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Occupational Employment Statistics


33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service

Monitor recreational areas, such as pools, beaches, or ski slopes to provide assistance and protection to participants.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Central Minnesota 11019$13.96/hr$12.16/hr$12.84/hr$13.48/hr$14.11/hr$15.62/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Education and Health Services70$13.09/hr
Leisure and Hospitality400$15.48/hr
Other Services330$15.00/hr
Public Administration490$15.22/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/A$15.07/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 40$11.44/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 40$14.11/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 90$13.58/hr25.6%
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 90$9.30/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 90$13.17/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 90$13.63/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 110$13.48/hr20.6%
Southeast Minnesota 110$13.63/hr20.1%
Southwest Minnesota 140$13.31/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 780$15.39/hr21.2%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 890$15.34/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,290$15.08/hr20.4%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Security Guards 11,160$19.71/hr8.3%
Nursing Assistants 25,440$19.53/hr3.6%
Bailiffs 90$24.96/hr1.4%

  • Patrol or monitor recreational areas, such as trails, slopes, or swimming areas, on foot, in vehicles, or from towers.
  • Inspect recreational equipment, such as rope tows, T-bars, J-bars, or chair lifts, for safety hazards and damage or wear.
  • Observe activities in assigned areas, using binoculars, to detect hazards, disturbances, or safety infractions.
  • Inspect recreational facilities for cleanliness.
  • Complete and maintain records of weather and beach conditions, emergency medical treatments performed, and other relevant incident information.
  • Provide assistance in the safe use of equipment, such as ski lifts.
  • Instruct participants in skiing, swimming, or other recreational activities and provide safety precaution information.
  • Warn recreational participants of inclement weather, unsafe areas, or illegal conduct.
  • Examine injured persons and administer first aid or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, if necessary, using training and medical supplies and equipment.
  • Maintain quality of pool water by testing chemical levels.