Lifeguard Pay

  • January 3, 2022 at 11:52 am #3262
    Brett Geelan

    I was looking to reach out to see how much you pay your lifeguards, WSI, LGI, and how much per year for a lifeguard to come back? Any and all responses appreciated, thank you!

    Brett Geelan, Forest City, IA Aquatic Center

    January 7, 2022 at 11:16 am #3309
    Ashley Bjork

    North Liberty:
    LG: $13.00
    LGI: $16.00
    Swim Instructors(non WSI): $13.50
    All staff get a cost of living raise on July 1 each year. Returning summer staff don’t get a raise for coming back, they just get the July 1 raise.

    February 2, 2022 at 8:49 am #3418
    Timothy Miller

    LG starting $8, increased from $7.25 May 2021. LG work 100 hours get $0.25 hour raise next year
    PIC wage plus $1.50
    Manager $15

    Obviously, we have had a difficult time filling positions and are evaluating options for the upcoming year. 1 option is having an incentive program for working “x” number of hours and pay at end of year

    February 2, 2022 at 9:20 am #3420

    West Union – Population 2500

    LG: $10
    WSI: $11
    Asst Manager: $13

    25 cent raise per season worked. Lifeguard recertification’s covered. Class paid for if you return for a 2nd season.

    We got wages increased to this in November. Prior to this increase, we struggled to be fully staffed come Pool season in May. As of January 31st, I am fully staffed and only have room for 3-4 more people to apply!

    If you want to talk more about it email me at:

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