Crossing guards

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Total Workforce

57.3k

Average Age

53.6

Estimated Job Growth

8.48%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$18,039

Average Male Salary

$26,382

Average Female Salary

$13,018

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 Rail transportation. Crossing guards are paid most in Queens Village, Cambria Heights & Rosedale PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Elizabeth City PUMA, NJ.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$18,039

AVERAGE SALARY

± $3,277

In 2017, Crossing guards earned an average of $18,039, $34,026 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Cooks make somewhat more than Crossing guards while Library technicians 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

0.473

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Crossing guards had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.473, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more 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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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Crossing guards, by average wage, are Rail transportation, Construction, and Executive offices & legislative bodies.

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Industries by Share

57.3k

2017 Workforce

± 5,875

0.429%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 14.5%

The number of people employed as Crossing guards has been growing at a rate of 0.429%, from 57,046 people in 2016 to 57,291 people in 2017.

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  38.5%, followed by Elementary & secondary schools with 24.4% and Construction with 15.9%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Crossing guards in the US. The average age of male Crossing guards in the workforce is 53.4 and of female Crossing guards is 53.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Crossing guards is White.

Gender Composition

21.5k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 3,602

35.8k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 4,642

62.4% 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

  2. Black

  3. Other

67.9% of Crossing guards are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 22.4% of Crossing guards, Black 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

53.4

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 3.44

53.7

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 2.09

The median age of Crossing guards is 53.6, and Male employees are generally 0.342 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 Business.

Majors

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

MOST COMMON MAJORS

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MOST SPECIALIZED MAJORS

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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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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Crossing guards from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Crossing guards are expected to see a growth of 8.48% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

8.48%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Crossing guards. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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