How Much do Parking Enforcement Officers Make?

Do parking enforcement officers make a lot of money? What is the average pay for parking enforcement officers?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, parking enforcement officers in the United States earn an average of $43,420 a year, equivalent to $20.88 an hour. Parking enforcement officers make 19% less than the average American worker.

Parking enforcement officers in Washington are the best paid, making $58,460 a year, while parking enforcement officers in Georgia make the least at $29,030.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Parking Enforcement Officer Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $30.87 $64,210
75th $25.50 $53,040
50th $19.67 $40,920
25th $15.48 $32,200
10th $12.80 $26,610
Parking Enforcement Officer Wages by State

In what states do parking enforcement officers make the most? In what states do parking enforcement officers make the least?

In the map below, green represents higher pay and red represents lower pay. Keep scrolling down to see a table with the average wages in each state.

State Hourly Annually
Alabama $16.96 $35,270
Arizona $16.74 $34,830
California $27.81 $57,850
Connecticut $23.93 $49,780
Delaware $18.52 $38,520
Florida $20.51 $42,670
Georgia $13.96 $29,030
Hawaii $17.93 $37,290
Illinois $24.09 $50,120
Indiana $15.59 $32,420
Iowa $20.90 $43,470
Louisiana $16.44 $34,200
Maine $16.26 $33,810
Maryland $22.00 $45,750
Massachusetts $23.07 $47,990
Michigan $16.36 $34,040
Minnesota $19.13 $39,790
Missouri $19.05 $39,620
Montana $18.85 $39,200
Nevada $21.56 $44,850
New Hampshire $17.73 $36,870
New Jersey $18.09 $37,620
New York $21.53 $44,780
North Carolina $15.11 $31,440
Ohio $19.22 $39,980
Oklahoma $21.41 $44,530
Oregon $23.69 $49,270
Pennsylvania $18.17 $37,790
South Carolina $15.74 $32,740
Tennessee $15.66 $32,570
Texas $15.36 $31,950
Utah $17.36 $36,110
Vermont $18.06 $37,570
Virginia $16.72 $34,770
Washington $28.10 $58,460
Wisconsin $20.51 $42,650
Metro Areas Where Parking Enforcement Officers Earn the Most
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
San Francisco, CA $33.33 $69,320
Seattle, WA $29.99 $62,380
Bridgeport, CT $26.14 $54,380
San Jose, CA $25.92 $53,910
Los Angeles, CA $25.44 $52,920
Portland, OR $25.16 $52,340
Riverside, CA $25.15 $52,300
Chicago, IL $25.03 $52,060
Washington, DC $24.44 $50,830
Sacramento, CA $23.65 $49,180
Parking Enforcement Officer Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $20.88 $43,420
2018 $20.29 $42,200
2017 $19.63 $40,840
2016 $19.06 $39,650
2015 $18.40 $38,280
2014 $18.15 $37,750
2013 $17.90 $37,220
2012 $17.70 $36,810
2011 $17.35 $36,090