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Parking Lot Attendant Salary Information

The salary statistics of parking lot attendants are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of parking lot attendants within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The parking lot attendants annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. Parking Lot Attendant Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$29,410
75th Percentile Wage
$23,750
50th Percentile Wage
$19,800
25th Percentile Wage
$18,150
10th Percentile Wage
$17,070

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for parking lot attendants. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) parking lot attendants is $29,410. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $19,800. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,070. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 72% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Table 2. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $19,800 1.54%
2013 $19,500 -0.20%
2012 $19,540 -1.41%
2011 $19,820 1.48%
2010 $19,530 -

Table 2 shows the salary trend for parking lot attendants from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 1.38%. We note that in 2013 the average salary decreased by -0.20%.We also see the year 2011 had a positive salary growth of 1.48% while year 2012 had a negtive one (-1.41%).

Table 3. Average Salary of Parking Lot Attendants vs. Related Jobs

Table 4. Parking Lot Attendant Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of parking lot attendants in 15 major industry sectors are shown in Table 4. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for parking lot attendants occupations is the educational services sector with an annual salary $24,450. The lowest paying sector is the wholesale trade sector (annual salary $18,490).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$24,450
Federal, State, and Local Government
$24,150
Health Care and Social Assistance
$23,450
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$21,880
Information
$21,730
Retail Trade
$21,610
Finance and Insurance
$21,520
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$20,840
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$20,270
Accommodation and Food Services
$19,790
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$19,610
Transportation and Warehousing
$19,430
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$19,380
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$18,640
Wholesale Trade
$18,490

Table 5. Median Annual Wage of Parking Lot Attendants by States

From the above tables we note that not only parking lot attendants salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of parking lot attendants in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $17,720 to $26,160. The highest paying state for parking lot attendants is Maine with a median annual salary of $26,160. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $17,720. For more salary information of parking lot attendants profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Maine
$26,160
Massachusetts
$22,980
Alaska
$22,820
Washington
$22,780
New Hampshire
$22,770
Nevada
$22,020
New Mexico
$22,000
Rhode Island
$21,770
South Carolina
$21,470
Vermont
$21,350
Utah
$21,310
Montana
$21,210
Minnesota
$21,130
South Dakota
$21,060
California
$21,010
North Carolina
$20,790
New York
$20,760
North Dakota
$20,680
Connecticut
$20,650
Pennsylvania
$20,500
Oregon
$20,350
Wyoming
$20,200
Colorado
$20,140
Iowa
$20,020
Illinois
$19,830
New Jersey
$19,800
Oklahoma
$19,720
Delaware
$19,630
Wisconsin
$19,590
District of Columbia
$19,560
Tennessee
$19,500
Nebraska
$19,450
Maryland
$19,370
Hawaii
$19,360
Michigan
$19,360
Virginia
$19,360
Texas
$19,310
Kansas
$19,250
West Virginia
$19,190
Arizona
$19,020
Georgia
$18,850
Florida
$18,840
Kentucky
$18,780
Louisiana
$18,770
Ohio
$18,770
Arkansas
$18,550
Missouri
$18,420
Indiana
$18,390
Mississippi
$18,370
Alabama
$18,330
Idaho
$18,300
Guam
$17,980
Puerto Rico
$17,720