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Top paid Los Angeles County lifeguards made up to $392,000 a year

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Screenshot from video (embedded below) of a LA County lifeguard being attacked in Venice Beach.

Those with fantasies of living the “Baywatch” dream take note- it pays to be a lifeguard in Los Angeles.

A recent report by Forbes noted that the highest-paid lifeguards in LA are making $392,000 a year, with an average number of lifeguards coming in over $200,000 a year.

Around seven lifeguards made more than $300k, while eighty-two were making over $200k.

According to the New York Post, “acting chief lifeguard” Fernando Boiteux, who made $391,971 with salary ($205,619), perks ($60,452), and benefits ($125,900) in 2019.

It should be noted that living in Los Angeles is incredibly expensive and that the job of a lifeguard in the Golden State is no walk in the park.

LA County Lifeguards are ‘peace officers’ employed by the fire department.

California public employees cost taxpayers approximately $45 billion a year.

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