Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers

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2019 Workforce
176k
Average Age
23.9
Average Salary
$11,854
Average Male Salary
$15,102
Average Female Salary
$8,378

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 $11,854 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers by wage are Tutors, Ushers, lobby attendants, & ticket takers, and Fast food and counter workers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers are Williamson County (North)Georgetown (East) & Taylor Cities PUMA, TX, Warren, Libertyville (North & East) & Shields Townships PUMA, IL, and Olathe, Gardner, Spring Hill & Edgerton Cities PUMA, KS. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers are Chenango, Delaware & Broome (East) Counties PUMA, NY, Williamson County (North)Georgetown (East) & Taylor Cities PUMA, TX, and Whitman, Asotin, Adams, Lincoln, Columbia & Garfield Counties PUMA, WA.

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 National security & international affairs. Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers are paid most in St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO but are relatively concentrated in Chenango, Delaware & Broome (East) Counties PUMA, NY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$11,854
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,079

In 2019, Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers earned an average of $11,854, $43,670 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Fast food and counter workers make somewhat more than Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers while Tutors 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

0.542
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.542, which is higher than than the national average of 0.478. 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

Highest Paying

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

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Industries by Share

176k
2019 Workforce
± 10,293
8.04%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 7.81%

The number of people employed as Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers has been growing at a rate of 8.04%, from 162,873 people in 2018 to 175,965 people in 2019.

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  60.1%, followed by Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions with 12.7% and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 5.77%.

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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 25.7 and of female Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers is 22.1, and the most common race/ethnicity for Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

91k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 7,403
85k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 7,156

51.7% 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)

75.2% 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 8.63% 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

25.7
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.17
22.1
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.914

The median age of Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers is 23.9, and Male employees are generally 3.63 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 Social Sciences 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 Monitoring. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers need more than the average amount of Learning Strategies, Service Orientation, and Monitoring.

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