Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

53-6031 Automotive and Watercraft Service 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
Geographic 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)
86,440 2.7 % $10.20 $21,210 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.76 $8.49 $9.40 $11.21 $13.89
Annual Wage (2) $16,150 $17,670 $19,540 $23,310 $28,900


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 (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 37,970 4.76 $9.79 $20,360
Gasoline Stations 21,840 2.66 $9.73 $20,240
Other General Merchandise Stores 6,150 0.41 $10.75 $22,360
Automobile Dealers 3,920 0.39 $10.94 $22,760
Grocery Stores 3,690 0.15 $10.20 $21,220

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 37,970 4.76 $9.79 $20,360
Gasoline Stations 21,840 2.66 $9.73 $20,240
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers 990 1.05 $10.70 $22,260
Support Activities for Air Transportation 1,130 0.73 $11.46 $23,830
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 920 0.57 $11.20 $23,300

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 390 0.02 $19.43 $40,420
Warehousing and Storage 100 0.02 $16.32 $33,950
Local Government (OES Designation) 820 0.02 $15.62 $32,480
State Government (OES Designation) 70 (7) $15.42 $32,070
Urban Transit Systems 220 0.55 $15.04 $31,290


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 9,390 2.49 3.66 $9.64 $20,040
Texas 8,930 0.89 1.30 $9.65 $20,080
Oregon 7,050 4.49 6.61 $10.34 $21,510
California 6,390 0.46 0.67 $10.89 $22,660
Ohio 3,180 0.65 0.95 $9.82 $20,430




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon 7,050 4.49 6.61 $10.34 $21,510
New Jersey 9,390 2.49 3.66 $9.64 $20,040
North Dakota 570 1.61 2.37 $10.75 $22,360
Alaska 440 1.42 2.09 $12.34 $25,670
New Mexico 1,090 1.40 2.05 $10.55 $21,950




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 750 1.31 1.93 $13.20 $27,450
Alaska 440 1.42 2.09 $12.34 $25,670
Washington 2,070 0.77 1.13 $11.95 $24,850
Rhode Island 370 0.83 1.22 $11.35 $23,600
Montana 400 0.94 1.38 $11.31 $23,520

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 3,170 3.30 4.85 $10.97 $22,830
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 2,450 2.55 3.74 $9.64 $20,040
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,080 0.42 0.62 $10.10 $21,010
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,890 1.98 2.92 $9.51 $19,780
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,750 0.70 1.03 $9.29 $19,320
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,720 0.78 1.15 $9.62 $20,010
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,650 3.31 4.87 $9.86 $20,510
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,490 0.74 1.09 $9.81 $20,400
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,130 0.49 0.73 $10.27 $21,370
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,080 0.64 0.95 $10.49 $21,810




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Bend, OR 340 5.82 8.55 $10.05 $20,900
Eugene-Springfield, OR 710 5.21 7.66 $9.84 $20,460
Ocean City, NJ 180 4.65 6.83 $8.68 $18,060
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 570 4.23 6.22 $9.07 $18,870
Medford, OR 310 4.21 6.20 $11.57 $24,070
Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV 170 4.06 5.96 $8.38 $17,440
Salem, OR 530 3.69 5.43 $9.59 $19,940
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 210 3.58 5.26 $9.06 $18,840
Barnstable Town, MA 330 3.54 5.21 $9.97 $20,730
Elizabethtown, KY 150 3.47 5.10 $16.54 $34,400




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $18.18 $37,820
Elizabethtown, KY 150 3.47 5.10 $16.54 $34,400
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 70 0.94 1.38 $15.22 $31,650
Honolulu, HI 340 0.80 1.18 $14.65 $30,480
Knoxville, TN 100 0.32 0.47 $13.99 $29,090
Johnson City, TN 70 0.90 1.32 $13.84 $28,780
Fresno, CA 80 0.26 0.38 $13.57 $28,220
Reno-Sparks, NV 160 0.87 1.28 $13.48 $28,040
Jacksonville, FL 90 0.17 0.24 $13.21 $27,470
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 110 0.22 0.33 $12.85 $26,730

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 910 7.51 11.04 $9.52 $19,800
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 540 1.42 2.08 $10.48 $21,790
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area 520 7.64 11.23 $9.75 $20,290
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 410 2.74 4.03 $12.01 $24,980
Southern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 380 6.84 10.05 $9.64 $20,050

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area 520 7.64 11.23 $9.75 $20,290
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 910 7.51 11.04 $9.52 $19,800
Southern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 380 6.84 10.05 $9.64 $20,050
Linn County, Oregon nonmetropolitan area 210 5.41 7.95 $9.66 $20,100
Garrett County, Maryland nonmetropolitan area 40 4.14 6.09 $8.92 $18,540

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 50 0.96 1.41 $14.60 $30,360
Southeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 50 1.27 1.87 $14.14 $29,400
Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.66 $28,400
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.53 $28,140
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.48 $28,040


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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