Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2004

53-6031 Service Station Attendants

Service automobiles, buses, trucks, boats, and other automotive or marine vehicles with fuel, lubricants, and accessories. Collect payment for services and supplies. May lubricate vehicle, change motor oil, install antifreeze, or replace lights or other accessories, such as windshield wiper blades or fan belts. May repair or replace tires.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
90,640 2.6 % $8.92 $18,560 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $6.29 $7.28 $8.29 $10.09 $12.70
Annual Wage (2) $13,090 $15,150 $17,240 $20,990 $26,410

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Automotive repair and maintenance 37,360 $8.81 $18,330
Gasoline stations 31,350 $8.01 $16,670
Automobile dealers 2,490 $9.51 $19,770
Grocery stores 2,270 $8.86 $18,420
Local government (OES designation) 2,130 $13.35 $27,770

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Federal government (OES designation) 350 $16.41 $34,130
General freight trucking 250 $15.48 $32,200
Local government (OES designation) 2,130 $13.35 $27,770
Department stores (7) $13.13 $27,320
Other general merchandise stores 1,160 $12.41 $25,810

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Oregon 7,240 $8.20 $17,050 0.465%
New Jersey 8,960 $7.69 $15,990 0.231%
North Dakota 690 $8.36 $17,380 0.217%
Hawaii 930 $8.72 $18,130 0.165%
Montana 640 $7.81 $16,250 0.159%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Alaska 410 $10.27 $21,370 0.140%
California 10,000 $10.23 $21,290 0.069%
Colorado 2,060 $9.91 $20,620 0.098%
Nevada 980 $9.88 $20,560 0.088%
Tennessee 820 $9.80 $20,380 0.031%

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Medford-Ashland, OR MSA 470 $8.38 $17,440 0.623%
Salem, OR PMSA 790 $7.96 $16,570 0.571%
Eugene-Springfield, OR MSA 750 $8.33 $17,330 0.529%
Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV MSA 160 $6.82 $14,180 0.326%
Monmouth-Ocean, NJ PMSA 1,130 $7.39 $15,380 0.283%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Odessa-Midland, TX MSA 150 $13.87 $28,850 0.143%
Naples, FL MSA 50 $12.64 $26,290 0.043%
Santa Rosa, CA PMSA 160 $11.43 $23,770 0.085%
Fort Lauderdale, FL PMSA 260 $11.21 $23,320 0.037%
Lansing-East Lansing, MI MSA 160 $11.10 $23,090 0.080%

About May 2004 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: June 02, 2005

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