Industries at a Glance

Gasoline Stations: NAICS 447

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About the Gasoline Stations subsector

The gasoline stations subsector is part of the retail trade sector.

Industries in the Gasoline Stations subsector retail automotive fuels (e.g., gasoline, diesel fuel, gasohol) and automotive oils or retail these products in combination with convenience store items. These establishments have specialized equipment for the storage and dispensing of automotive fuels.

North American Industry Classification System

The gasoline stations subsector consists of a single industry group, Gasoline Stations: NAICS 4471.

Workforce Statistics

This section provides information relating to employment in gasoline stations. These data are obtained from employer or establishment surveys. The following tables present an overview of the industry including the number of jobs, data for occupations common to the industry, and projections of occupational employment change.

Employment

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2014
Aug.
2014
Sep.
2014
Oct.
2014

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

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876.2 879.0 (P) 878.4 (P) 880.9

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

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761.5 764.2 (P) 753.7

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2013

Automotive service technicians and mechanics

19,230

Cashiers

563,330

Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food

34,380

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

83,200

Food preparation workers

10,000

Service station attendants

24,770

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Projections

For projected (future) employment estimates, see the National Employment Matrix, which includes employment estimates by industry and occupation for gasoline stations.

(Source: Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections)

Earnings and Hours

This section presents data on employee earnings and weekly hours. The latest industry averages of hourly earnings and weekly hours are shown. In addition, recent hourly and annual earnings are shown for occupations commonly found in gasoline stations.

Earnings and Hours of All Employees

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Average hourly earnings

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$12.19 $12.04 $12.14 (P) $12.26

Average weekly hours

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31.6 31.6 31.7 (P) 31.4

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

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Average hourly earnings

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$10.59 $10.60 $10.67 (P) $10.71

Average weekly hours

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31.0 31.1 31.2 (P) 30.9

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2013
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Automotive service technicians and mechanics

$15.16 $16.87 $31,530 $35,100

Cashiers

$8.91 $9.10 $18,530 $18,930

Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food

$8.86 $9.05 $18,420 $18,820

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

$15.44 $16.59 $32,110 $34,510

Food preparation workers

$8.83 $9.10 $18,380 $18,930

Service station attendants

$9.17 $9.63 $19,070 $20,030

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Work-related Fatalities, Injuries, and Illnesses

This section presents data for the industry on the number of workplace fatalities and the rates of workplace injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time workers in gasoline stations. An injury or illness is considered to be work-related if an event or exposure in the work environment either caused or contributed to the resulting condition or significantly aggravated a pre-existing condition.

Data series 2010 2011 2012 2013

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

52 21 30 (P) 32

Rate of injury and illness cases per 100 full-time workers

Total recordable cases

2.9 2.7 2.2

Cases involving days away from work, job restriction, or transfer

1.5 1.2 1.0

Cases involving days away from work

1.1 0.7 0.7

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

0.4 0.3

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.

(Source: Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities)

Prices

This section provides industry-specific pricing information. The producer price index measures the percentage change in prices that domestic producers receive for goods and services. The prices included in the producer price index are from the first commercial transaction.

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2014
Aug.
2014
Sep.
2014
Oct.
2014

Producer price index

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(P) 97.7 (P) 98.1 (P) 93.2 (P) 106.7

Percent change from previous month

(P) 10.9% (P) 0.4% (P) -5.0% (P) 14.5%

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

(Source: Producer Price Indexes)

Workplace Trends

This section presents data on the number of establishments in gasoline stations. Also included in this section is information on productivity, presented as the rate of change in output per hour of workers in the industry.

Establishments

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2013
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2013
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2014

Number of establishments

Private industry

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104,883 104,990 104,792 (P) 104,915

Local government

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64 64 63 (P) 64

State government

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1 1 1 (P) 1

Federal government

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26 26 26 (P) 25

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Productivity

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Labor productivity index, output per hour

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105.377 101.612 102.151 100.950

Percent change from previous year

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-0.7 -3.6 0.5 -1.2

Labor index, total labor hours

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92.041 92.997 93.730 96.003

Percent change from previous year

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-0.3 1.0 0.8 2.4

Output index

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96.990 94.496 95.746 96.915

Percent change from previous year

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-0.9 -2.6 1.3 1.2

Unit labor costs index

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110.406 115.154 117.839 118.085

Percent change from previous year

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0.6 4.3 2.3 0.2

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

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Data extracted on: November 21, 2014

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