Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
126,160 2.2 % $10.38 $21,600 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.95 $8.60 $9.53 $11.45 $14.20
Annual Wage (2) $16,540 $17,880 $19,820 $23,820 $29,530


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 78,110 32.13 $10.25 $21,320
Automobile Dealers 8,060 0.77 $10.79 $22,430
Traveler Accommodation 7,640 0.45 $10.06 $20,920
Local Government (OES Designation) 5,460 0.10 $11.67 $24,270
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 3,300 2.01 $10.25 $21,310

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 78,110 32.13 $10.25 $21,320
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 3,300 2.01 $10.25 $21,310
Spectator Sports 1,680 1.32 $10.16 $21,140
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 1,150 1.19 $10.18 $21,180
Gambling Industries 1,380 1.06 $9.88 $20,550

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 170 0.01 $14.31 $29,770
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 40 0.02 $13.80 $28,710
Offices of Physicians 40 (7) $13.15 $27,350
Social Advocacy Organizations (8) (8) $12.34 $25,660
Community Care Facilities for the Elderly 40 0.01 $12.22 $25,420


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 22,560 1.61 1.63 $10.69 $22,230
New York 14,450 1.71 1.74 $10.89 $22,650
Florida 11,420 1.60 1.62 $9.12 $18,970
Texas 8,100 0.79 0.80 $9.64 $20,040
Illinois 6,560 1.18 1.20 $11.36 $23,620




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 2,320 3.59 3.65 $11.43 $23,780
Hawaii 1,850 3.21 3.27 $9.52 $19,790
Nevada 3,020 2.71 2.76 $10.24 $21,300
New York 14,450 1.71 1.74 $10.89 $22,650
California 22,560 1.61 1.63 $10.69 $22,230




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 90 0.30 0.30 $12.25 $25,470
Washington 3,380 1.24 1.26 $11.88 $24,720
Massachusetts 4,370 1.38 1.41 $11.65 $24,230
New Hampshire 190 0.31 0.32 $11.63 $24,180
Montana 60 0.14 0.14 $11.47 $23,850





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 11,150 2.20 2.24 $11.22 $23,340
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 10,900 2.85 2.90 $9.91 $20,610
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 5,960 1.66 1.69 $11.42 $23,750
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,210 1.82 1.85 $10.69 $22,240
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 3,640 3.72 3.78 $8.79 $18,290
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,300 1.61 1.64 $9.32 $19,380
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,270 1.95 1.98 $11.87 $24,680
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 3,240 2.62 2.66 $10.66 $22,180
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 3,220 1.44 1.47 $9.48 $19,720
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 2,750 2.86 2.91 $14.38 $29,910




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 570 4.29 4.36 $9.84 $20,460
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 3,640 3.72 3.78 $8.79 $18,290
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 2,540 3.65 3.71 $9.17 $19,070
Honolulu, HI 1,490 3.50 3.56 $9.43 $19,620
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 2,740 3.39 3.45 $10.41 $21,660
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 2,750 2.86 2.91 $14.38 $29,910
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 10,900 2.85 2.90 $9.91 $20,610
Norwich-New London, CT-RI 340 2.65 2.70 $9.80 $20,390
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 3,240 2.62 2.66 $10.66 $22,180
Gulfport-Biloxi, MS 260 2.53 2.57 $8.88 $18,470




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)
Rochester, MN 40 0.39 0.39 $14.62 $30,410
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 2,750 2.86 2.91 $14.38 $29,910
Bloomington, IN 40 0.58 0.59 $13.96 $29,040
Yakima, WA (8) (8) (8) $13.26 $27,570
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 60 0.53 0.54 $13.17 $27,380
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 70 0.29 0.30 $12.91 $26,850
Iowa City, IA 60 0.70 0.71 $12.45 $25,910
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 60 0.68 0.69 $12.32 $25,630
Evansville, IN-KY 70 0.39 0.39 $12.23 $25,440
Bellingham, WA (8) (8) (8) $12.15 $25,270

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 360 2.39 2.43 $9.86 $20,510
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 170 2.41 2.45 $10.88 $22,620
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 120 0.88 0.89 $9.38 $19,520
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 110 0.98 0.99 $9.71 $20,200
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.38 0.38 $9.31 $19,360

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)
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 170 2.41 2.45 $10.88 $22,620
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 360 2.39 2.43 $9.86 $20,510
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 110 0.98 0.99 $9.71 $20,200
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 120 0.88 0.89 $9.38 $19,520
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 50 0.86 0.87 $11.39 $23,700

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)
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.27 0.27 $12.55 $26,100
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 50 0.86 0.87 $11.39 $23,700
South Florida nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $11.36 $23,630
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $11.05 $22,980
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 170 2.41 2.45 $10.88 $22,620


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

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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