Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
136,440 1.7 % $10.39 $21,610 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.21 $8.72 $9.52 $11.42 $14.14
Annual Wage (2) $17,070 $18,150 $19,800 $23,750 $29,410


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 85,370 30.25 $10.18 $21,180
Automobile Dealers 9,000 0.77 $10.88 $22,630
Traveler Accommodation 8,700 0.47 $10.34 $21,500
Local Government (OES Designation) 3,060 0.06 $12.88 $26,780
Gambling Industries 2,820 1.07 $10.08 $20,960

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 85,370 30.25 $10.18 $21,180
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 1,600 1.35 $10.02 $20,830
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 2,350 1.28 $10.00 $20,800
Spectator Sports 1,540 1.13 $10.16 $21,140
Gambling Industries 2,820 1.07 $10.08 $20,960

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 120 0.01 $14.51 $30,170
General Freight Trucking 100 0.01 $13.87 $28,850
Local Government (OES Designation) 3,060 0.06 $12.88 $26,780
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 60 0.02 $12.65 $26,310
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,510 0.05 $12.34 $25,680


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 25,230 1.67 1.65 $11.09 $23,070
Florida 16,990 2.22 2.20 $9.66 $20,100
New York 15,350 1.74 1.73 $10.99 $22,860
Texas 11,700 1.04 1.03 $9.73 $20,230
Pennsylvania 5,870 1.04 1.03 $10.26 $21,340




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 2,550 3.78 3.74 $9.87 $20,540
Hawaii 1,870 3.05 3.02 $10.72 $22,300
Nevada 3,160 2.65 2.63 $10.86 $22,580
Florida 16,990 2.22 2.20 $9.66 $20,100
New York 15,350 1.74 1.73 $10.99 $22,860




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maine 190 0.33 0.32 $12.82 $26,660
Massachusetts 2,980 0.90 0.89 $11.69 $24,310
Washington 2,730 0.94 0.93 $11.64 $24,210
Alaska 120 0.38 0.37 $11.60 $24,130
Wyoming 60 0.22 0.22 $11.56 $24,030





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 12,610 3.11 3.08 $10.47 $21,780
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 12,100 2.24 2.22 $10.98 $22,840
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 4,680 2.09 2.07 $10.06 $20,930
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 4,600 6.07 6.01 $9.58 $19,920
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,590 1.93 1.91 $9.94 $20,680
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 4,560 4.35 4.31 $9.55 $19,870
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,760 1.32 1.31 $9.55 $19,860
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,620 1.95 1.93 $10.23 $21,290
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 3,610 3.32 3.29 $13.54 $28,160
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 2,840 2.15 2.13 $10.75 $22,360




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 4,600 6.07 6.01 $9.58 $19,920
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 610 4.64 4.60 $10.59 $22,030
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 4,560 4.35 4.31 $9.55 $19,870
Honolulu, HI 1,540 3.42 3.39 $10.70 $22,260
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 3,610 3.32 3.29 $13.54 $28,160
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 2,790 3.20 3.17 $11.15 $23,200
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 12,610 3.11 3.08 $10.47 $21,780
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 2,770 2.57 2.54 $9.13 $18,980
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 1,710 2.38 2.36 $10.08 $20,960
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 12,100 2.24 2.22 $10.98 $22,840




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 120 0.63 0.62 $13.78 $28,660
Iowa City, IA 110 1.27 1.25 $13.72 $28,530
Stockton, CA 70 0.32 0.31 $13.63 $28,340
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 3,610 3.32 3.29 $13.54 $28,160
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 160 0.93 0.92 $13.19 $27,440
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 860 0.84 0.83 $12.82 $26,670
Salinas, CA 200 1.23 1.21 $12.16 $25,300
Columbia, SC 50 0.14 0.14 $12.14 $25,260
New Haven, CT 220 0.79 0.79 $12.07 $25,100
Peabody, MA NECTA Division 40 0.42 0.42 $12.03 $25,020

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 2.01 $10.80 $22,460
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 150 1.03 1.02 $10.22 $21,260
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 130 0.78 0.77 $10.20 $21,230
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 110 0.55 0.55 $10.06 $20,930
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 100 1.34 1.32 $11.61 $24,150

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 2.01 $10.80 $22,460
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 100 1.34 1.32 $11.61 $24,150
Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area 40 1.11 1.10 (8) (8)
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 150 1.03 1.02 $10.22 $21,260
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 60 0.79 0.78 $8.64 $17,970

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 30 0.19 0.19 $12.59 $26,190
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 0.35 0.35 $12.29 $25,570
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $12.21 $25,390
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 30 0.26 0.26 $11.95 $24,860
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 100 1.34 1.32 $11.61 $24,150


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.

(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