Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
108,510 1.8 % $10.38 $21,600 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.99 $8.70 $9.69 $11.44 $14.06
Annual Wage (2) $16,620 $18,090 $20,140 $23,790 $29,240


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 40,280 4.88 $10.09 $20,980
Gasoline Stations 21,790 2.61 $9.52 $19,790
Other General Merchandise Stores 19,720 1.21 $10.68 $22,220
Automobile Dealers 6,960 0.64 $11.20 $23,290
Department Stores 4,650 0.30 $10.50 $21,840

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 40,280 4.88 $10.09 $20,980
Gasoline Stations 21,790 2.61 $9.52 $19,790
Other General Merchandise Stores 19,720 1.21 $10.68 $22,220
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 1,210 0.71 $11.44 $23,790
Automobile Dealers 6,960 0.64 $11.20 $23,290

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) 310 0.02 $18.76 $39,010
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers 50 0.03 $17.33 $36,050
Warehousing and Storage 140 0.02 $15.96 $33,190
State Government (OES Designation) 40 (7) $15.93 $33,130
Local Government (OES Designation) 950 0.02 $15.58 $32,410


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 10,080 2.66 3.19 $9.33 $19,400
Texas 9,960 0.94 1.13 $10.20 $21,210
California 7,850 0.55 0.66 $11.76 $24,470
Oregon 7,130 4.43 5.32 $10.09 $20,990
Florida 4,280 0.59 0.71 $10.83 $22,530




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 7,130 4.43 5.32 $10.09 $20,990
New Jersey 10,080 2.66 3.19 $9.33 $19,400
Maine 1,000 1.72 2.07 $9.20 $19,130
South Dakota 610 1.52 1.82 $10.43 $21,690
Indiana 3,880 1.38 1.66 $9.85 $20,480




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 720 1.23 1.48 $14.52 $30,200
Montana 280 0.65 0.78 $12.72 $26,450
North Dakota 430 1.07 1.28 $11.94 $24,840
Washington 2,380 0.86 1.03 $11.89 $24,730
California 7,850 0.55 0.66 $11.76 $24,470





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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,310 0.64 0.77 $9.69 $20,150
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 2,910 2.90 3.49 $10.31 $21,450
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 2,440 2.51 3.01 $9.35 $19,440
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,810 3.67 4.41 $9.18 $19,090
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,780 1.87 2.24 $9.58 $19,920
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,770 0.67 0.80 $10.67 $22,200
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,560 0.69 0.83 $9.71 $20,200
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,540 1.22 1.46 $9.94 $20,670
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,530 0.42 0.50 $9.63 $20,030
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,460 1.26 1.51 $11.52 $23,960