(Last Updated On: 05/04/2017)

Parking Lot Attendant Job Description

Parking lot attendants either park vehicles or issue tickets to customers who want to park in a parking lot or garage. Some parking lot attendants are responsible for collecting a fee from the customers.

Responsibilities for parking lot attendant jobs often include:

  • Retrieving and parking cars for customers.
  • Calculating parking fees.
  • Keeping parking areas clean.
  • Directing customers to available parking spaces.

Work Environment and Schedule

Many parking lot attendants work full time, but there are also part time and temporary positions available. Companies often need to hire parking lot attendants for short amounts of time to cover large events like state fairs, sporting events, or concerts.

The required working hours vary greatly depending on the company you work for. Some parking ramps are open twenty-four hours a day, and they have to have attendants on duty at all times. Working nights, weekends, and holidays is sometimes required.

Because parking lot attendants often have to work on their own, this can be a lonely occupation. It can be physically demanding, as well. In some jobs, parking lot attendants have to spend their entire shift on their feet, either standing or walking.

How to Become a Parking Lot Attendant

Parking lot attendants are trained on the job. Training is normally very short, normally lasting only a few days at the most.

There are rarely any educational requirements for positions in this occupation.

Employment Outlook

There are currently 125,100 parking lot attendants in the United States, with 3,740 new parking lot attendant job openings created each year.

Parking Lot Attendant jobs are not expected to see much growth beyond their current levels in the next decade.

Parking Lot Attendant Salaries

Overall Salaries

Parking Lot Attendant salaries can vary depending on your experience, the location, company, industry, and benefits provided. Nationwide, most parking lot attendants make between $17,900 – $23,800 per year, or $8.60 – $11.45 per hour.

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