Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for Pool Lifeguards in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:
- There are over 67,656 Pool Lifeguards currently employed in the United States.
- 41.8% of all Pool Lifeguards are women, while 58.2% are men.
- The average age of an employed Pool Lifeguard is 26 years old.
- The most common ethnicity of Pool Lifeguards is White (72.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (13.4%) and Black or African American (5.7%).
- The majority of Pool Lifeguards are located in CA, Los Angeles and NY, New York.
- Pool Lifeguards are paid an average annual salary of $26,564.
- Pool Lifeguards average starting salary is $21,000.
- In 2021, women earned 98% of what men earned.
- The top 10% of highest-paid Pool Lifeguards earn as much as $33,000 or more.
- 6% of all Pool Lifeguards are LGBT.
- Pool Lifeguards are more likely to work at Private companies in comparison to Education companies.
Pool Lifeguard Statistics By Gender
Among Pool Lifeguards, 41.8% of them are women compared to 58.2% which are men.
- Male, 58.2%
- Female, 41.8%
Pool Lifeguards By Gender
Gender Pay Gap For Pool Lifeguard
Women Earn 98¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men
Pool Lifeguard Gender Over Time
This data shows how men and women predominate in the Pool Lifeguard position over time.
Pool Lifeguard Gender By Year
Pool Lifeguard Male to Female Ratio
We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, Rescue Boat Operator and Bodyguard have the biggest difference in gender.
|School Crossing Guard||21%||79%|
|Rescue Boat Operator||98%||2%|
Pool Lifeguard Statistics By Race
The most common ethnicity among Pool Lifeguards is White, which makes up 72.5% of all Pool Lifeguards. Comparatively, there are 13.4% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 5.7% of the Black or African American ethnicity.
- White, 72.5%
- Hispanic or Latino, 13.4%
- Black or African American, 5.7%
- Unknown, 4.2%
- Asian, 3.5%
- American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.7%
Pool Lifeguard Race
|Pool Lifeguard Race||Percentages|
|Hispanic or Latino||13.4%|
|Black or African American||5.7%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.7%|
Pool Lifeguard Race And Ethnicity Over Time
Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among Pool Lifeguards.
- Hispanic or Latino
- Black or African American
Pool Lifeguard Race By Year
|Year||White||Black or African American||Asian||Hispanic or Latino|
Pool Lifeguard Wage Gap By Race
|Black or African American||$25,641|
|Hispanic or Latino||$26,374|
Pool Lifeguard JOBS
Average Age of a Pool Lifeguard
We determined the average age of Pool Lifeguards based on ethnicity and gender.
Pool Lifeguard Age By Race
|Race||Male Age||Female Age|
|Black or African American||21||20|
|Hispanic or Latino||22||20|
Pool Lifeguard Age Breakdown
This chart breaks down the ages of Pool Lifeguard employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of Pool Lifeguards is 20-30 years old, which represents 34% of the population.
Pool Lifeguard Age
|Pool Lifeguard Years||Percentages|
Types of Pool Lifeguard Degree Levels
The most common degree for Pool Lifeguards is Bachelor's Degree 65% of Pool Lifeguards earn that degree. A close second is High School Diploma with 17% and rounding it off is Associate Degree with 10%.
- Bachelors, 65%
- High School Diploma, 17%
- Associate, 10%
- Masters, 4%
- Other Degrees, 4%
Pool Lifeguards By Education
|Pool Lifeguard Degree||Percentages|
|High School Diploma||17%|
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Pool Lifeguard Wage Gap By Education
|High School Diploma or Less||$26,373|
|Some College/ Associate Degree||$27,328|
Pool Lifeguard Employment Statistics
This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ Pool Lifeguards. We found that the most common company type is Private. In addition, the industry that employs the most Pool Lifeguards is the Government industry.
We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire Pool Lifeguards.
< 50 employees
50 - 100 employees
100 - 500 employees
500 - 1,000 employees
1,000 - 10,000 employees
Pool Lifeguard Jobs By Employer Size
|< 50 employees||6%|
|50 - 100 employees||2%|
|100 - 500 employees||27%|
|500 - 1,000 employees||17%|
|1,000 - 10,000 employees||36%|
|> 10,000 employees||12%|
The Types Of Companies Pool Lifeguard Work In
Employees with the Pool Lifeguard job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most Pool Lifeguards prefer to work at Private companies over Education companies.
Pool Lifeguard Jobs By Sector
Top Industries Hiring Pool Lifeguards
Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ Pool Lifeguards. Those industries include Government, Education and Hospitality.
Pool Lifeguard Turnover And Employment Statistics
Pool Lifeguard Unemployment Rate Over Time
The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of Pool Lifeguards changed.
- Unemployment rate
Pool Lifeguard Unemployment Rate By Year
|Year||Pool Lifeguard Unemployment Rate|
The Average Number of Years That Pool Lifeguard Stay in a Job
By looking over 1,442 Pool Lifeguards resumes, we figured out that the average Pool Lifeguard enjoys staying at their job for Less than 1 year for a percentage of 37%.
Less than one year
Pool Lifeguard Tenure
|Number or Years||Percentages|
|Less than 1 year||37%|
Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Pool Lifeguards with Other Job Titles
After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to Pool Lifeguards.
|Job Title||LGBT||Job Openings|
|Loss Prevention Associate||5.54%||73,895|
|Front Desk Officer||6.63%||128,692|
Foreign Languages Spoken By Pool Lifeguards
The most common foreign language among Pool Lifeguards is Spanish at 50.6%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 9.1% and Russian is the third-most popular at 6.5%.
- Spanish, 50.6%
- French, 9.1%
- Russian, 6.5%
- Mandarin, 3.9%
- Swedish, 2.6%
- Other, 27.3%
Pool Lifeguard Languages Spoken