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There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a park guard. For example, did you know that they make an average of $12.04 an hour? That's $25,037 a year!

Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow 4% and produce 40,600 job opportunities across the U.S.

What Does a Park Guard Do

There are certain skills that many park guards have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed communication skills, good judgment and observation skills.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the park guard job title. But what industry to start with? Most park guards actually find jobs in the education and finance industries.

How To Become a Park Guard

If you're interested in becoming a park guard, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 45.2% of park guards have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 0.0% of park guards have master's degrees. Even though some park guards have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a park guard. When we researched the most common majors for a park guard, we found that they most commonly earn bachelor's degree degrees or associate degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on park guard resumes include high school diploma degrees or diploma degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a park guard. In fact, many park guard jobs require experience in a role such as security officer. Meanwhile, many park guards also have previous career experience in roles such as customer service representative or security guard.

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Average Salary
$25,037
Average Salary
Job Growth Rate
4%
Job Growth Rate
Job Openings
3,528
Job Openings

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Average Salary for a Park Guard

Park Guards in America make an average salary of $25,037 per year or $12 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $31,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $19,000 per year.
Average Salary
$25,037

Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyascdescCompanyascdescStart DateascdescSalaryascdesc
High School Parking Lot Guard (Anticipated Vacancy)
High School Parking Lot Guard (Anticipated Vacancy)
Paulding County School District
Paulding County School District
01/21/2021
01/21/2021
$17,02001/21/2021
$17,020
High School Parking Lot Guard (Anticipated Vacancy)
High School Parking Lot Guard (Anticipated Vacancy)
Paulding County School District
Paulding County School District
03/10/2020
03/10/2020
$17,02003/10/2020
$17,020

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Park Guard Demographics

Gender

male

71.2 %

female

27.3 %

unknown

1.5 %

Ethnicity

White

68.1 %

Hispanic or Latino

12.2 %

Black or African American

11.0 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

50.0 %

Arabic

25.0 %

Somali

25.0 %
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Park Guard Education

Majors

Business
24.2 %
Finance
6.1 %

Degrees

Bachelors

31.1 %

Certificate

26.7 %

Associate

20.0 %
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Top Park Guard Employers

1. Nassau County
4.2
Avg. Salary: 
$31,240
Park Guards Hired: 
2+
2. University of Louisiana System
4.1
Avg. Salary: 
$26,516
Park Guards Hired: 
1+
3. U.S. Security
4.3
Avg. Salary: 
$25,719
Park Guards Hired: 
1+
4. Agnesian HealthCare
3.9
Avg. Salary: 
$26,986
Park Guards Hired: 
1+
5. City of Arnold, MO
3.4
Avg. Salary: 
$30,242
Park Guards Hired: 
1+
6. CSC Holdings
4.6
Avg. Salary: 
$32,332
Park Guards Hired: 
1+
Updated October 2, 2020