Crossing Guards
SOC: 33-9091.00

Description:

Guide or control vehicular or pedestrian traffic at such places as streets, schools, railroad crossings, or construction sites.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
69,800 employed

Projected (2024):
74,200 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Adult Crossing Guard
  • Construction Site Crossing Guard
  • Crossing Flagman
  • Crossing Gateman
  • Crossing Guard
  • Crossing Tender
  • Crossing Watchman
  • Draw Tender
  • Flagger
  • Flagman
  • Gate Operator
  • Passenger or Freight Flagman
  • Patrol Lady
  • Patrol Mother
  • Rail Signal Worker
  • School Aide
  • School Crossing Guard
  • School Guard
  • School Patrol
  • School Traffic Guard
  • Subway Guard
  • Traffic Attendant
  • Train Gate Attendant
  • Train Gateman


  • Job Zone One: Little or No Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    Little or no previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, a person can become a waiter or waitress even if he/she has never worked before.

    Education:

    Some of these occupations may require a high school diploma or GED certificate.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few days to a few months of training. Usually, an experienced worker could show you how to do the job.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Psychology
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Monitor traffic flow to locate safe gaps through which pedestrians can cross streets.
  • Direct or escort pedestrians across streets, stopping traffic as necessary.
  • Guide or control vehicular or pedestrian traffic at such places as street and railroad crossings and construction sites.
  • Communicate traffic and crossing rules and other information to students and adults.
  • Report unsafe behavior of children to school officials.
  • Record license numbers of vehicles disregarding traffic signals, and report infractions to appropriate authorities.
  • Direct traffic movement or warn of hazards, using signs, flags, lanterns, and hand signals.
  • Learn the location and purpose of street traffic signs within assigned patrol areas.
  • Stop speeding vehicles to warn drivers of traffic laws.
  • Distribute traffic control signs and markers at designated points.
  • Discuss traffic routing plans and control point locations with superiors.
  • Inform drivers of detour routes through construction sites.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Computer data input scanners
  • Computer laser printers
  • Copy machines
  • Digital video cameras
  • Handheld calculators
  • Laser facsimile machines
  • Mobile radios
  • Personal computers
  • Reflective gloves
  • Reflective vests
  • Smart phones
  • Stop sign paddles
  • Traffic cones
  • Warning flags
  • Warning whistles
  • Microsoft Word
  • Payroll software
  • Visual Computer Solutions Crossing Guard Scheduling


  • protective service


    industry stats

    SOC: 33-0000

    Total Employed: 3,351,620

    Average Annual Salary: $44,610