Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2004

53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants

Park automobiles or issue tickets for customers in a parking lot or garage. May collect fee.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
120,080 2.5 % $8.48 $17,650 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $6.03 $7.00 $8.08 $9.69 $11.54
Annual Wage (2) $12,550 $14,560 $16,800 $20,160 $24,000

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Other personal services 63,950 $8.47 $17,620
Automotive equipment rental and leasing 10,890 $7.86 $16,350
Traveler accommodation 7,220 $7.94 $16,510
Automobile dealers 6,730 $9.27 $19,280
Local government (OES designation) 3,850 $9.66 $20,080

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Office administrative services (7) $11.92 $24,790
Other hospitals 270 $11.45 $23,820
Drinking places, alcoholic beverages (7) $11.16 $23,210
General medical and surgical hospitals 1,600 $10.16 $21,130
Offices of physicians 70 $9.93 $20,650

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Hawaii 2,020 $7.78 $16,190 0.358%
Nevada 2,840 $8.06 $16,760 0.254%
District of Columbia 950 $9.61 $20,000 0.158%
California 22,880 $8.87 $18,440 0.157%
New York 12,760 $9.29 $19,310 0.155%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Alaska 50 $10.25 $21,320 0.017%
Massachusetts 4,130 $9.84 $20,470 0.132%
New Hampshire 200 $9.84 $20,460 0.033%
Vermont 80 $9.74 $20,250 0.027%
Washington 2,350 $9.70 $20,180 0.091%

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Atlantic-Cape May, NJ PMSA 810 $7.30 $15,170 0.433%
Honolulu, HI MSA 1,430 $7.59 $15,780 0.350%
San Francisco, CA PMSA 2,760 $11.00 $22,890 0.289%
Las Vegas, NV-AZ MSA 2,260 $8.32 $17,310 0.266%
Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA PMSA 10,200 $8.30 $17,270 0.256%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Iowa City, IA MSA 50 $11.93 $24,800 0.075%
San Francisco, CA PMSA 2,760 $11.00 $22,890 0.289%
Salinas, CA MSA 180 $10.63 $22,120 0.116%
Anchorage, AK MSA 40 $10.42 $21,670 0.029%
Springfield, MA MSA (7) $10.34 $21,500 (7)

About May 2004 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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.

(7) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: June 02, 2005

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