Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants

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


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)
124,590 2.3 % $10.21 $21,250 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.72 $8.43 $9.39 $11.29 $13.97
Annual Wage (2) $16,050 $17,540 $19,530 $23,490 $29,060


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)
Other Personal Services 74,770 31.94 $10.02 $20,830
Automobile Dealers 8,720 0.87 $10.64 $22,130
Traveler Accommodation 7,640 0.46 $9.82 $20,430
Local Government (OES Designation) 5,440 0.10 $11.72 $24,380
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 4,060 2.51 $10.27 $21,370

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 Personal Services 74,770 31.94 $10.02 $20,830
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 4,060 2.51 $10.27 $21,370
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 1,790 1.88 $10.63 $22,110
Spectator Sports 1,710 1.30 $10.25 $21,310
Gambling Industries 1,310 1.02 $10.34 $21,500

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 40 0.02 $13.28 $27,620
Social Advocacy Organizations 50 0.03 $12.98 $27,000
State Government (OES Designation) 150 0.01 $12.58 $26,170
Offices of Physicians 50 (7) $12.38 $25,760
Community Care Facilities for the Elderly 40 0.01 $12.27 $25,510


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)
California 21,580 1.54 1.57 $10.43 $21,700
New York 14,410 1.73 1.76 $10.88 $22,630
Florida 11,720 1.65 1.68 $9.16 $19,040
Texas 8,460 0.84 0.86 $9.56 $19,880
Illinois 5,110 0.92 0.94 $11.36 $23,630




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)
District of Columbia 2,370 3.70 3.78 $10.86 $22,590
Hawaii 1,780 3.12 3.18 $9.43 $19,610
Nevada 2,880 2.59 2.64 $9.74 $20,250
New York 14,410 1.73 1.76 $10.88 $22,630
Florida 11,720 1.65 1.68 $9.16 $19,040




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 100 0.34 0.35 $12.44 $25,870
Massachusetts 4,460 1.43 1.46 $12.01 $24,980
Washington 3,120 1.16 1.18 $11.73 $24,390
Illinois 5,110 0.92 0.94 $11.36 $23,630
Alaska 120 0.38 0.39 $11.17 $23,220

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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 11,470 2.30 2.35 $11.00 $22,870
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 10,680 2.80 2.85 $9.79 $20,360
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 4,550 1.29 1.31 $11.46 $23,840
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,870 1.69 1.73 $10.48 $21,810
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 3,560 3.72 3.80 $8.92 $18,550
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,370 2.03 2.07 $12.16 $25,300
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,280 1.64 1.67 $9.27 $19,280
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 2,970 2.40 2.45 $10.30 $21,430
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,810 1.28 1.30 $9.57 $19,900
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 2,570 3.18 3.25 $9.92 $20,630




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)
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 590 4.34 4.42 $9.32 $19,390
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 3,560 3.72 3.80 $8.92 $18,550
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 2,380 3.46 3.53 $9.01 $18,740
Honolulu, HI 1,420 3.37 3.43 $9.26 $19,270
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 2,570 3.18 3.25 $9.92 $20,630
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 10,680 2.80 2.85 $9.79 $20,360
Norwich-New London, CT-RI 360 2.73 2.78 $10.97 $22,810
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 2,970 2.40 2.45 $10.30 $21,430
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 2,220 2.34 2.38 $14.09 $29,300
Springfield, MA-CT 650 2.31 2.35 $11.70 $24,330




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)
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 2,220 2.34 2.38 $14.09 $29,300
Rochester, MN 40 0.44 0.45 $13.60 $28,280
Iowa City, IA 70 0.82 0.83 $12.92 $26,870
Danbury, CT 40 0.63 0.64 $12.72 $26,460
Bloomington, IN (8) (8) (8) $12.70 $26,410
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,370 2.03 2.07 $12.16 $25,300
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 60 0.74 0.76 $12.16 $25,300
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,430 1.80 1.84 $11.96 $24,880
Boulder, CO 40 0.23 0.24 $11.93 $24,820
Reading, PA (8) (8) (8) $11.90 $24,760

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)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 370 2.42 2.47 $10.06 $20,920
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 200 1.07 1.09 $8.99 $18,690
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 100 1.37 1.39 $11.24 $23,380
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 60 0.36 0.37 $9.61 $19,990
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.21 0.22 $9.07 $18,860

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)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 370 2.42 2.47 $10.06 $20,920
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 100 1.37 1.39 $11.24 $23,380
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 200 1.07 1.09 $8.99 $18,690
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 50 0.73 0.75 $9.71 $20,200
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 30 0.69 0.70 $10.04 $20,890

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)
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.27 $27,600
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.28 0.29 $13.10 $27,260
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $12.18 $25,340
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $11.29 $23,480
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 100 1.37 1.39 $11.24 $23,380


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

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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