Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

33-9091 Crossing Guards

Guide or control vehicular or pedestrian traffic at such places as streets, schools, railroad crossings, or construction sites.


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)
70,390 2.8 % $12.58 $26,160 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.35 $9.37 $11.50 $14.77 $18.01
Annual Wage (2) $17,370 $19,500 $23,910 $30,720 $37,450


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)
Local Government (OES Designation) 44,910 0.82 $12.53 $26,060
Elementary and Secondary Schools 9,850 0.12 $11.07 $23,020
Other Support Services 8,530 2.98 $13.61 $28,310
Employment Services 1,880 0.06 $13.19 $27,440
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 990 0.33 $17.33 $36,050

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 Support Services 8,530 2.98 $13.61 $28,310
Local Government (OES Designation) 44,910 0.82 $12.53 $26,060
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 990 0.33 $17.33 $36,050
Elementary and Secondary Schools 9,850 0.12 $11.07 $23,020
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 100 0.10 $23.79 $49,490

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 100 0.10 $23.79 $49,490
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 210 0.04 $21.09 $43,870
Utility System Construction 370 0.09 $19.40 $40,360
Nonresidential Building Construction 50 0.01 $18.19 $37,840
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 990 0.33 $17.33 $36,050


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)
New York 10,890 1.27 2.36 $14.42 $29,980
Pennsylvania 6,520 1.16 2.16 $12.10 $25,170
California 6,180 0.43 0.80 $12.07 $25,110
New Jersey 5,140 1.36 2.51 $14.70 $30,580
Florida 4,390 0.60 1.12 $11.30 $23,510




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)
Utah 1,830 1.52 2.82 $10.24 $21,290
New Jersey 5,140 1.36 2.51 $14.70 $30,580
New York 10,890 1.27 2.36 $14.42 $29,980
Maine 720 1.23 2.28 $9.47 $19,710
Pennsylvania 6,520 1.16 2.16 $12.10 $25,170




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 1,090 0.39 0.73 $20.33 $42,280
Alaska 200 0.62 1.15 $18.50 $38,480
Oregon 1,070 0.67 1.23 $16.80 $34,950
Vermont 320 1.07 1.99 $16.00 $33,280
Wyoming 320 1.15 2.14 $15.05 $31,300





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 9,020 1.75 3.24 $15.06 $31,320
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,420 0.66 1.23 $11.18 $23,260
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,510 0.83 1.53 $13.47 $28,020
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,510 1.58 2.93 $16.45 $34,220
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 1,120 0.91 1.69 $13.68 $28,450
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 1,110 1.11 2.06 $14.09 $29,320
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,090 0.89 1.64 $15.19 $31,590
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,070 1.10 2.04 $14.75 $30,680
Pittsburgh, PA 1,040 0.93 1.71 $11.69 $24,310
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 960 0.46 0.85 $10.89 $22,650




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)
Grand Junction, CO 190 3.32 6.14 $14.61 $30,380
Coeur d'Alene, ID 140 2.76 5.10 (8) (8)
Missoula, MT 110 1.92 3.56 $17.09 $35,540
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 9,020 1.75 3.24 $15.06 $31,320
Bend, OR 100 1.66 3.08 $17.03 $35,410
Carson City, NV 40 1.62 2.99 $8.80 $18,300
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,510 1.58 2.93 $16.45 $34,220
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 180 1.53 2.83 $16.46 $34,230
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 300 1.51 2.79 $10.62 $22,090
Utica-Rome, NY 180 1.50 2.78 $12.75 $26,510




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)
Bellingham, WA 50 0.60 1.11 $28.24 $58,730
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 150 0.59 1.10 $25.14 $52,300
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 580 0.41 0.76 $18.85 $39,210
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 490 0.49 0.90 $18.27 $38,000
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 190 0.66 1.22 $17.32 $36,030
Missoula, MT 110 1.92 3.56 $17.09 $35,540
Bend, OR 100 1.66 3.08 $17.03 $35,410
Springfield, MA-CT 300 1.04 1.93 $16.65 $34,640
Salem, OR 200 1.44 2.66 $16.54 $34,410
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 180 1.53 2.83 $16.46 $34,230

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)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 370 1.98 3.66 $9.10 $18,930
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 170 1.08 2.00 $10.30 $21,420
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 150 0.92 1.70 $9.72 $20,220
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 150 0.51 0.95 $12.24 $25,460
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 140 1.06 1.96 $8.97 $18,660

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)
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 130 2.24 4.15 $17.70 $36,820
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 370 1.98 3.66 $9.10 $18,930
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 60 1.60 2.97 $17.43 $36,250
Southwestern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 1.23 2.28 $10.54 $21,920
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 60 1.11 2.05 $8.47 $17,620

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 Oregon & Linn County nonmetropolitan area 40 0.47 0.88 $19.53 $40,620
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 130 2.24 4.15 $17.70 $36,820
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 60 1.60 2.97 $17.43 $36,250
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 70 0.91 1.68 $15.99 $33,260
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 70 0.64 1.19 $14.92 $31,030


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.

(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