How much does a parking enforcement officer make?

Considering a job as a parking enforcement officer?

You may be wondering how much does a parking enforcement officer make? The answer may surprise you!

how much does a parking enforcement officer make

Parking Enforcement Officer Salary

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the mean hourly wage for parking enforcement officers is $22.14.

The range of salaries is from $13.96 per hour up to $31.31 per hour. On an annual basis that works out to $29,030 annually up to $65,150 annually.

How to become a parking enforcement officer


To become a officer you must:

  • Have a high school diploma
  • A valid driver’s license
  • Pass the civil service exam


The exam will test your ability to read, write and understand materials about the laws, policies, and regulations.

You’ll also be tested on your ability to understand maps and navigate appropriately.

For exam prep check out Sgt. George Godoy test prep.

Where to find a Parking Enforcement Officer Job

Directly with your city

If you’d like to work for a city, most cities have a job board that listes open positions. You can search for an opening there first.

You may also be able to see job openings for street sweeper operators, trash truck drivers or other related positions.

If you’d like to work for a private company use the resources below

When looking for a job with a private company (not your local city govt) the best place to look is on job boards like ZipRecruiter.

There you’ll be able to see the job openings.

Job Fairs

Many cities host routine job fairs to hire for many positions at once. To find on in your area search ” [your city] job fair” on Google and you’ll find a list of them.

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