Gasoline Stations: NAICS 447

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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2016
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2016
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2016
Aug.
2016

Employment (in thousands)

 

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

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921.0 920.2 (P) 921.9 (P) 920.9

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

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787.9 792.5 (P) 795.9  

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2015

Automotive service technicians and mechanics

16,370

Cashiers

593,190

Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food

41,270

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

89,260

Food preparation workers

11,460

Service station attendants

24,880

(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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$12.99 $13.00 $12.99 (P) $12.94

Average weekly hours

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31.3 31.5 31.7 (P) 31.9

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

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2016
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Average hourly earnings

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$11.26 $11.26 $11.36 (P) $11.29

Average weekly hours

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30.3 30.5 30.6 (P) 31.1

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2015
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Automotive service technicians and mechanics

15.86 17.27 32,980 35,930

Cashiers

9.12 9.44 18,970 19,640

Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food

9.11 9.52 18,950 19,800

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

15.73 16.87 32,720 35,080

Food preparation workers

9.21 9.60 19,150 19,980

Service station attendants

9.58 10.37 19,920 21,560

(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 2011 2012 2013 2014

Fatalities

 

Number of fatalities

21 30 34 29

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

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

 

Total recordable cases

2.3

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

1.1

Cases involving days away from work

0.6

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

0.5

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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2016
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2016
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2016
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2016

Producer price index

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(P) 101.9 (P) 115.7 (P) 114.4 (P) 110.0

Percent change from previous month

  (P) 0.1% (P) 13.5% (P) -1.1% (P) -3.8%

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(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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2015
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2015
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2016

Number of establishments

 

Private industry

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104,370 106,165 104,804 (P) 104,747

Local government

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69 71 72 (P) 72

State government

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1 1 1 (P) 1

Federal government

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25 24 24 (P) 23

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Productivity

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Labor productivity index, output per hour

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99.171 97.130 96.931 96.858

Percent change from previous year

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0.4 -2.1 -0.2 -0.1

Labor index, total labor hours

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94.852 97.302 97.752 102.258

Percent change from previous year

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0.8 2.6 0.5 4.6

Output index

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94.065 94.510 94.752 99.045

Percent change from previous year

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1.2 0.5 0.3 4.5

Unit labor costs index

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109.975 111.000 115.148 117.922

Percent change from previous year

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2.4 0.9 3.7 2.4

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

 

Data extracted on: September 20, 2016