Crossing guards

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Total Workforce
61.4k
Average Age
53.2
Average Salary
$22,253
Average Male Salary
$27,763
Average Female Salary
$17,793

About

Crossing guards are most often employed by the Justice, public order, & safety activities  industry. The average yearly wage for Crossing guards was $22,253 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Crossing guards by wage are Personal care aides, Food cooking machine operators & tenders, and Manicurists and pedicurists.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Crossing guards are Madison City (Central) PUMA, WI and Canarsie & Flatlands PUMA, NY. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Crossing guards are Madison City (Central) PUMA, WI and Canarsie & Flatlands PUMA, NY.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Crossing guards and on wages and locations for those in the field. Justice, public order, & safety activities is the industry that employs the most Crossing guards, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Crossing guards, by average wage, is Construction. Crossing guards are paid most in Queens Village, Cambria Heights & Rosedale PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Madison City (Central) PUMA, WI.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$22,253
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,928

In 2018, Crossing guards earned an average of $22,253, $31,636 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Personal care aides make somewhat more than Crossing guards while Manicurists and pedicurists make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Crossing guards as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.503
WAGE GINI

In 2018, Crossing guards had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.503, which is higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly for Crossing guards (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Crossing guards.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Crossing guards, by number of employees, are Justice, public order, & safety activities , Elementary & secondary schools, and Construction.

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Industries by Share

61.4k
2018 Workforce
± 6,082
7.17%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 13.3%

The number of people employed as Crossing guards has been growing at a rate of 7.17%, from 57,291 people in 2017 to 61,400 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Crossing guards employed by various industries. Justice, public order, & safety activities employs the largest share of Crossing guards at  35.6%, followed by Elementary & secondary schools with 21% and Construction with 19.5%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Crossing guards in the US. The average age of male Crossing guards in the workforce is 52.6 and of female Crossing guards is 53.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Crossing guards is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

27.5k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 4,068
33.9k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 4,522

55.3% of Crossing guards are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Crossing guards.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Crossing guards
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

55.7% of Crossing guards are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 21.4% of Crossing guards, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Crossing guards.

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Age by Gender

52.6
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.75
53.6
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.94

The median age of Crossing guards is 53.2, and Male employees are generally 0.944 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Crossing guards from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Crossing guards is Business but a relatively high number of Crossing guards hold a major in Social Sciences.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degree-majorss. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree-majors obtained.
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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Crossing guards from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Crossing guards need many skills, but most especially Active Listening, Speaking, and Monitoring. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Crossing guards need more than the average amount of Service Orientation, Social Perceptiveness, and Coordination.

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