Occupation Profile for Parking Lot Attendants

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

 
 
 

 
 
Overview
$17,320.00 Median Annual Wage 5,000 Average Job Openings Per Year
7.0 Average Unemployment Percentage 56.7 Percentage That Completed High School
135,000 Employment Numbers in 2006 29.7 Percentage That Had Some College
152,000 Employment Numbers in 2016 (est.) 13.6 Percentage That Went Beyond College Degree

Sample Job Titles
Attendant
Auto Hiker
Auto Parker
Bellman
Car Chaser
Car Hiker
Car Hop
Car Hopper
Car Hostler
Car Jockey
Car Lot Attendant
Car Parker
Car Runner
Car Shagger
Engineer, Automobile Relocation
Front Services Agent
Guest Services Agent
Hiker
Parking Attendant
Parking Cashier
Parking Lot Attendant
Parking Lot Attendant and Cashier
Parking Lot Laborer
Parking Lot Signaler
Parking Ramp Attendant
Ramp Jockey
Shag
Spotter, Parking Lot
Truck Spotter
Valet Attendant
Valet Parker

Related Occupations

Sources: Career Guide to Industries (CGI), Occupational Information Network (O*Net), Occupation Outlook Handbook (OOH)
Knowledge
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
  • Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  • Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
Skills
  • Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Abilities
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
  • Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
Tasks
  • Supplemental — Park and retrieve automobiles for customers in parking lots, storage garages, or new car lots.
  • Supplemental — Greet customers and open their car doors.
  • Supplemental — Calculate parking charges, and collect fees from customers.
  • Supplemental — Issue ticket stubs, or place numbered tags on windshields, and give customers matching tags for locating parked vehicles.
  • Supplemental — Lift, position, and remove barricades in order to open or close parking areas.
Activities
  • Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
  • Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
  • Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment — Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

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