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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

33-9091 Crossing Guards and Flaggers

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


National estimates for Crossing Guards and Flaggers
Industry profile for Crossing Guards and Flaggers
Geographic profile for Crossing Guards and Flaggers

National estimates for Crossing Guards and Flaggers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Crossing Guards and Flaggers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
82,690 2.9 % $ 17.15 $ 35,670 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for Crossing Guards and Flaggers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 11.53 $ 13.78 $ 15.12 $ 18.83 $ 23.91
Annual Wage (2) $ 23,990 $ 28,660 $ 31,450 $ 39,160 $ 49,720


Industry profile for Crossing Guards and Flaggers:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Crossing Guards and Flaggers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 35,740 0.67 $ 16.70 $ 34,740
Other Support Services 28,290 10.07 $ 17.57 $ 36,550
Elementary and Secondary Schools 7,470 0.09 $ 14.78 $ 30,750
Employment Services 2,710 0.08 $ 17.08 $ 35,520
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 2,280 0.64 $ 19.76 $ 41,090

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Crossing Guards and Flaggers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Support Services 28,290 10.07 $ 17.57 $ 36,550
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 35,740 0.67 $ 16.70 $ 34,740
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 2,280 0.64 $ 19.76 $ 41,090
Utility System Construction 1,240 0.23 $ 22.81 $ 47,450
Investigation and Security Services 2,030 0.22 $ 15.82 $ 32,910

Top paying industries for Crossing Guards and Flaggers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 50 0.04 $ 32.46 $ 67,520
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 60 (7) $ 28.00 $ 58,240
Support Activities for Water Transportation (8) (8) $ 27.91 $ 58,050
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution (8) (8) $ 26.52 $ 55,160
Building Equipment Contractors (8) (8) $ 24.71 $ 51,410


Geographic profile for Crossing Guards and Flaggers:

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



Map of employment of crossing guards and flaggers by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Crossing Guards and Flaggers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 10,040 1.16 1.97 $ 19.01 $ 39,550
Pennsylvania 7,510 1.35 2.29 $ 17.68 $ 36,770
Texas 7,110 0.58 0.99 $ 13.08 $ 27,200
California 4,990 0.30 0.51 $ 22.41 $ 46,600
Florida 4,860 0.56 0.96 $ 14.65 $ 30,470


Map of location quotient of crossing guards and flaggers by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Crossing Guards and Flaggers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pennsylvania 7,510 1.35 2.29 $ 17.68 $ 36,770
Maine 770 1.29 2.20 $ 15.19 $ 31,590
Vermont 350 1.24 2.12 $ 17.80 $ 37,020
Utah 1,900 1.22 2.08 $ 14.97 $ 31,130
New Jersey 4,580 1.19 2.03 $ 18.37 $ 38,220


Map of annual mean wages of crossing guards and flaggers by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Crossing Guards and Flaggers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 4,990 0.30 0.51 $ 22.41 $ 46,600
Rhode Island 390 0.86 1.47 $ 21.01 $ 43,700
Oregon 2,050 1.12 1.91 $ 20.20 $ 42,020
District of Columbia 360 0.55 0.93 $ 19.97 $ 41,550
Illinois 2,810 0.50 0.85 $ 19.93 $ 41,440



Map of employment of crossing guards and flaggers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Crossing Guards and Flaggers:

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 12,240 1.41 2.40 $ 19.10 $ 39,730
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,870 1.08 1.84 $ 18.03 $ 37,500
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,580 0.61 1.04 $ 20.29 $ 42,210
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,280 0.63 1.08 $ 13.06 $ 27,160
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 2,140 1.12 1.90 $ 23.90 $ 49,720
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,860 0.64 1.09 $ 14.71 $ 30,590
Pittsburgh, PA 1,820 1.74 2.97 $ 17.39 $ 36,180
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,700 0.58 0.99 $ 19.06 $ 39,640
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,510 0.62 1.05 $ 15.76 $ 32,780
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 1,450 2.40 4.09 $ 15.59 $ 32,420


Map of location quotient of crossing guards and flaggers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Crossing Guards and Flaggers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grand Junction, CO 180 2.84 4.84 $ 15.67 $ 32,600
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 1,450 2.40 4.09 $ 15.59 $ 32,420
Altoona, PA 130 2.37 4.04 $ 14.38 $ 29,910
Dover, DE 140 2.14 3.65 $ 14.18 $ 29,500
Parkersburg-Vienna, WV 70 2.01 3.43 $ 14.28 $ 29,700
Lewiston-Auburn, ME 90 1.91 3.26 $ 14.30 $ 29,740
Waterbury, CT 120 1.89 3.21 $ 15.77 $ 32,800
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 440 1.87 3.19 $ 22.36 $ 46,520
Bangor, ME 110 1.85 3.14 $ 15.77 $ 32,800
State College, PA 120 1.81 3.08 $ 18.61 $ 38,700


Map of annual mean wages of crossing guards and flaggers by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Crossing Guards and Flaggers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 770 0.35 0.59 $ 27.18 $ 56,540
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 390 0.40 0.68 $ 26.86 $ 55,860
Bellingham, WA 60 0.73 1.25 $ 26.38 $ 54,870
Fond du Lac, WI 30 0.70 1.20 $ 25.05 $ 52,110
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 110 0.37 0.63 $ 24.18 $ 50,290
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 2,140 1.12 1.90 $ 23.90 $ 49,720
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 30 0.17 0.29 $ 23.63 $ 49,140
Fresno, CA 80 0.22 0.38 $ 23.62 $ 49,120
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 600 1.10 1.87 $ 23.37 $ 48,600
Gainesville, FL 70 0.51 0.86 $ 23.14 $ 48,130

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Crossing Guards and Flaggers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 190 1.98 3.37 $ 18.21 $ 37,880
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 140 0.78 1.33 $ 17.19 $ 35,760
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 110 0.74 1.26 $ 16.33 $ 33,970
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 110 0.55 0.94 $ 15.95 $ 33,180
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 100 0.31 0.53 $ 13.30 $ 27,660

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Crossing Guards and Flaggers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 190 1.98 3.37 $ 18.21 $ 37,880
Maryland nonmetropolitan area 100 1.69 2.88 $ 16.26 $ 33,810
Northwestern Idaho nonmetropolitan area 60 0.84 1.44 $ 12.90 $ 26,840
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.81 1.39 $ 17.16 $ 35,690
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 140 0.78 1.33 $ 17.19 $ 35,760

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Crossing Guards and Flaggers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area 90 0.75 1.28 $ 25.77 $ 53,600
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 40 0.60 1.02 $ 23.02 $ 47,870
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 90 0.66 1.12 $ 21.77 $ 45,280
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 70 0.63 1.08 $ 19.98 $ 41,560
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 190 1.98 3.37 $ 18.21 $ 37,880


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.

(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 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