Salary and Outlook
According to the US Department of Labor, there are 85,500 people employed as crossing guards and flaggers in
the United States.
The median annual salary is $30,800.
Entry level employees earn approximately $20,960 per year and senior employees earn approximately $51,500
Estimates do not include other potential benefits such as health insurance, overtime pay, or retirement benefits that may be offered by employers.
- Direct or escort pedestrians across streets, stopping traffic, as necessary.
- Guide or control vehicular or pedestrian traffic at such places as street and railroad crossings and construction sites.
- Discuss traffic routing plans and control-point locations with superiors.
- Inform drivers of detour routes through construction sites.
- Monitor traffic flow to locate safe gaps through which pedestrians can cross streets.
- Communicate traffic and crossing rules and other information to students and adults.
- Direct traffic movement or warn of hazards, using signs, flags, lanterns, and hand signals.
- Report unsafe behavior of children to school officials.
- Record license numbers of vehicles disregarding traffic signals, and report infractions to appropriate authorities.
- Distribute traffic control signs and markers at designated points.
- Stop speeding vehicles to warn drivers of traffic laws.
- Learn the location and purpose of street traffic signs within assigned patrol areas.