Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
130,190 1.9 % $10.26 $21,340 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.04 $8.59 $9.38 $11.29 $14.09
Annual Wage (2) $16,730 $17,870 $19,500 $23,470 $29,310


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 82,490 30.92 $10.05 $20,900
Traveler Accommodation 8,150 0.46 $10.16 $21,140
Automobile Dealers 7,750 0.69 $10.89 $22,660
Local Government (OES Designation) 5,020 0.09 $11.77 $24,480
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 2,630 1.48 $9.94 $20,670

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 82,490 30.92 $10.05 $20,900
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 2,630 1.48 $9.94 $20,670
Spectator Sports 1,610 1.21 $10.18 $21,170
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 1,110 1.06 $9.98 $20,760
Gambling Industries 1,340 1.01 $10.09 $20,980

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Freight Trucking 90 0.01 $14.43 $30,010
State Government (OES Designation) 100 (7) $13.90 $28,920
Services to Buildings and Dwellings (8) (8) $13.02 $27,090
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 60 0.02 $12.73 $26,480
Outpatient Care Centers 60 0.01 $12.61 $26,230


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 23,740 1.61 1.64 $10.91 $22,700
Florida 15,670 2.10 2.14 $9.51 $19,780
New York 14,640 1.69 1.73 $10.56 $21,970
Texas 9,850 0.90 0.92 $9.62 $20,010
Pennsylvania 4,720 0.84 0.86 $10.28 $21,370




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 2,710 4.08 4.15 $9.72 $20,220
Hawaii 2,010 3.34 3.40 $10.50 $21,840
Nevada 3,050 2.65 2.69 $10.77 $22,400
Florida 15,670 2.10 2.14 $9.51 $19,780
New York 14,640 1.69 1.73 $10.56 $21,970




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maine 170 0.30 0.30 $12.86 $26,740
Montana 50 0.12 0.13 $12.20 $25,380
Wyoming 60 0.22 0.22 $11.65 $24,230
Wisconsin 1,220 0.45 0.46 $11.60 $24,130
Connecticut 1,440 0.88 0.89 $11.31 $23,520





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 12,140 3.05 3.11 $10.24 $21,310
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 11,780 2.25 2.29 $10.64 $22,130
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,930 2.08 2.12 $9.85 $20,480
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 4,320 4.22 4.30 $9.49 $19,750
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,900 1.81 1.85 $9.92 $20,640
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 3,750 5.12 5.21 $9.33 $19,410
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 3,580 3.42 3.49 $13.42 $27,910
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,220 1.17 1.19 $9.61 $19,990
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,220 0.87 0.89 $11.30 $23,510
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,100 1.68 1.72 $10.29 $21,400




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)
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 3,750 5.12 5.21 $9.33 $19,410
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 600 4.49 4.58 $9.62 $20,010
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 4,320 4.22 4.30 $9.49 $19,750
Honolulu, HI 1,690 3.82 3.89 $10.44 $21,720
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 3,580 3.42 3.49 $13.42 $27,910
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 2,800 3.33 3.39 $10.95 $22,780
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 12,140 3.05 3.11 $10.24 $21,310
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 2,840 2.73 2.78 $8.99 $18,700
Gulfport-Biloxi, MS 230 2.34 2.38 $8.55 $17,790
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 11,780 2.25 2.29 $10.64 $22,130




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)
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME (8) (8) (8) $14.02 $29,150
Iowa City, IA 90 1.06 1.08 $13.97 $29,050
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 3,580 3.42 3.49 $13.42 $27,910
Stockton, CA 60 0.31 0.32 $13.41 $27,890
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 30 0.17 0.17 $13.00 $27,040
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 180 1.05 1.07 $12.79 $26,590
Wichita, KS 120 0.41 0.41 $12.74 $26,500
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 940 0.94 0.96 $12.42 $25,840
Salinas, CA 160 1.06 1.08 $12.36 $25,720
Lynchburg, VA (8) (8) (8) $12.35 $25,700

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 330 2.03 2.07 $10.80 $22,470
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 260 0.91 0.93 $9.20 $19,130
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 130 0.92 0.94 $9.78 $20,340
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 130 1.72 1.75 $10.62 $22,090
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 120 0.64 0.65 $9.85 $20,490

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 330 2.03 2.07 $10.80 $22,470
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 130 1.72 1.75 $10.62 $22,090
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 130 0.92 0.94 $9.78 $20,340
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 260 0.91 0.93 $9.20 $19,130
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 50 0.85 0.86 $10.39 $21,620

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 Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $12.86 $26,750
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 60 0.47 0.48 $11.15 $23,190
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 330 2.03 2.07 $10.80 $22,470
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 130 1.72 1.75 $10.62 $22,090
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 50 0.85 0.86 $10.39 $21,620


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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