Occupation Profile

Parking Lot Attendants
(SOC Code : 53-6021)
in California

Park automobiles or issue tickets for customers in a parking lot or garage. May collect fee.

Employers usually expect an employee in this occupation to be able to do the job after Short-term on-the-job training .

Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
California 20201st Qtr$14.77$12.50$13.85$15.78

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
California 2016 - 202628,90031,6002,7009.34,720

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Other Personal Services 9,87675.0%
Spectator Sports 1,1131.9%
Other Amusement & Recreation Industries 13,0091.7%
Amusement Parks and Arcades 1921.6%

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
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.
Take numbered tags from customers, locate vehicles, and deliver vehicles, or provide customers with instructions for locating vehicles.
Keep parking areas clean and orderly to ensure that space usage is maximized.
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.
Direct motorists to parking areas or parking spaces, using hand signals or flashlights as necessary.
Patrol parking areas to prevent vehicle damage and vehicle or property thefts.
Provide customer assistance and information, such as giving directions or handling wheelchairs.
Call emergency responders or the proper authorities and provide motorist assistance, such as giving directions or helping jump start a stalled vehicle.
Park and retrieve automobiles for customers in parking lots, storage garages, or new car lots.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Negotiation - Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Independence - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.

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