Salary for Parking Attendants

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Also known as:  Auto Parker, Car Jockey, Parking Attendant, Parking Ramp Attendant, Valet Parker, Valet Runner helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

Parking lot attendants park vehicles for customers and may issue tickets or collect fees. This occupation is not usually dangerous, though they may require employees to sit, stand or bend for long periods of time, which can be strenuous. To become a parking lot attendant, a high school diploma or GED is sometimes required. Before beginning official work, up to one month of formal training on-the-job may be necessary.

A Parking Attendant can get salaries in a range of $19,710 - $37,390 based on the level of education. can expect an average compensation of twenty-seven thousand nine hundred and ten dollars on a yearly basis.

obtain the highest pay in Washington, which has an average salary rate of close to about $34,340. Employees in this career have the most lucrative average salary level in Finance and Insurance, where they receive average pay levels of $33,900.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 57.34 percent nationwide in that time.


Parking Attendants tend to make the most in the following industries:

Finance and Insurance
Public Administration
Educational Services
Health Care and Social Assistance

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Management of Companies and Enterprises
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Accommodation and Food Services
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Wholesale Trade