Money is one of those things you don’t talk about in polite conversation, especially when it comes to the question of how much of it people make. But that puts aquatics professionals at a distinct disadvantage when it comes to knowing how much they should pay their employees — and how much they should be paid.

That’s why we put together this exclusive industry salary survey. More than 400 aquatics professionals nationwide revealed what they’re paid, what they pay their lifeguards and everyone in between. They also told us job-related information such as who gets benefits, what kind and how employees qualify. There’s even a section about how much facilities charge for programming everything from birthdays to swim lessons.

How do your rates compare to others? More importantly, how does your paycheck compare? Just click here to find out. And get ready to start talking.