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From surgeons to firefighters, here's what the average American makes in 19 life-saving jobs

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  There are 144,370 employed in the US.

19. Lifeguards, ski patrol, and other recreational protective service workers earn an average of $24,420 a year.

There are 144,370 employed in the US.

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