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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
Northwest Minnesota 15020$12.16/hr$10.97/hr$10.97/hr$10.97/hr$13.73/hr$13.77/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Education and Health Services60$13.05/hr
Leisure and Hospitality570$14.18/hr
Other Services340$13.36/hr
Public Administration560$15.06/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA 30$13.74/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 60$12.79/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 70$13.36/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 80$12.94/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 80$13.36/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 90$11.84/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 90$9.84/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 90$12.34/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 120$13.74/hr20.1%
Central Minnesota 130$14.19/hr20.6%
Northwest Balance of State 140$10.97/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 150$10.97/hr25.6%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 960$14.39/hr21.2%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,060$14.59/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,530$14.02/hr20.4%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Security Guards 10,720$18.52/hr8.3%
Nursing Assistants 24,860$19.44/hr3.6%
Bailiffs 70$24.32/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.