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Newport Beach lifeguards earn over $100K a year

Friday, May 20, 2011
A Newport Beach budget report shows nearly all full-time lifeguards make more than $100,000 a year and some over $200,000.

A Newport Beach budget report shows nearly all full-time lifeguards make more than $100,000 a year and some over $200,000. (KABC Photo)

Anger swelled in Newport Beach over news that some lifeguards are making more than $200,000 a year.

A city budget report shows that nearly all 13 full-time lifeguards are making more than $100,000 and two of them make more than double that.

Also, lifeguards with 30 years of service can retire at 50 years old with a 90 percent salary. The city is looking at cutting four positions to half-time, as well as scaling back pensions.

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