Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
68,520 1.8 % $12.44 $25,880 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.29 $9.28 $11.27 $14.58 $18.00
Annual Wage (2) $17,230 $19,310 $23,440 $30,330 $37,440


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) 44,160 0.80 $12.43 $25,860
Elementary and Secondary Schools 10,340 0.12 $11.58 $24,080
Other Support Services 7,720 2.71 $13.08 $27,210
Employment Services 1,680 0.06 $12.02 $25,000
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 930 0.31 $17.94 $37,320

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 7,720 2.71 $13.08 $27,210
Local Government (OES Designation) 44,160 0.80 $12.43 $25,860
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 930 0.31 $17.94 $37,320
Elementary and Secondary Schools 10,340 0.12 $11.58 $24,080
Utility System Construction 390 0.10 $18.57 $38,630

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Utility System Construction 390 0.10 $18.57 $38,630
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 160 0.03 $18.29 $38,050
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 930 0.31 $17.94 $37,320
Nonresidential Building Construction 60 0.01 $16.87 $35,090
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 100 (7) $14.19 $29,510


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)
New York 9,930 1.18 2.20 $14.32 $29,790
Pennsylvania 6,570 1.18 2.21 $11.93 $24,820
California 5,120 0.36 0.68 $11.36 $23,640
New Jersey 4,840 1.28 2.40 $14.17 $29,470
Florida 4,700 0.66 1.23 $11.14 $23,170




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)
Maine 850 1.48 2.77 $9.38 $19,510
New Jersey 4,840 1.28 2.40 $14.17 $29,470
Pennsylvania 6,570 1.18 2.21 $11.93 $24,820
New York 9,930 1.18 2.20 $14.32 $29,790
Wyoming 310 1.12 2.11 $15.07 $31,340




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 1,450 0.53 1.00 $17.09 $35,540
Vermont 190 0.66 1.24 $16.54 $34,400
Oregon 1,170 0.74 1.38 $16.41 $34,130
Wyoming 310 1.12 2.11 $15.07 $31,340
Alaska (8) (8) (8) $14.73 $30,640





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)
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,730 1.50 2.81 $13.16 $27,370
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,430 0.68 1.27 $12.18 $25,330
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,430 1.50 2.81 $15.75 $32,770
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,010 0.40 0.74 $14.18 $29,480
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,000 0.73 1.37 $15.37 $31,980
Pittsburgh, PA 1,000 0.90 1.68 $11.06 $23,000
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 950 0.97 1.81 $11.34 $23,580
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 930 0.97 1.82 $14.91 $31,020
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 800 0.82 1.54 $9.72 $20,210
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 780 0.47 0.88 $13.00 $27,040




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 170 2.99 5.60 $14.70 $30,570
Coeur d'Alene, ID 150 2.96 5.53 (8) (8)
Manchester, NH 240 2.43 4.55 $11.09 $23,060
Salem, OR 280 1.96 3.67 $16.71 $34,750
Missoula, MT 90 1.62 3.04 $17.32 $36,020
Greeley, CO 120 1.59 2.98 (8) (8)
Springfield, MA-CT 450 1.57 2.94 $13.83 $28,770
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,730 1.50 2.81 $13.16 $27,370
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,430 1.50 2.81 $15.75 $32,770
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 280 1.44 2.70 $9.69 $20,150




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)
Bellingham, WA 30 0.42 0.79 $23.80 $49,500
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 170 0.66 1.23 $23.77 $49,440
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 630 0.52 0.97 $20.72 $43,100
Bend, OR 70 1.18 2.20 $19.07 $39,670
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 70 0.62 1.16 $18.83 $39,170
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 410 0.41 0.78 $17.76 $36,940
Missoula, MT 90 1.62 3.04 $17.32 $36,020
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 60 0.76 1.42 $17.14 $35,640
Medford, OR (8) (8) (8) $16.97 $35,290
Salem, OR 280 1.96 3.67 $16.71 $34,750

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 340 1.83 3.42 $9.25 $19,240
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 170 1.26 2.36 $9.30 $19,330
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 160 1.00 1.88 $8.75 $18,200
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 160 0.41 0.77 $9.44 $19,630
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 150 0.53 0.98 $12.20 $25,370

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 340 1.83 3.42 $9.25 $19,240
Southwestern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 60 1.47 2.75 $10.45 $21,730
Northwestern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area 50 1.43 2.67 $11.26 $23,410
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 170 1.26 2.36 $9.30 $19,330
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 130 1.24 2.33 $14.01 $29,140

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)
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 30 0.88 1.65 $20.18 $41,970
Southern Oregon and Linn County nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.61 $32,470
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 60 0.54 1.01 $15.54 $32,330
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 60 0.84 1.57 $15.05 $31,310
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.19 0.36 $14.08 $29,290


About May 2011 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2011 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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