Head guards start at $17.75 per hour with an additional bonus of 50 cents per every hour worked given for every guard who works until the end of the season (30 hours worked after 8/15).  On top of this, every head guard is eligible for the opportunity to earn an additional bonus (Elite Lifeguard Bonus) of 50 cents for every hour worked by meeting the standards in their AMS Manual and doing an excellent job consistently throughout the summer.  This totals an extra $1.00 for every hour worked.

In summary, a first year Head guard may earn up to $18.75 per hour if they meet all requirements in the AMS manual.