Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
144,150 2.2 % $10.83 $22,520 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.44 $9.07 $9.92 $11.76 $14.58
Annual Wage (2) $17,550 $18,870 $20,630 $24,450 $30,340


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 89,150 29.86 $10.71 $22,270
Automobile Dealers 9,820 0.80 $11.07 $23,020
Traveler Accommodation 8,760 0.46 $10.41 $21,660
Employment Services 3,990 0.11 $10.33 $21,480
Local Government (OES Designation) 3,490 0.07 $12.76 $26,550

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 89,150 29.86 $10.71 $22,270
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 1,760 1.42 $10.87 $22,620
Spectator Sports 1,540 1.12 $10.88 $22,620
Gambling Industries 2,690 1.05 $10.10 $21,000
Amusement Parks and Arcades 1,830 0.96 $10.70 $22,260

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 130 0.01 $14.66 $30,490
General Freight Trucking 110 0.01 $12.91 $26,860
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,650 0.06 $12.82 $26,660
Local Government (OES Designation) 3,490 0.07 $12.76 $26,550
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 2,300 0.04 $12.53 $26,060


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 28,680 1.85 1.77 $11.43 $23,770
Florida 16,980 2.14 2.05 $9.66 $20,090
New York 15,390 1.71 1.64 $11.04 $22,970
Texas 10,830 0.94 0.90 $10.46 $21,760
Pennsylvania 5,780 1.01 0.97 $10.44 $21,720




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 2,360 3.48 3.33 $10.65 $22,150
Hawaii 2,020 3.26 3.12 $11.15 $23,180
Nevada 3,110 2.52 2.41 $10.99 $22,860
Florida 16,980 2.14 2.05 $9.66 $20,090
California 28,680 1.85 1.77 $11.43 $23,770




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maine 220 0.37 0.35 $13.13 $27,310
Wyoming 90 0.30 0.29 $12.37 $25,730
Washington 3,070 1.03 0.99 $12.02 $24,990
New Hampshire 280 0.44 0.42 $11.98 $24,910
Illinois 3,980 0.68 0.65 $11.75 $24,440





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 14,410 3.51 3.36 $11.03 $22,940
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 12,030 1.86 1.78 $11.00 $22,880
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 5,020 4.59 4.39 $9.72 $20,210
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,350 1.80 1.72 $10.54 $21,920
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,730 1.60 1.53 $10.95 $22,770
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 3,680 4.73 4.52 $9.39 $19,530
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,540 1.21 1.16 $10.21 $21,230
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 3,250 3.18 3.05 $13.39 $27,840
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,240 0.91 0.87 $11.86 $24,670
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 2,930 1.66 1.59 (8) (8)




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 3,680 4.73 4.52 $9.39 $19,530
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 5,020 4.59 4.39 $9.72 $20,210
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 560 4.42 4.23 $10.82 $22,510
Urban Honolulu, HI 1,700 3.74 3.58 $11.25 $23,390
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 14,410 3.51 3.36 $11.03 $22,940
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 3,250 3.18 3.05 $13.39 $27,840
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 2,710 2.99 2.86 $11.23 $23,370
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 190 2.66 2.54 $10.70 $22,250
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 1,910 2.63 2.52 $10.27 $21,350
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,190 2.48 2.38 $10.22 $21,260




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, ME 100 0.51 0.49 $14.92 $31,020
Iowa City, IA 120 1.29 1.24 $14.02 $29,170
Portsmouth, NH-ME 50 0.62 0.59 $13.47 $28,020
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 3,250 3.18 3.05 $13.39 $27,840
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 850 0.81 0.77 $13.18 $27,410
Columbia, SC 100 0.27 0.26 $12.94 $26,920
Wichita, KS 90 0.29 0.28 $12.88 $26,800
Boulder, CO 40 0.22 0.21 $12.68 $26,370
Springfield, MA-CT 420 1.32 1.26 $12.64 $26,290
Worcester, MA-CT 200 0.75 0.71 $12.60 $26,200

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)
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 170 1.48 1.42 $12.93 $26,900
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 150 0.71 0.68 $11.93 $24,820
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 140 1.43 1.37 $10.51 $21,860
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.77 0.73 $9.60 $19,970
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 70 0.58 0.56 $11.49 $23,890

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)
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 170 1.48 1.42 $12.93 $26,900
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 140 1.43 1.37 $10.51 $21,860
South Nevada nonmetropolitan area 40 0.82 0.78 $8.49 $17,650
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.77 0.73 $9.60 $19,970
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 150 0.71 0.68 $11.93 $24,820

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 0.17 0.16 $13.39 $27,850
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 170 1.48 1.42 $12.93 $26,900
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 150 0.71 0.68 $11.93 $24,820
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $11.54 $24,000
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 70 0.58 0.56 $11.49 $23,890


About May 2015 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 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016