Salary for Crossing Guards and Flaggers

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Also known as:  Construction Site Crossing Guard, Crossing Guard, School Crossing Guard, School Traffic Guard helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

Crossing guards are traffic and pedestrian guides at important intersections, schools, railroad crossing and often construction sites. They are charged with the responsibility of monitoring traffic flow, and stopping traffic as needed to allow pedestrians to safely cross the street. They must be able to process traffic information quickly and safely work in busy traffic for long periods of time. Additionally, it is expected that these professionals communicate with school staff and community organizations if there are problems with children or individuals obeying the crossing procedure. Crossing guards are responsible for noting license plate numbers of vehicles that do not heed the instructions to come to a complete stop and turn these numbers into the proper authorities. A high school diploma or equivalent degree is required for employment in this field.

A Crossing Guard and Flagger can get salaries in a range of $20,960 to $51,500 depending on experience and education levels. will normally get an average salary of thirty-four thousand two hundred and twenty dollars annually.

can get the best compensation in Alaska, where they can earn compensation, on average, of close to about $58,990. Employees who work in this career can make the most money in Transportation and Warehousing, where they can get compensation, on average, of $47,940.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 71.02 percent nationwide in that time.


Crossing Guards and Flaggers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Transportation and Warehousing
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Public Administration

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Health Care and Social Assistance
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Educational Services
Public Administration
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
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