Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
102,090 2.1 % $10.33 $21,480 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.92 $8.63 $9.58 $11.36 $14.04
Annual Wage (2) $16,480 $17,940 $19,930 $23,640 $29,190


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 41,630 5.14 $9.96 $20,720
Gasoline Stations 22,780 2.77 $9.80 $20,380
Automobile Dealers 5,260 0.50 $11.17 $23,240
Grocery Stores 4,020 0.16 $10.31 $21,440
Department Stores 3,170 0.21 $10.48 $21,810

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 41,630 5.14 $9.96 $20,720
Gasoline Stations 22,780 2.77 $9.80 $20,380
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers 650 0.70 $11.03 $22,950
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 940 0.57 $11.37 $23,650
Support Activities for Air Transportation 930 0.57 $11.62 $24,170

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) 380 0.02 $19.02 $39,570
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers 40 0.02 $17.49 $36,380
Warehousing and Storage 120 0.02 $16.49 $34,300
State Government (OES Designation) 40 (7) $16.04 $33,350
Local Government (OES Designation) 810 0.01 $15.57 $32,380


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 9,410 2.50 3.14 $9.71 $20,190
Texas 9,250 0.90 1.13 $10.01 $20,820
California 7,910 0.56 0.71 $11.07 $23,030
Oregon 7,240 4.56 5.73 $10.35 $21,520
Ohio 4,100 0.82 1.03 $10.20 $21,210




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 7,240 4.56 5.73 $10.35 $21,520
New Jersey 9,410 2.50 3.14 $9.71 $20,190
South Dakota 590 1.50 1.89 $10.40 $21,620
New Mexico 1,010 1.30 1.63 $10.54 $21,930
Indiana 3,560 1.29 1.62 $9.80 $20,380




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 740 1.28 1.61 $13.59 $28,260
Alaska 310 0.98 1.23 $12.21 $25,400
North Dakota 390 1.04 1.31 $11.79 $24,520
Montana 380 0.89 1.11 $11.69 $24,320
Washington 2,270 0.83 1.05 $11.63 $24,190





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-Hillsboro, OR-WA 3,040 3.10 3.89 $11.05 $22,980
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 2,620 2.73 3.43 $9.63 $20,020
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,560 0.51 0.64 $10.33 $21,480
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,880 0.84 1.06 $9.71 $20,190
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,830 1.92 2.42 $9.77 $20,330
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,590 0.62 0.78 $10.03 $20,860
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,460 2.93 3.68 $9.56 $19,880
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,410 0.69 0.87 $10.58 $22,010
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 1,380 1.60 2.01 $9.59 $19,950
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,340 1.17 1.47 $10.67 $22,200




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 410 6.91 8.68 $10.48 $21,800
Medford, OR 400 5.48 6.88 $11.85 $24,650
Eugene-Springfield, OR 740 5.45 6.85 $9.55 $19,870
Ocean City, NJ 170 4.78 6.00 $9.47 $19,700
Salem, OR 580 4.10 5.15 $9.49 $19,740
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 210 3.54 4.45 $9.12 $18,960
Jacksonville, NC 150 3.43 4.32 $8.96 $18,640
Goldsboro, NC 130 3.36 4.22 $9.72 $20,210
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 430 3.25 4.08 $9.29 $19,310
Barnstable Town, MA 300 3.17 3.99 $10.21 $21,240