Parking lot attendants

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2019 Workforce
85.6k
Average Age
37.5
Estimated Job Growth
7.21%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$22,492
Average Male Salary
$23,528
Average Female Salary
$15,196

About

Parking lot attendants are most often employed by the Other personal services industry. The average yearly wage for Parking lot attendants was $22,492 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Parking lot attendants by wage are Personal care aides, Laundry & drycleaning workers, and Teaching assistants.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Parking lot attendants are Washington Heights, Inwood & Marble Hill PUMA, NY and Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Parking lot attendants are Washington Heights, Inwood & Marble Hill PUMA, NY and Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Parking lot attendants and on wages and locations for those in the field. Other personal services is the industry that employs the most Parking lot attendants, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Parking lot attendants, by average wage, is Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions. Parking lot attendants are paid most in LA City (East Central/Hollywood) PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Washington Heights, Inwood & Marble Hill PUMA, NY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$22,492
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,961

In 2019, Parking lot attendants earned an average of $22,492, $33,032 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Personal care aides make somewhat more than Parking lot attendants while Teaching assistants make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Parking lot attendants as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.371
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Parking lot attendants had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.371, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Parking lot attendants (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 Parking lot attendants.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Parking lot attendants, by number of employees, are Other personal services, Car Dealers, and Traveler accommodation.

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Industries by Share

85.6k
2019 Workforce
± 7,180
−2.21%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 12.1%

The number of people employed as Parking lot attendants has been declining at a rate of −2.21%, from 87,505 people in 2018 to 85,571 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Parking lot attendants employed by various industries. Other personal services employs the largest share of Parking lot attendants at  55.6%, followed by Car Dealers with 7.3% and Traveler accommodation with 6.12%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Parking lot attendants in the US. The average age of male Parking lot attendants in the workforce is 37.2 and of female Parking lot attendants is 39.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Parking lot attendants is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

74.9k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 6,718
10.6k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 2,533

87.6% of Parking lot attendants are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Parking lot attendants.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Parking lot attendants
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

36.1% of Parking lot attendants are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 25% of Parking lot attendants, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Parking lot attendants.

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Age by Gender

37.2
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.53
39.2
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 3.87

The median age of Parking lot attendants is 37.5, and Male employees are generally 1.92 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Parking lot attendants from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Parking lot attendants is Business but a relatively high number of Parking lot attendants hold a major in Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Parking lot attendants from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Parking lot attendants need many skills, but most especially Active Listening, Service Orientation, and Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Parking lot attendants need more than the average amount of Service Orientation, Mathematics, and Operation and Control.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Parking Attendants from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Parking Attendants are expected to see a growth of 7.21% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow more than the national average.

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Parking Attendants.
7.21%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Parking Attendants. This profession is expected to grow more than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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