Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
68,050 1.8 % $12.75 $26,530 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.34 $9.30 $11.49 $15.11 $18.26
Annual Wage (2) $17,360 $19,340 $23,890 $31,430 $37,980


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) 44,250 0.81 $12.70 $26,420
Elementary and Secondary Schools 10,150 0.12 $11.10 $23,090
Other Support Services 7,370 2.54 $14.81 $30,810
Employment Services 1,430 0.04 $12.50 $25,990
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 680 0.23 $15.00 $31,200

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 7,370 2.54 $14.81 $30,810
Local Government (OES Designation) 44,250 0.81 $12.70 $26,420
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 680 0.23 $15.00 $31,200
Elementary and Secondary Schools 10,150 0.12 $11.10 $23,090
Utility System Construction 440 0.10 $17.40 $36,180

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 250 0.05 $21.76 $45,270
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 60 0.06 $20.02 $41,650
Other Personal Services 100 0.04 $18.21 $37,870
Nonresidential Building Construction 40 0.01 $18.06 $37,560
Utility System Construction 440 0.10 $17.40 $36,180


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 10,540 1.22 2.38 $14.56 $30,290
California 6,380 0.43 0.84 $11.99 $24,930
New Jersey 5,270 1.38 2.69 $15.01 $31,210
Pennsylvania 4,410 0.78 1.53 $12.38 $25,740
Florida 4,280 0.57 1.12 $11.44 $23,800




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 1,810 1.46 2.84 $9.78 $20,340
New Jersey 5,270 1.38 2.69 $15.01 $31,210
Maine 730 1.26 2.45 $9.32 $19,390
New York 10,540 1.22 2.38 $14.56 $30,290
Wyoming 300 1.09 2.12 $15.34 $31,910




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia 220 0.31 0.60 $21.35 $44,410
Washington 930 0.33 0.64 $19.25 $40,030
Indiana 1,610 0.56 1.10 $16.28 $33,870
Oregon 1,130 0.69 1.34 $15.98 $33,240
Wyoming 300 1.09 2.12 $15.34 $31,910





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 9,220 1.76 3.43 $15.29 $31,800
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,390 0.65 1.26 $11.55 $24,020
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,650 0.90 1.75 $13.91 $28,930
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,370 1.43 2.79 $16.63 $34,600
Pittsburgh, PA 1,130 1.00 1.95 $11.90 $24,740
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,080 1.10 2.15 $15.02 $31,250
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,040 0.84 1.63 $14.93 $31,060
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 980 0.46 0.89 $9.63 $20,030
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 870 0.49 0.95 $9.38 $19,520
Salt Lake City, UT 860 1.33 2.59 $9.56 $19,880




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 240 4.09 7.96 $14.51 $30,190
Lawrence, KS 90 2.00 3.90 $12.76 $26,530
Bend, OR 110 1.77 3.45 $16.90 $35,150
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 9,220 1.76 3.43 $15.29 $31,800
Coeur d'Alene, ID 90 1.66 3.24 $11.25 $23,390
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME 300 1.54 3.00 $9.70 $20,180
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 390 1.46 2.84 (8) (8)
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 360 1.45 2.83 $10.85 $22,560
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,370 1.43 2.79 $16.63 $34,600
Missoula, MT 80 1.41 2.75 $16.54 $34,410




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 40 0.55 1.07 $30.63 $63,710
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 150 0.56 1.08 $25.44 $52,920
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 170 0.57 1.11 $18.64 $38,780
Dover, DE (8) (8) (8) $17.69 $36,790
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 530 0.51 1.00 $17.63 $36,670
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 50 0.44 0.85 $17.62 $36,660
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 260 0.28 0.55 $17.04 $35,440
Bend, OR 110 1.77 3.45 $16.90 $35,150
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 490 0.34 0.66 $16.86 $35,060
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,370 1.43 2.79 $16.63 $34,600

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 360 1.88 3.66 $8.90 $18,520
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 180 1.00 1.95 $11.01 $22,910
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 140 1.01 1.97 $9.13 $18,980
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 130 0.46 0.90 $10.97 $22,820
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 130 0.77 1.50 $9.85 $20,480

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)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 360 1.88 3.66 $8.90 $18,520
South Western Utah nonmetropolitan area 30 1.42 2.77 $8.97 $18,650
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 130 1.09 2.13 $11.59 $24,110
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 140 1.01 1.97 $9.13 $18,980
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 180 1.00 1.95 $11.01 $22,910

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)
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 100 0.68 1.33 $36.17 $75,220
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $22.74 $47,300
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.94 $35,240
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.92 $33,110
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 70 0.70 0.00 $14.94 $31,070


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014