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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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Jan.
2022
Feb.
2022
Mar.
2022
Apr.
2022

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

957.7 964.6 (p)967.4 (p)972.7

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

789.1 794.7 (p)798.0  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2021

Automotive service technicians and mechanics

8,490

Cashiers

611,070

Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food

35,560

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

98,180

Food preparation workers

18,100

Service station attendants

18,780

(Source: Occupational Employment and Wage 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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Dec.
2021
Jan.
2022
Feb.
2022
Mar.
2022

Average hourly earnings

$17.05 $17.48 $17.60 (p)$17.53

Average weekly hours

31.6 31.3 31.1 (p)31.2

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

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Dec.
2021
Jan.
2022
Feb.
2022
Mar.
2022

Average hourly earnings

$14.89 $15.16 $15.25 (p)$15.40

Average weekly hours

31.0 30.4 30.3 (p)30.5

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2021
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Automotive service technicians and mechanics

18.18 21.12 37,820 43,930

Cashiers

11.24 12.03 23,370 25,030

Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food

11.97 12.46 24,910 25,920

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

17.64 18.21 36,700 37,870

Food preparation workers

12.00 12.31 24,960 25,600

Service station attendants

13.67 13.86 28,430 28,830

(Source: Occupational Employment and Wage 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 2017 2018 2019 2020

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

37 47 51 41

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

Data series 2020

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

Total recordable cases

1.9

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

1

Cases involving days away from work

0.7

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

0.3

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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Jan.
2022
Feb.
2022
Mar.
2022
Apr.
2022

Producer price index

(p)146.245 (p)152.188 (p)182.953 (p)190.945

Percent change from previous month

  (p)-8.8% (p)4.1% (p)20.2% (p)4.4%

Footnotes
(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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4th quarter
2020
1st quarter
2021
2nd quarter
2021
3rd quarter
2021

Number of establishments

Private industry

107,425 (p)107,885 (p)108,103 (p)108,461

Local government

84 (p)89 (p)89 (p)89

State government

1 (p)1 (p)1 (p)1

Federal government

21 (p)21 (p)21 (p)21

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Productivity

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2018 2019 2020 2021

Labor productivity index, output per hour

101.455 101.523 96.753  

Percent change from previous year

-3.5 0.1 -4.7  

Labor index, total labor hours

110.853 110.904 110.058 111.795

Percent change from previous year

1.8 0.0 -0.8 1.6

Output index

112.466 112.594 106.484  

Percent change from previous year

-1.8 0.1 -5.4  

Unit labor costs index

116.319 121.661 136.179  

Percent change from previous year

6.4 4.6 11.9  

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

 

Data extracted on: May 20, 2022