Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
68,740 1.8 % $12.43 $25,850 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.13 $9.19 $11.35 $14.58 $17.94
Annual Wage (2) $16,900 $19,120 $23,610 $30,320 $37,320


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 (OES Designation) 44,930 0.80 $12.53 $26,060
Elementary and Secondary Schools 10,560 0.12 $11.44 $23,800
Other Support Services 7,070 2.57 $13.28 $27,610
Investigation and Security Services 2,880 0.37 $9.59 $19,940
Employment Services 930 0.04 $12.08 $25,120

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 7,070 2.57 $13.28 $27,610
Local Government (OES Designation) 44,930 0.80 $12.53 $26,060
Investigation and Security Services 2,880 0.37 $9.59 $19,940
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 910 0.30 $16.98 $35,310
Utility System Construction 550 0.14 $15.95 $33,170

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 910 0.30 $16.98 $35,310
Utility System Construction 550 0.14 $15.95 $33,170
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 150 0.03 $15.51 $32,270
Nonresidential Building Construction 30 0.01 $15.34 $31,900
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 60 (7) $14.90 $31,000


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 9,870 1.18 2.19 (8) (8)
Pennsylvania 6,310 1.15 2.13 $11.86 $24,680
California 5,480 0.39 0.72 $10.86 $22,590
New Jersey 5,390 1.43 2.64 $13.70 $28,500
Florida 4,440 0.63 1.16 $11.23 $23,350




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)
New Jersey 5,390 1.43 2.64 $13.70 $28,500
Maine 790 1.37 2.53 $9.29 $19,330
Vermont 360 1.25 2.32 $13.34 $27,750
New York 9,870 1.18 2.19 (8) (8)
Pennsylvania 6,310 1.15 2.13 $11.86 $24,680




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 1,320 0.49 0.90 $17.29 $35,960
Alaska (8) (8) (8) $14.62 $30,410
Oregon 1,720 1.09 2.02 $14.58 $30,330
Illinois 3,260 0.59 1.09 $13.95 $29,010
Delaware 310 0.78 1.44 $13.91 $28,930

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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,390 0.89 1.64 $9.84 $20,470
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,570 1.42 2.63 $13.15 $27,340
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 2,450 0.69 1.28 $14.96 $31,120
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,560 1.64 3.03 $14.39 $29,930
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,060 0.42 0.78 $15.94 $33,150
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,060 1.10 2.03 $14.28 $29,700
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 920 0.95 1.76 $10.92 $22,720
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 890 0.93 1.71 $14.34 $29,830
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 870 1.08 1.99 $9.85 $20,490
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 850 0.51 0.93 $9.03 $18,770




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 130 2.24 4.14 $12.34 $25,660
Salem, OR 270 1.88 3.47 $15.39 $32,010
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,560 1.64 3.03 $14.39 $29,930
Springfield, MA-CT 460 1.62 2.99 $13.65 $28,390
Bend, OR 90 1.54 2.84 $18.84 $39,180
Missoula, MT 80 1.45 2.68 $18.58 $38,640
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,570 1.42 2.63 $13.15 $27,340
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 270 1.40 2.58 $9.64 $20,040
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 230 1.35 2.49 $11.37 $23,650
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 330 1.33 2.46 $9.44 $19,640




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, WA Metropolitan Division 160 0.62 1.14 $22.59 $46,980
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 640 0.53 0.99 $20.28 $42,190
Bellingham, WA 30 0.44 0.82 $20.12 $41,850
Bend, OR 90 1.54 2.84 $18.84 $39,180
Missoula, MT 80 1.45 2.68 $18.58 $38,640
Colorado Springs, CO (8) (8) (8) $16.60 $34,520
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 70 0.85 1.56 $16.40 $34,120
Medford, OR 70 1.02 1.88 $16.12 $33,530
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 220 0.27 0.51 $15.96 $33,190
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,060 0.42 0.78 $15.94 $33,150

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)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 290 1.52 2.81 $9.60 $19,970
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 230 1.00 1.85 $10.58 $22,010
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 160 1.02 1.89 $8.33 $17,330
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 150 0.41 0.76 $9.25 $19,230
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 150 0.57 1.05 $14.20 $29,550

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)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 290 1.52 2.81 $9.60 $19,970
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 60 1.27 2.35 $8.27 $17,200
Southwestern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 1.17 2.16 $9.89 $20,560
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area 90 1.10 2.04 $9.02 $18,760
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 160 1.02 1.89 $8.33 $17,330

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)
Southern Oregon nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.26 $33,820
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.61 1.12 $14.92 $31,020
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.58 1.07 $14.45 $30,050
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.52 0.95 $14.31 $29,770
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 150 0.57 1.05 $14.20 $29,550


About May 2010 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 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) 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2010 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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