Well, at the first of the year minimum wage will be going up yet again. I am sure this is taking a tole on everyone's budget especially since it will keep going up. We employee roughly 400 lifeguards a year and were thinking of implementing a pay scale depending on how many years you have been with the company and you can gain raises by getting additional certifications. What i would like to know is, does anyone else use a pay scale for their staff? What is everyone else doing out there and doe sit work or do you get back lash from lifeguards? Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
We have a 10 step scale.
Lifeguards start at $9.00 per hr. going up 50 cents each step. Starting step depends on experience. Step advance occurs annually if merited depending upon performance.
Swim instructors start at $10.50 per hr. also increasing by 50 cents per step.
Head Lifeguard start at $12, Pool Manager $15, again 50 cent step increases.
Employee is paid hourly wage for duties performed during that time, Lifeguard, Swim Instructor, etc.
Each position requires more certifications.