Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

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)
79,480 2.6 % $10.01 $20,820 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.52 $8.29 $9.27 $11.06 $13.78
Annual Wage (2) $15,640 $17,240 $19,290 $23,010 $28,670


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 36,850 $9.61 $19,990
Gasoline Stations 22,800 $9.57 $19,890
Automobile Dealers 4,040 $10.67 $22,200
Grocery Stores 3,410 $10.08 $20,970
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers 1,360 $10.50 $21,830

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) (8) $19.08 $39,690
Warehousing and Storage 70 $15.69 $32,640
Local Government (OES Designation) 750 $15.64 $32,530
Urban Transit Systems 320 $15.44 $32,120
Charter Bus Industry 40 $15.27 $31,760


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Oregon 6,800 $10.29 $21,390 4.184
New Jersey 8,660 $9.36 $19,460 2.250
Alaska 560 $11.83 $24,610 1.810
North Dakota 570 $10.06 $20,920 1.614
South Dakota 480 $9.35 $19,460 1.211

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Hawaii 540 $12.54 $26,090 0.921
Washington 2,160 $11.94 $24,830 0.775
Alaska 560 $11.83 $24,610 1.810
Florida 920 $11.40 $23,710 0.126
Maryland 810 $11.37 $23,660 0.325


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

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

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Bend, OR 310 $10.03 $20,860 5.017
Eugene-Springfield, OR 650 $9.84 $20,460 4.581
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 600 $8.88 $18,480 4.344
Medford, OR 310 $11.86 $24,660 4.010
Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH 170 $8.05 $16,740 3.924

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 260 $16.54 $34,400 0.988
Elizabethtown, KY 130 $16.16 $33,620 3.079
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division (8) $15.75 $32,770 (8)
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 70 $15.01 $31,230 0.070
Jacksonville, FL 80 $14.28 $29,700 0.133


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan 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 XLS files.

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.

(8) Estimate not released.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010

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