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Parking Lot Attendant Salary

The average pay for a Parking Lot Attendant is $8.78 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience. Experience strongly influences income for this job.

$7.63 - $11.43
MEDIAN: $8.00

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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$7.63 - $11.43  
Hourly Tips
$0.05 - $7.39  
$9.86 - $18.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0.00 - $1,223  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
$16,059 - $26,915  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 186

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Job Description for Parking Lot Attendant

A parking lot attendant monitors access and provides basic oversight for a parking garage or surface lot. In some settings, a parking lot attendant may also function as a valet, parking and later retrieving vehicles for customers or employees. Duties can involve accepting payment, checking identification badges, issuing passes, and otherwise ensuring that only authorized visitors or paying customers are using the parking lot. In parking garages where spaces are limited, the attendant may direct drivers to particular spots and may be responsible for updating an online system that shows remaining parking availability and rates. In addition, the position usually requires monitoring the premises by viewing security cameras or by walking around the lot to address loitering, litter, and other issues.


Parking Lot Attendant Tasks

  • Enter parking space availability into online systems.
  • Monitor parking area for cleanliness, debris, and loitering.
  • Accept payment, confirm passes, or badges are current and allow vehicles into parking areas.
  • Take cars for valet services and park and retrieve them.

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What is it like working as a Parking Lot Attendant?

Parking Lot Attendant in Folsom:
"Its Not Great. The Hours Are Horrible."
Pros: The people at my job are fine its just management that screws everything up.
Cons: The hours, the low pay, no benefits, no discounts, when you try to range your hours they just say no, can't even try to talk to any one in charge with out getting fired.

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Experience Affects Parking Lot Attendant Salaries

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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 41 votes.


17 %
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 34% dental benefits Dental: 32%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 61%