Parking Lot Attendants

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

Median Annual Wage: $19,800

Education: High school diploma or equivalent (61%); Less than high school diploma (38%); Bachelor's degree (1%)

Projected Growth: Slower than average (3% to 7%)

Related Job Titles: Valet Attendant; Parking Attendant; Parking Lot Attendant; Parking Cashier; Front Services Agent; Guest Services Agent; Parking Ramp Attendant; Hiker; Valet Parker; Valet Parking Attendant

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  • Inspect vehicles to detect any damage.
  • Greet customers and open their car doors.
  • 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.
  • Perform cash handling tasks, such as making change, balancing and recording cash drawer, or distributing tips.
  • Park and retrieve automobiles for customers in parking lots, storage garages, or new car lots.
  • Explain and calculate parking charges, collect fees from customers, and respond to customer complaints.
  • Provide customer assistance and information, such as giving directions or handling wheelchairs.
  • Keep parking areas clean and orderly to ensure that space usage is maximized.
  • Call emergency responders or the proper authorities and provide motorist assistance, such as giving directions or helping jump start a stalled vehicle.

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  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • 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.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Parking Lot Attendants.

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