Salary and Outlook
According to the US Department of Labor, there are 123,800 people employed as parking attendants in
the United States.
The median annual salary is $27,100.
Entry level employees earn approximately $19,710 per year and senior employees earn approximately $37,390
Estimates do not include other potential benefits such as health insurance, overtime pay, or retirement benefits that may be offered by employers.
- Take numbered tags from customers, locate vehicles, and deliver vehicles, or provide customers with instructions for locating vehicles.
- Escort customers to their vehicles to ensure their safety.
- Perform maintenance on cars in storage to protect tires, batteries, or exteriors from deterioration.
- Lift, position, and remove barricades to open or close parking areas.
- Perform personnel activities, such as supervising or scheduling employees.
- Review motorists' identification before allowing them to enter parking facilities.
- Service vehicles with gas, oil, and water.
- Inspect vehicles to detect any damage.
- Greet customers and open their car doors.
- Issue ticket stubs or place numbered tags on windshields, log tags or attach tag to customers' keys, and give customers matching tags for locating parked vehicles.
- Perform cash handling tasks, such as making change, balancing and recording cash drawer, or distributing tips.
- Explain and calculate parking charges, collect fees from customers, and respond to customer complaints.
- Park and retrieve automobiles for customers in parking lots, storage garages, or new car lots.
- Provide customer assistance and information, such as giving directions or handling wheelchairs.
- Keep parking areas clean and orderly to ensure that space usage is maximized.
- Call emergency responders or the proper authorities and provide motorist assistance, such as giving directions or helping jump start a stalled vehicle.
- Patrol parking areas to prevent vehicle damage and vehicle or property thefts.
- Direct motorists to parking areas or parking spaces, using hand signals or flashlights as necessary.