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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

53-6021 Parking Attendants

Park vehicles or issue tickets for customers in a parking lot or garage. May park or tend vehicles in environments such as a car dealership or rental car facility. May collect fee.


National estimates for Parking Attendants
Industry profile for Parking Attendants
Geographic profile for Parking Attendants

National estimates for Parking Attendants:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Parking Attendants:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
123,790 2.8 % $ 13.42 $ 27,910 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for Parking Attendants:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 9.48 $ 11.04 $ 13.02 $ 15.10 $ 17.97
Annual Wage (2) $ 19,710 $ 22,970 $ 27,080 $ 31,410 $ 37,390


Industry profile for Parking Attendants:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Parking Attendants:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Personal Services 66,510 22.41 $ 13.46 $ 28,000
Automobile Dealers 17,760 1.48 $ 13.46 $ 27,990
Traveler Accommodation 5,320 0.35 $ 12.61 $ 26,220
Employment Services 3,950 0.12 $ 12.73 $ 26,480
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 2,770 0.05 $ 15.57 $ 32,390

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Parking Attendants:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Personal Services 66,510 22.41 $ 13.46 $ 28,000
Automobile Dealers 17,760 1.48 $ 13.46 $ 27,990
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 1,230 1.08 $ 13.15 $ 27,350
Spectator Sports 1,000 0.92 $ 13.01 $ 27,050
Gambling Industries 1,240 0.73 $ 12.54 $ 26,080

Top paying industries for Parking Attendants:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Truck Transportation 100 0.01 $ 18.92 $ 39,360
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $ 18.70 $ 38,900
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 and 5223 only) 40 (7) $ 15.94 $ 33,150
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 2,770 0.05 $ 15.57 $ 32,390
Support Activities for Air Transportation 100 0.05 $ 15.48 $ 32,200


Geographic profile for Parking Attendants:

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





States with the highest employment level in Parking Attendants:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 18,210 1.11 1.25 $ 15.27 $ 31,760
Florida 15,130 1.79 2.01 $ 11.88 $ 24,700
New York 11,110 1.28 1.44 $ 15.40 $ 32,040
Texas 9,320 0.77 0.87 $ 11.97 $ 24,890
New Jersey 4,990 1.32 1.48 $ 13.24 $ 27,530




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Parking Attendants:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 1,840 3.21 3.60 $ 13.34 $ 27,740
District of Columbia 1,610 2.34 2.63 $ 15.24 $ 31,700
Florida 15,130 1.79 2.01 $ 11.88 $ 24,700
Nevada 2,050 1.64 1.84 $ 12.80 $ 26,620
Arizona 4,460 1.57 1.77 $ 13.92 $ 28,950




Top paying states for Parking Attendants:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 2,650 0.83 0.93 $ 16.51 $ 34,340
Massachusetts 3,210 0.96 1.08 $ 16.24 $ 33,780
New York 11,110 1.28 1.44 $ 15.40 $ 32,040
California 18,210 1.11 1.25 $ 15.27 $ 31,760
District of Columbia 1,610 2.34 2.63 $ 15.24 $ 31,700





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Parking Attendants:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 12,610 1.43 1.60 $ 15.04 $ 31,280
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 9,750 1.67 1.88 $ 14.98 $ 31,150
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 7,580 3.02 3.40 $ 12.34 $ 25,660
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 4,320 0.99 1.11 $ 14.35 $ 29,840
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,860 1.83 2.06 $ 13.87 $ 28,840
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 3,600 1.34 1.50 $ 12.81 $ 26,640
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,560 1.20 1.35 $ 12.43 $ 25,860
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,460 1.14 1.29 $ 13.93 $ 28,970
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 3,170 1.36 1.53 $ 16.99 $ 35,330
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3,050 0.85 0.95 $ 11.39 $ 23,680




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Parking Attendants:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 220 3.35 3.77 $ 14.26 $ 29,660
Urban Honolulu, HI 1,380 3.32 3.73 $ 13.13 $ 27,300
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 340 3.09 3.48 $ 12.56 $ 26,130
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 7,580 3.02 3.40 $ 12.34 $ 25,660
Springfield, MA-CT 770 2.53 2.84 $ 14.43 $ 30,020
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 2,750 2.30 2.59 $ 11.12 $ 23,130
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 1,870 2.07 2.33 $ 12.98 $ 26,990
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 2,480 1.90 2.13 $ 11.29 $ 23,480
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,860 1.83 2.06 $ 13.87 $ 28,840
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 330 1.82 2.05 $ 14.58 $ 30,320




Top paying metropolitan areas for Parking Attendants:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 430 0.39 0.44 $ 17.26 $ 35,910
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 90 0.29 0.32 $ 17.05 $ 35,460
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 3,170 1.36 1.53 $ 16.99 $ 35,330
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 2,150 1.10 1.24 $ 16.84 $ 35,040
Santa Rosa, CA 90 0.46 0.52 $ 16.71 $ 34,750
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 120 0.87 0.97 $ 16.40 $ 34,120
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,490 0.96 1.08 $ 16.29 $ 33,880
Iowa City, IA 40 0.47 0.52 $ 16.16 $ 33,620
Boulder, CO 70 0.41 0.46 $ 16.11 $ 33,500
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 200 0.61 0.69 $ 15.92 $ 33,110

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Parking Attendants:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 240 2.58 2.90 $ 13.69 $ 28,480
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 120 0.96 1.08 $ 11.78 $ 24,500
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 110 0.59 0.66 $ 17.16 $ 35,690
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 100 0.90 1.01 $ 15.89 $ 33,050
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 90 0.36 0.41 $ 12.02 $ 25,000

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Parking Attendants:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 240 2.58 2.90 $ 13.69 $ 28,480
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 120 0.96 1.08 $ 11.78 $ 24,500
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 100 0.90 1.01 $ 15.89 $ 33,050
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 80 0.74 0.83 $ 13.66 $ 28,410
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 60 0.64 0.72 $ 8.66 $ 18,010

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Parking Attendants:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 0.34 $ 17.20 $ 35,770
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 110 0.59 0.66 $ 17.16 $ 35,690
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 100 0.90 1.01 $ 15.89 $ 33,050
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.32 0.36 $ 14.65 $ 30,470
Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 14.58 $ 30,330


About May 2020 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 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021