Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
157k
Average Age
23.4
Average Salary
$11,783
Average Male Salary
$14,235
Average Female Salary
$9,026

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 $11,783 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers by wage are Ushers, lobby attendants, & ticket takers, Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop, and Fast food and counter workers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers are Charleston City PUMA, SC, Fort Collins City PUMA, CO, and Missoula City PUMA, MT. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers are Cedar City PUMA, UT, Madison & Cortland Counties PUMA, NY, and Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Inyo, Mariposa, Mono & Tuolumne Counties PUMA, CA.

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 U. S. Air Force. Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers are paid most in Edgewater, Uptown & Rogers Park PUMA, IL but are relatively concentrated in Cedar City PUMA, UT.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$11,783
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,259

In 2020, Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers earned an average of $11,783, $44,171 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Fast food and counter workers make somewhat more than Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers while Ushers, lobby attendants, & ticket takers 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

0.565
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.565, 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 U. S. Air Force, Clothing stores, and U. S Coast Guard.

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Industries by Share

157k
2020 Workforce
± 9,722
−2.29%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 8.91%

The number of people employed as Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers has been declining at a rate of −2.29%, from 160,649 people in 2019 to 156,969 people in 2020.

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  58.2%, followed by Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions with 11.7% and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 5.89%.

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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 24.3 and of female Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers is 22.4, and the most common race/ethnicity for Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

83.1k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 7,074
73.9k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 6,672

52.9% of Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex 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)

73.4% 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 7.63% 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 Sex

24.3
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.07
22.4
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.988

The median age of Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers is 23.4, and Male employees are generally 2 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 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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