Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers

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Total Workforce

162k

Average Age

23.5

Estimated Job Growth

7.51%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$10,325

Average Male Salary

$11,384

Average Female Salary

$9,207

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 $10,325 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers by wage are Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, & coffee shop, Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop, and Dishwashers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers are Disney-International Drive Region PUMA, FL, Kent County (Southeast) PUMA, MI, and New River Valley Planning District Commission PUMA, VA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers are Disney-International Drive Region PUMA, FL, Campbell County & Lynchburg City PUMA, VA, and Oyster Bay Town (North) & Glen Cove City PUMA, NY.

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 Administration of environmental quality & housing programs. Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers are paid most in St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO but are relatively concentrated in Disney-International Drive Region PUMA, FL.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$10,325

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,417

In 2017, Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers earned an average of $10,325, $41,740 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Dishwashers make somewhat more than Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers while Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, & 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

0.579

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.579, 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 Elementary & secondary schools.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers, by average wage, are Administration of environmental quality & housing programs, Justice, public order, & safety activities , and Forestry except logging.

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Industries by Share

162k

2017 Workforce

± 9,869

1.5%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 8.53%

The number of people employed as Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers has been growing at a rate of 1.5%, from 159,358 people in 2016 to 161,747 people in 2017.

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  57.9%, followed by Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions with 11.4% and Elementary & secondary schools with 6.79%.

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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 23.9 and of female Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers is 23, and the most common race/ethnicity for Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers is White.

Gender Composition

83.1k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 7,075

78.7k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 6,884

51.4% 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

  2. Black

  3. Two or More Races

81.9% of Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 8.63% of Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers, Black 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

23.9

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.06

23

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.06

The median age of Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers is 23.5, and Male employees are generally 0.9 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 Parks, Recreation, & Leisure but a relatively high number of Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers hold a major in Parks, Recreation, & Leisure.

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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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers are expected to see a growth of 7.51% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

7.51%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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