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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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, refill antifreeze, or replace lights or other accessories, such as windshield wiper blades or fan belts. May repair or replace tires. Excludes "Cashiers" (41-2011).


National estimates for Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants
Industry profile for Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants
Geographic profile for Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants

National estimates for Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
112,750 2.2 % $ 13.53 $ 28,150 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 10.15 $ 11.19 $ 12.76 $ 15.06 $ 18.38
Annual Wage (2) $ 21,100 $ 23,280 $ 26,540 $ 31,330 $ 38,230


Industry profile for Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 35,440 4.00 $ 12.98 $ 27,000
Automobile Dealers 20,590 1.72 $ 14.34 $ 29,820
Gasoline Stations 19,350 2.11 $ 12.50 $ 26,000
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 5,620 0.19 $ 12.83 $ 26,680
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 3,010 0.56 $ 13.63 $ 28,350

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 35,440 4.00 $ 12.98 $ 27,000
Gasoline Stations 19,350 2.11 $ 12.50 $ 26,000
Automobile Dealers 20,590 1.72 $ 14.34 $ 29,820
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation 220 1.58 $ 14.40 $ 29,960
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 3,010 0.56 $ 13.63 $ 28,350

Top paying industries for Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 100 (7) $ 24.87 $ 51,740
Support Activities for Water Transportation 50 0.05 $ 22.72 $ 47,250
Support Activities for Mining 30 0.01 $ 22.09 $ 45,940
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores (8) (8) $ 20.81 $ 43,280
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 50 0.01 $ 20.64 $ 42,920


Geographic profile for Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants:

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





States with the highest employment level in Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 11,690 0.97 1.19 $ 13.24 $ 27,540
New Jersey 10,180 2.69 3.32 $ 11.86 $ 24,670
Oregon 6,990 3.87 4.77 $ 13.58 $ 28,240
California 6,390 0.39 0.48 $ 16.03 $ 33,340
Florida 5,630 0.67 0.82 $ 13.37 $ 27,800




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon 6,990 3.87 4.77 $ 13.58 $ 28,240
New Jersey 10,180 2.69 3.32 $ 11.86 $ 24,670
Maine 890 1.55 1.91 $ 13.00 $ 27,040
Utah 2,010 1.35 1.67 $ 13.59 $ 28,270
Arkansas 1,580 1.34 1.66 $ 13.09 $ 27,220




Top paying states for Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii (8) (8) (8) $ 18.83 $ 39,170
Washington 2,240 0.70 0.86 $ 16.98 $ 35,320
Alaska (8) (8) (8) $ 16.39 $ 34,080
Connecticut 1,350 0.87 1.08 $ 16.25 $ 33,800
California 6,390 0.39 0.48 $ 16.03 $ 33,340





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 8,420 0.95 1.18 $ 12.40 $ 25,790
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3,210 0.89 1.10 $ 13.42 $ 27,910
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 2,890 2.53 3.12 $ 14.15 $ 29,420
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,760 1.02 1.26 $ 11.74 $ 24,430
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,400 0.80 0.98 $ 13.29 $ 27,640
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,320 0.53 0.66 $ 13.25 $ 27,550
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,290 0.87 1.07 $ 12.46 $ 25,930
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,170 0.73 0.90 $ 12.58 $ 26,170
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,920 0.33 0.41 $ 15.86 $ 32,980
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,850 0.71 0.88 $ 15.29 $ 31,800




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grants Pass, OR 230 8.99 11.09 $ 13.40 $ 27,860
Medford, OR 720 8.53 10.52 $ 12.95 $ 26,940
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 610 5.49 6.77 $ 12.35 $ 25,690
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 300 5.29 6.53 $ 11.80 $ 24,550
Eugene, OR 730 4.96 6.12 $ 12.93 $ 26,890
Ocean City, NJ 130 3.86 4.76 $ 12.16 $ 25,280
Bend-Redmond, OR 280 3.54 4.36 $ 13.27 $ 27,600
Hot Springs, AR 120 3.28 4.05 $ 12.06 $ 25,080
Corvallis, OR 110 3.26 4.02 $ 12.94 $ 26,910
Albany, OR 140 3.22 3.98 $ 14.09 $ 29,300