Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
76,440 2.4 % $14.50 $30,170 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.07 $10.46 $13.28 $17.01 $21.13
Annual Wage (2) $18,870 $21,760 $27,630 $35,380 $43,960


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, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 41,180 0.76 $14.22 $29,570
Other Support Services 15,260 4.96 $15.24 $31,700
Elementary and Secondary Schools 10,330 0.12 $13.14 $27,330
Employment Services 2,400 0.07 $12.98 $27,000
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 1,440 0.43 $16.24 $33,790

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 15,260 4.96 $15.24 $31,700
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 41,180 0.76 $14.22 $29,570
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 1,440 0.43 $16.24 $33,790
Utility System Construction 860 0.17 $16.91 $35,180
Elementary and Secondary Schools 10,330 0.12 $13.14 $27,330

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 90 0.08 $25.91 $53,900
Rental and Leasing Services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 80 0.02 $19.80 $41,180
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $17.26 $35,900
Building Equipment Contractors (8) (8) $17.08 $35,530
Utility System Construction 860 0.17 $16.91 $35,180


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 7,890 0.86 1.60 $16.11 $33,510
California 7,330 0.44 0.82 $16.30 $33,910
Texas 6,490 0.55 1.02 $11.60 $24,130
Pennsylvania 6,460 1.12 2.09 $13.41 $27,880
New Jersey 5,960 1.49 2.78 $15.51 $32,260




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)
Vermont 510 1.69 3.14 $14.95 $31,090
New Jersey 5,960 1.49 2.78 $15.51 $32,260
Oregon 2,370 1.29 2.41 $15.46 $32,150
Nevada 1,590 1.22 2.27 $11.72 $24,370
Maine 730 1.21 2.27 $11.24 $23,380




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 2,200 0.69 1.29 $24.92 $51,820
Alaska 220 0.71 1.32 $21.80 $45,350
Connecticut 1,380 0.83 1.55 $21.30 $44,310
Minnesota 150 0.05 0.10 $17.95 $37,340
Rhode Island 390 0.81 1.52 $17.58 $36,560



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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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 9,000 1.34 2.51 $16.29 $33,890
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 2,130 0.58 1.09 $16.44 $34,200
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,680 0.68 1.26 $11.43 $23,770
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,670 0.38 0.70 $16.49 $34,300
Pittsburgh, PA 1,630 1.44 2.68 $13.11 $27,270
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,610 0.55 1.03 $14.14 $29,400
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,570 1.35 2.52 $16.31 $33,920
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,520 1.31 2.45 $16.04 $33,360
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,250 1.38 2.57 $10.45 $21,740
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 1,220 0.94 1.74 $16.49 $34,300


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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 210 3.44 6.42 $14.24 $29,620
Salem, OR 530 3.18 5.93 $15.57 $32,380
Coeur d'Alene, ID 170 2.92 5.44 $17.69 $36,800
Dover, DE 130 2.04 3.80 $15.92 $33,120
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 430 1.99 3.71 $10.27 $21,360
Yuba City, CA 80 1.93 3.61 $13.36 $27,800
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 590 1.81 3.38 $12.30 $25,590
Reading, PA 260 1.48 2.76 $13.95 $29,010
Bakersfield, CA 440 1.46 2.71 $10.88 $22,640
Pittsburgh, PA 1,630 1.44 2.68 $13.11 $27,270


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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)
Tacoma-Lakewood, WA Metropolitan Division 130 0.44 0.83 $27.06 $56,280
Visalia-Porterville, CA 70 0.43 0.80 $25.90 $53,870
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $25.19 $52,400
San Rafael, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $25.06 $52,120
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 200 0.20 0.38 $22.90 $47,620
Anchorage, AK 190 1.12 2.09 $22.38 $46,550
Kennewick-Richland, WA (8) (8) (8) $22.10 $45,970
Bellingham, WA 70 0.79 1.47 $19.97 $41,540
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 390 0.36 0.68 $19.94 $41,460
New Haven, CT 190 0.68 1.28 $19.50 $40,570

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)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 210 0.76 1.41 $10.15 $21,120
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 170 1.19 2.21 $18.23 $37,920
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 160 1.19 2.23 (8) (8)
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 140 0.52 0.97 $11.88 $24,710
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 120 0.64 1.20 $17.80 $37,020

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)
South Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 80 1.29 2.40 $19.82 $41,220
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 170 1.19 2.21 $18.23 $37,920
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 160 1.19 2.23 (8) (8)
Border Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 70 1.18 2.21 $10.13 $21,070
Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 1.03 1.91 $11.70 $24,330

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)
East Washington nonmetropolitan area 40 0.60 1.12 $23.42 $48,710
South Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 80 1.29 2.40 $19.82 $41,220
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 170 1.19 2.21 $18.23 $37,920
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 120 0.64 1.20 $17.80 $37,020
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.19 0.36 $17.23 $35,840


About May 2017 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.

(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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018