Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers

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Total Workforce
163k
Average Age
22.5
Average Salary
$11,617
Average Male Salary
$14,395
Average Female Salary
$8,700

About

Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers are most often employed by the Amusement & Recreation industry. The average yearly wage for Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers was $11,617 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers by wage are Tutors, Fast food and counter workers, and Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers are Missoula City PUMA, MT, Ingham County (South & East) PUMA, MI, and Sussex County PUMA, NJ. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers are Lewiston City & Nez Perce Reservation PUMA, ID, Missoula City PUMA, MT, and Ingham County (South & East) PUMA, MI.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Amusement & Recreation is the industry that employs the most Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers, by average wage, is Construction. Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers are paid most in St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO but are relatively concentrated in Lewiston City & Nez Perce Reservation PUMA, ID.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$11,617
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,136

In 2018, Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers earned an average of $11,617, $42,272 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Tutors make somewhat more than Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers while Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.556
WAGE GINI

In 2018, Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.556, which is higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly for Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers, by number of employees, are Amusement & Recreation, Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions, and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges.

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Industries by Share

163k
2018 Workforce
± 9,903
0.696%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 8.55%

The number of people employed as Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers has been growing at a rate of 0.696%, from 161,747 people in 2017 to 162,873 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers employed by various industries. Amusement & Recreation employs the largest share of Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers at  57.2%, followed by Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions with 10.7% and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 6.17%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers in the US. The average age of male Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers in the workforce is 23.2 and of female Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers is 21.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

83.4k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 7,089
79.5k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 6,919

51.2% of Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

72.9% of Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 8.46% of Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers.

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Age by Gender

23.2
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.92
21.7
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.849

The median age of Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers is 22.5, and Male employees are generally 1.49 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers is Business but a relatively high number of Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers hold a major in Natural Resources & Conservation.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers need many skills, but most especially Critical Thinking, Monitoring, and Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers need more than the average amount of Troubleshooting, Programming, and Systems Evaluation.

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