
$18K – $33K
Universal Studios, Orange County, FL
27 income tax records
$15K – $27K

Lifeguard demographics in United States

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93% are single
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7% are married
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6% have kids
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10% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Lifeguards in United States

1,775 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a lifeguard in the United States is $21,000 per year. Lifeguard salaries in the United States can vary between $15,500 to $49,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 1,775 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as lifeguard.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for lifeguards in the United States: Los Angeles County ($73,000 a year), City and County of Honolulu ($51,000 a year), and City of San Diego ($33,000 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for lifeguards in the United States: Urban Honolulu Metro Area, HI ($32,500 a year), Chicago Metro Area, IL ($26,500 a year), and Miami Metro Area, FL ($25,500 a year).
Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.