Salary for Crossing Guards

Also known as:  Construction Site Crossing Guard, Crossing Guard, School Crossing Guard, School Traffic Guard

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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 gets an average compensation of somewhere between 16000 to 24000 based on level of experience. Crossing Guards usually receive an average wage of Twenty Six Thousand Six Hundred dollars on a yearly basis.

Crossing Guards can get the highest pay in Washington, where they can receive pay of approximating $31980. This group of people can obtain the highest salaries in Public Administration, where they receive wages of $35190.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 28.64 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Crossing Guards tend to make the most in the following industries
Construction $35,190
Public Administration $26,080
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $25,370
Educational Services $23,840
Manufacturing $22,440
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Manufacturing $22,440
Educational Services $23,840
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $25,370
Public Administration $26,080
Construction $35,190
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