The temperature is rising and people are heading to the water. And with the return of aquatic entertainment comes a look at the top salaries of those who protect our summertime splashes.

The U-T San Diego scoured the State Controller’s Office data to compile a list of the highest paid lifeguards in the state. Focusing on wages and not benefits from 2011, the U-T’s list covers employees from across the state with the top earner breaking the $200,000 mark.

See the entire list at the U-T San Diego.