Fox Business: Highest-earning LA County lifeguards raked in up to $392,000 in 2019: Report 41_fox_business_lifeguards

March 29, 2021 03:38 PM




By Daniella Genovese | Fox Business

A number of Los Angeles-based lifeguards are raking in the cash, with some of the highest earners taking home a six-figure paycheck, according to a new report.

The top seven highest-paid lifeguards in the area made more than $300,000 in 2019, according to, citing the latest data available. Meanwhile, another 82 racked in more than $200,000.

Fernando Boiteux -- who served as an acting chief lifeguard -- earned the most, notching $391,971 for the year. His base salary was $205,619. On top of that, he earned $60,452 in "perks" and $125,900 in benefits, according to CEO Adam Andrzejewski.

Following closely behind was Captain Daniel Douglas, earning $368,668. Douglas received $140,706 in base pay while also pulling in $131,493 in overtime pay, another $21,760 in “other pay” and $74,709 in benefits, according to the outlet.

Overtime pay was a key driver for pushing salaries into the high six-figures. More than 30 lifeguards brought in between $50,000 and $131,493 in overtime.

Like Douglas, a handful of lifeguards made over $100,000 in overtime alone.

However, the outlet also discovered that most of the highest-paid lifeguards in the area were men. In fact, only two of the top 20 earners were women.

Last May, revealed that there are about 340,400 government employees boasting six-figure salary and pension checks. Additionally, the report cited that lifeguards in Los Angeles County were costing taxpayers $365,000 annually.

The report was first published by Forbes.

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