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Parking Attendants - 53-6021.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Park vehicles or issue tickets for customers in a parking lot or garage. May park or tend vehicles in environments such as a car dealership or rental car facility. May collect fee.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Hiker
  • Parking Attendant
  • Parking Cashier
  • Parking Lot Attendant
  • Parking Ramp Attendant
  • Valet Attendant
  • Valet Parker
  • Valet Parking Attendant

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Call emergency responders or the proper authorities and provide motorist assistance, such as giving directions or helping jump start a stalled vehicle.
  • Direct motorists to parking areas or parking spaces, using hand signals or flashlights as necessary.
  • Escort customers to their vehicles to ensure their safety.
  • Explain and calculate parking charges, collect fees from customers, and respond to customer complaints.
  • Greet customers and open their car doors.
  • Inspect vehicles to detect any damage.
  • 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.
  • Keep parking areas clean and orderly to ensure that space usage is maximized.
  • Lift, position, and remove barricades to open or close parking areas.
  • Park and retrieve automobiles for customers in parking lots, storage garages, or new car lots.
  • Patrol parking areas to prevent vehicle damage and vehicle or property thefts.
  • Perform cash handling tasks, such as making change, balancing and recording cash drawer, or distributing tips.
  • Perform maintenance on cars in storage to protect tires, batteries, or exteriors from deterioration.
  • Perform personnel activities, such as supervising or scheduling employees.
  • Provide customer assistance and information, such as giving directions or handling wheelchairs.
  • Review motorists' identification before allowing them to enter parking facilities.
  • Service vehicles with gas, oil, and water.
  • Take numbered tags from customers, locate vehicles, and deliver vehicles, or provide customers with instructions for locating vehicles.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Apply identification labels or tags.
  • Assist customers to ensure comfort or safety.
  • Assist passengers during vehicle boarding.
  • Balance receipts.
  • Clean facilities or work areas.
  • Collect fares or payment from customers.
  • Direct vehicle traffic.
  • Drive passenger vehicles.
  • Inspect motor vehicles.
  • Maintain vehicles in good working condition.
  • Monitor surroundings to detect potential hazards.
  • Move materials, equipment, or supplies.
  • Prepare cash for deposit or disbursement.
  • Prepare employee work schedules.
  • Provide transportation information to passengers or customers.
  • Request emergency personnel.
  • Review customer information.
  • Supervise employees.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Ground Transportation (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Ground Transportation Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Ground Transportation Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Ground Transportation Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Ground Transportation Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Ground Transportation Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Ground Transportation Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Lot Attendant
  • Parking Lot Signaler
  • Parking-Lot Attendant