Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
66,310 1.7 % $13.00 $27,040 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.42 $9.35 $11.90 $15.42 $18.53
Annual Wage (2) $17,520 $19,440 $24,750 $32,060 $38,540


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) 43,510 0.82 $13.04 $27,120
Elementary and Secondary Schools 10,590 0.13 $11.19 $23,270
Other Support Services 8,360 2.82 $14.29 $29,720
Employment Services 960 0.03 $12.85 $26,720
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 620 0.20 $14.36 $29,880

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 8,360 2.82 $14.29 $29,720
Local Government (OES Designation) 43,510 0.82 $13.04 $27,120
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 620 0.20 $14.36 $29,880
Elementary and Secondary Schools 10,590 0.13 $11.19 $23,270
Utility System Construction 460 0.10 $16.69 $34,720

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 250 0.04 $18.66 $38,810
Other Personal Services 200 0.07 $16.85 $35,040
Utility System Construction 460 0.10 $16.69 $34,720
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 50 (7) $15.48 $32,200
Nonresidential Building Construction 40 0.01 $14.98 $31,160


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 10,210 1.16 2.36 $14.81 $30,810
New Jersey 5,750 1.49 3.03 $14.91 $31,010
California 5,720 0.38 0.77 $12.50 $26,000
Florida 4,340 0.57 1.15 $11.60 $24,120
Pennsylvania 4,220 0.75 1.52 $12.59 $26,190




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 5,750 1.49 3.03 $14.91 $31,010
Utah 1,720 1.34 2.74 $9.79 $20,370
Maine 760 1.29 2.64 $9.39 $19,530
Vermont 390 1.28 2.61 $13.55 $28,190
New York 10,210 1.16 2.36 $14.81 $30,810




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 870 0.30 0.61 $20.66 $42,970
Indiana 1,760 0.61 1.23 $16.57 $34,470
Delaware 350 0.82 1.67 $16.09 $33,470
West Virginia 410 0.58 1.19 $15.78 $32,810
Alaska 120 0.37 0.76 $15.27 $31,770





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 9,130 1.69 3.45 $15.60 $32,450
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,250 0.60 1.22 $14.38 $29,900
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,750 0.43 0.88 $13.09 $27,230
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,450 0.78 1.58 $14.05 $29,220
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,380 1.44 2.93 $15.68 $32,620
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,250 0.99 2.01 $14.55 $30,260
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,190 1.19 2.43 $14.69 $30,560
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,050 0.57 1.17 $9.24 $19,210
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 980 0.44 0.89 $9.56 $19,880
Pittsburgh, PA 920 0.82 1.66 $13.25 $27,560




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 260 4.37 8.90 $12.78 $26,580
Coeur d'Alene, ID 100 1.91 3.90 $12.09 $25,140
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 9,130 1.69 3.45 $15.60 $32,450
Logan, UT-ID 90 1.66 3.38 $9.72 $20,220
Bend, OR 100 1.60 3.26 $16.24 $33,790
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 390 1.47 3.00 (8) (8)
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,380 1.44 2.93 $15.68 $32,620
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 240 1.39 2.83 $12.53 $26,060
Yuba City, CA 50 1.38 2.81 $10.69 $22,240
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 340 1.34 2.73 $10.17 $21,160




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 60 0.74 1.51 $29.00 $60,330
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 150 0.55 1.13 $24.47 $50,900
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 410 0.27 0.56 $19.04 $39,600
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 50 0.41 0.83 $18.72 $38,940
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 200 0.65 1.32 $18.30 $38,070
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 170 1.26 2.56 $18.16 $37,760
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 310 0.32 0.65 $17.25 $35,880
Columbia, SC 60 0.18 0.37 $17.23 $35,840
Bend, OR 100 1.60 3.26 $16.24 $33,790
Terre Haute, IN 30 0.48 0.99 $16.24 $33,770

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 420 2.17 4.42 $9.04 $18,810
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 230 2.20 4.48 $11.96 $24,880
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 180 1.82 3.72 $11.79 $24,520
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 170 0.93 1.89 $11.20 $23,300
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 150 0.94 1.91 $9.55 $19,860

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)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 230 2.20 4.48 $11.96 $24,880
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 420 2.17 4.42 $9.04 $18,810
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 180 1.82 3.72 $11.79 $24,520
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area 110 1.58 3.22 $14.35 $29,850
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 150 1.25 2.54 $12.29 $25,570

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)
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 80 0.53 1.08 $31.38 $65,260
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.87 $37,170
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.77 $32,810
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area 110 1.58 3.22 $14.35 $29,850
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.91 $28,930


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015