Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants

Park vehicles or issue tickets for customers in a parking lot or garage. May collect fee.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
126,520 2.1 % $10.35 $21,540 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.99 $8.56 $9.39 $11.40 $14.25
Annual Wage (2) $16,620 $17,810 $19,540 $23,710 $29,640


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Personal Services 78,960 31.27 $10.18 $21,170
Traveler Accommodation 8,260 0.47 $10.19 $21,190
Automobile Dealers 7,500 0.69 $10.75 $22,350
Local Government (OES Designation) 5,200 0.10 $11.76 $24,470
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 3,080 1.80 $9.84 $20,460

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Personal Services 78,960 31.27 $10.18 $21,170
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 3,080 1.80 $9.84 $20,460
Spectator Sports 1,610 1.23 $10.15 $21,110
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 1,130 1.13 $10.36 $21,540
Gambling Industries 1,410 1.10 $10.17 $21,150

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Freight Trucking 60 0.01 $16.24 $33,780
State Government (OES Designation) 150 0.01 $14.34 $29,830
Offices of Physicians 40 (7) $13.90 $28,910
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 40 0.02 $13.48 $28,040
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 40 (7) $12.63 $26,260


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 21,630 1.51 1.56 $10.95 $22,770
Florida 15,110 2.08 2.14 $9.45 $19,660
New York 14,200 1.66 1.71 $11.06 $23,000
Texas 8,780 0.83 0.85 $9.27 $19,270
Pennsylvania 4,550 0.81 0.84 $10.39 $21,610




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 2,450 3.75 3.87 $10.93 $22,740
Hawaii 1,850 3.15 3.24 $9.46 $19,670
Nevada 2,990 2.65 2.73 $10.55 $21,940
Florida 15,110 2.08 2.14 $9.45 $19,660
New York 14,200 1.66 1.71 $11.06 $23,000




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Montana 50 0.11 0.11 $12.29 $25,570
Vermont 110 0.36 0.38 $12.12 $25,220
Massachusetts 4,020 1.25 1.29 $12.07 $25,100
Washington 3,250 1.18 1.21 $11.51 $23,930
Illinois 4,320 0.77 0.79 $11.48 $23,870





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 11,450 2.22 2.29 $11.23 $23,360
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 10,790 2.79 2.87 $10.07 $20,950
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,310 1.84 1.89 $10.46 $21,760
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 3,890 5.44 5.60 $9.22 $19,180
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,880 1.07 1.10 $11.58 $24,080
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,710 1.77 1.82 $9.27 $19,280
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 3,460 3.46 3.56 $9.06 $18,840
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,160 1.73 1.78 $10.34 $21,500
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,040 1.78 1.83 $12.32 $25,620
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 3,000 1.33 1.37 $9.75 $20,290




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 3,890 5.44 5.60 $9.22 $19,180
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 620 4.54 4.68 $9.97 $20,730
Honolulu, HI 1,520 3.50 3.60 $9.24 $19,220
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 3,460 3.46 3.56 $9.06 $18,840
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 2,730 3.34 3.44 $10.74 $22,350
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 2,900 2.89 2.98 $14.94 $31,080
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 10,790 2.79 2.87 $10.07 $20,950
Gulfport-Biloxi, MS 270 2.66 2.74 $8.86 $18,440
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 2,570 2.54 2.62 $9.14 $19,020
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 11,450 2.22 2.29 $11.23 $23,360




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rochester, MN 40 0.37 0.38 $15.37 $31,970
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 2,900 2.89 2.98 $14.94 $31,080
Stockton, CA 50 0.25 0.25 $13.63 $28,360
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 70 0.60 0.62 $13.11 $27,280
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 930 0.96 0.98 $12.93 $26,890
Evansville, IN-KY 80 0.48 0.49 $12.89 $26,810
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 80 0.91 0.93 $12.57 $26,150
Syracuse, NY 100 0.34 0.35 $12.38 $25,760
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,040 1.78 1.83 $12.32 $25,620
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 200 1.21 1.25 $12.22 $25,420

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 340 2.17 2.23 $10.44 $21,720
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 200 2.71 2.79 $10.80 $22,460
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 150 0.78 0.80 $9.28 $19,300
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 140 1.01 1.04 $9.71 $20,200
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 100 0.34 0.35 $9.36 $19,470

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 200 2.71 2.79 $10.80 $22,460
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 340 2.17 2.23 $10.44 $21,720
Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area 70 1.83 1.88 $8.17 $17,000
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 70 1.04 1.07 $9.06 $18,840
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 140 1.01 1.04 $9.71 $20,200

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.29 0.30 $12.89 $26,810
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $11.11 $23,110
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 50 0.42 0.43 $10.96 $22,800
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 200 2.71 2.79 $10.80 $22,460
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 60 0.93 0.95 $10.62 $22,090


About May 2012 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013