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Old 06-12-2007, 08:48 PM
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My just turned 17 year son is working at a lake in a local state park as a lifeguard, last summer he was a lifeguard at a pool, He is making $10.50 an hour. I was just wondering if this about normal for teenagelifeguards.
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Old 06-12-2007, 08:53 PM
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yes...... ocean guards can earn more.....i'm assuming the state has a standard pay scale...try accessing it to see if some areas pay better
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When I was 17, my lifeguard pay was $3.25 Hr. Guess im showing my age

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Old 06-13-2007, 05:16 AM
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Considering all the girls in bikinis he'll be "interacting with", you son would be a rich man even if he was working for free.
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Old 06-13-2007, 07:10 AM
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Pay is lousy, benefits are second-to-none!
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Old 06-13-2007, 07:35 AM
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about 8 yrs ago they started at 6.25/hr at parks and recreation pool in NC
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Old 06-13-2007, 10:44 AM
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country - 6/12/2007 9:00 PM When I was 17, my lifeguard pay was $3.25 Hr. Guess im showing my age
When I was 16 it was $1.75hr!
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Old 06-13-2007, 10:46 AM
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That was about normal in CT for a part-time summer State job a few years back. I guess its a matter of supply side economics - as I recall the better jobs had you on for 20 min.s per hour. Lifeguards should not be required to work "on-duty" more than half the time they are there. Another reason for the rather modest pay.
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Old 06-13-2007, 01:46 PM
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country - 6/12/2007 9:00 PMWhen I was 17, my lifeguard pay was $3.25 Hr. Guess im showing my age


That was minimum wage when I was 17.
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Old 06-13-2007, 02:44 PM
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I can beat that. It was $1.25 when I was 16.
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Old 06-13-2007, 02:48 PM
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I believe it was $2.90 when I was 16
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Old 06-13-2007, 02:48 PM
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N Myrtle Beach, late 70's. $80 per week for 7 days. But, like Hydro said, the fringes were awesome. People offering me free food and beer, and a new set of tourists every week, if you get my drift.
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Old 06-13-2007, 04:01 PM
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I was 4.75 back in 1981
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Old 06-13-2007, 04:26 PM
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I am an IT (instructor trainer) in WSI, Lifeguarding, CPR/First Aid and AED. The more certifications he gets, the more pay. Also he can teach on the side as an authorized provider and make decent cash. But as everyond said, the benefits can't be beat.

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