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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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)
91,160 3.6 % $ 14.04 $ 29,210 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for Parking Attendants:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 9.60 $ 11.26 $ 14.06 $ 14.96 $ 18.18
Annual Wage (2) $ 19,970 $ 23,410 $ 29,240 $ 31,110 $ 37,800


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 44,050 14.83 $ 14.22 $ 29,580
Automobile Dealers 15,970 1.31 $ 13.91 $ 28,930
Traveler Accommodation 4,160 0.30 $ 12.07 $ 25,110
Employment Services 3,460 0.10 $ 11.87 $ 24,690
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 3,210 1.81 $ 12.14 $ 25,250

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 44,050 14.83 $ 14.22 $ 29,580
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 3,210 1.81 $ 12.14 $ 25,250
Automobile Dealers 15,970 1.31 $ 13.91 $ 28,930
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 910 1.17 $ 13.50 $ 28,090
Gambling Industries 780 0.43 $ 15.02 $ 31,250

Top paying industries for Parking Attendants:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Air Transportation 120 0.06 $ 21.07 $ 43,830
Motion Picture and Video Industries 480 0.15 $ 17.89 $ 37,200
Civic and Social Organizations 150 0.06 $ 17.52 $ 36,440
Beverage Manufacturing 40 0.02 $ 16.74 $ 34,820
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 1,080 0.26 $ 16.28 $ 33,870


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.



Map of employment of parking attendants by state, May 2021


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 14,280 0.86 1.34 $ 16.14 $ 33,570
New York 11,350 1.31 2.02 $ 16.52 $ 34,360
Florida 9,840 1.14 1.77 $ 11.60 $ 24,130
Texas 7,860 0.64 0.99 $ 11.61 $ 24,150
New Jersey 4,060 1.06 1.63 $ 13.98 $ 29,070


Map of location quotient of parking attendants by state, May 2021


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 1,200 2.19 3.38 $ 13.48 $ 28,030
District of Columbia 1,260 1.90 2.93 $ 15.84 $ 32,940
New York 11,350 1.31 2.02 $ 16.52 $ 34,360
Florida 9,840 1.14 1.77 $ 11.60 $ 24,130
New Jersey 4,060 1.06 1.63 $ 13.98 $ 29,070


Map of annual mean wages of parking attendants by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Parking Attendants:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Montana 30 0.07 0.11 $ 16.96 $ 35,270
Massachusetts 2,290 0.67 1.04 $ 16.72 $ 34,780
Illinois 1,940 0.35 0.53 $ 16.72 $ 34,770
New York 11,350 1.31 2.02 $ 16.52 $ 34,360
Washington 2,100 0.66 1.01 $ 16.43 $ 34,170



Map of employment of parking attendants by area, May 2021


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 12,180 1.40 2.17 $ 16.34 $ 33,980
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 7,980 1.40 2.16 $ 15.44 $ 32,100
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 5,050 2.06 3.18 $ 11.84 $ 24,620
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3,110 0.87 1.34 $ 11.65 $ 24,240
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,470 0.84 1.30 $ 15.16 $ 31,520
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,440 1.09 1.69 $ 18.71 $ 38,920
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,250 0.85 1.31 $ 13.98 $ 29,080
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,250 0.78 1.20 $ 11.39 $ 23,700
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,000 0.77 1.19 $ 12.43 $ 25,850
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,820 0.70 1.09 $ 16.80 $ 34,940


Map of location quotient of parking attendants by area, May 2021


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 190 2.95 4.55 $ 13.74 $ 28,590
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 310 2.70 4.17 $ 13.57 $ 28,230
Urban Honolulu, HI 900 2.28 3.53 $ 13.33 $ 27,730
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 5,050 2.06 3.18 $ 11.84 $ 24,620
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 890 1.76 2.73 $ 11.25 $ 23,390
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 12,180 1.40 2.17 $ 16.34 $ 33,980
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 7,980 1.40 2.16 $ 15.44 $ 32,100
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 1,070 1.16 1.80 $ 11.52 $ 23,950
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 1,580 1.14 1.76 $ 16.41 $ 34,140
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 1,460 1.13 1.75 $ 11.67 $ 24,270


Map of annual mean wages of parking attendants by area, May 2021


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 Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,440 1.09 1.69 $ 18.71 $ 38,920
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 380 0.35 0.54 $ 18.11 $ 37,670
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,540 0.80 1.24 $ 17.03 $ 35,420
Iowa City, IA 50 0.53 0.82 $ 17.02 $ 35,400
Worcester, MA-CT 110 0.39 0.61 $ 16.98 $ 35,310
Barnstable Town, MA 60 0.65 1.01 $ 16.93 $ 35,220
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,820 0.70 1.09 $ 16.80 $ 34,940
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,810 0.43 0.66 $ 16.78 $ 34,910
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 30 0.37 0.58 $ 16.54 $ 34,400
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 1,580 1.14 1.76 $ 16.41 $ 34,140

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)
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 150 0.84 1.30 $ 15.28 $ 31,780
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 110 0.57 0.88 $ 11.78 $ 24,500
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 110 1.22 1.89 $ 14.22 $ 29,570
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.51 0.80 $ 12.48 $ 25,970
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 90 0.70 1.08 $ 13.18 $ 27,410

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 110 1.22 1.89 $ 14.22 $ 29,570
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 150 0.84 1.30 $ 15.28 $ 31,780
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 90 0.73 1.13 $ 15.46 $ 32,170
Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 0.71 1.10 $ 16.14 $ 33,580
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 90 0.70 1.08 $ 13.18 $ 27,410

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)
Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 0.71 1.10 $ 16.14 $ 33,580
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.32 0.49 $ 15.50 $ 32,240
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 90 0.73 1.13 $ 15.46 $ 32,170
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 150 0.84 1.30 $ 15.28 $ 31,780
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area 60 0.48 0.74 $ 15.09 $ 31,390


About May 2021 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.

(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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022