Parking Attendants

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Parking attendants work at parking garages and lots, which can be in corporate parks, stores, hospitals, government organizations, sports arenas, or other settings. They are responsible for parking vehicles and issuing parking tickets. They may also work in booths and collect parking fees. There are approximately 152,000 people employed as parking lot attendants in the United States, according to the Department of Labor.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Valet Parking Attendants
Duties Park various types of vehicles and issue numbered parking tickets for customers; collect parking fees
Salary Range $25,000 to $50,000
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities exist throughout the country, with many jobs in major metropolitan areas
Minimum Education Level
  • High School Diploma
School Subjects
  • Business
  • English
  • Technical/Shop
Experience One or more years related work experience; on-the-job training
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Helpful
  • Realistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements At least 18 years old; valid driver's license
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • Manager, Parking Garage or Lot Owner
  • Parking Attendant
  • Parking Attendant Trainee