City of North Myrtle Beach


Ocean Lifeguard

Hourly wage:

$18/hour + BONUS


Employer helps


South Carolina (SC)


North Myrtle Beach

Start Date:

early and mid May, late May, early June, mid June, late June

End Date:

early September, mid September

English level:




Hiring via:

Skype Interview

Job descripton

Join the ocean lifeguards team in North Myrtle Beach and spend your days guarding the Atlantic Ocean. Imagine how tanned you will be at the end of the summer.

To become an ocean lifeguard at the beach you have to be a good swimmer, eligible to swim 500 meters in less than 10 minutes and able to act quickly.

After arrival in North Myrtle Beach, you will participate in the 7-day Lifeguard Academy. Returning guards should attend a  2- day recertification.

All applicants must provide the employer with a Criminal Background Check as The Beach Patrol is a Division of City Municipality.


Wage and housing


First-timer: $18/hour with bonus of $800

Returning guards: increase of 0.50 cents/hour for each season (up to $20)

Guards hours are 9am to 6pm and on the stand at 9.30 am to 5.30 pm.

Days per week: 5-7, Hours per week: 40 guaranteed, 40-60 in average

Bonuses: up to $700.00 for those that qualify


Still working on housing but it appears it will be the same as last year. $200.00 deposit and $150.00 week, all utilities included.

Students can find also 3-month rentals in hotels or motels in the area. The expected cost of housing $300 – 500/month + security deposit. Utilities are usually included.

Transport and location

How to get to work? Walk, bike, moped, car

Location of the beach and housing: 225 1st. Ave, South, one block from the ocean

Interesting statistics of 2018 season:

Minor Medical 4333
Major Medical 57
Water Rescue 393 (327 rips related)
Arrests 3
Drowning (unguarded) 2
Preventative actions 9635

Pick-up at the airport: yes


Things to do

North Myrtle Beach is favourite vacation area in US. If you prefer spending your summer on the beach by the ocean this is the best place for you. You can also find many sports and cultural activies in the area. Famous southern dishes as is friend chicken with corn and beans or hush puppies you can experience at favourite local restaurants and clubs.


About this employer

North Myrtle Beach is favourite vacation area in US. Each year, the City of North Myrtle Beach hires 100+ ocean lifeguards to man the many lifeguard towers.

Cooperation with us since: 2010

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