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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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Jun.
2020
Jul.
2020
Aug.
2020
Sep.
2020

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

904.6 912.1 (p)917.8 (p)921.1

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

756.0 768.1 (p)771.6  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2019

Automotive service technicians and mechanics

15,840

Cashiers

616,320

Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food

43,480

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

89,290

Food preparation workers

14,510

Service station attendants

20,740

(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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May
2020
Jun.
2020
Jul.
2020
Aug.
2020

Average hourly earnings

$15.60 $15.18 $15.08 (p)$15.11

Average weekly hours

31.5 32.0 32.3 (p)32.4

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

Data series Back
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May
2020
Jun.
2020
Jul.
2020
Aug.
2020

Average hourly earnings

$13.37 $12.85 $12.81 (p)$12.75

Average weekly hours

30.3 30.9 31.2 (p)31.4

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2019
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Automotive service technicians and mechanics

17.60 19.75 36,610 41,090

Cashiers

10.85 10.98 22,560 22,830

Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food

10.68 10.99 22,220 22,850

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

16.81 18.37 34,970 38,220

Food preparation workers

10.68 10.97 22,220 22,810

Service station attendants

11.28 11.54 23,450 23,990

(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 2015 2016 2017 2018

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

39 44 37 47

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

Data series 2018

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

Total recordable cases

2.4

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

1.1

Cases involving days away from work

0.7

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

 

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.

Data series Back
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Jun.
2020
Jul.
2020
Aug.
2020
Sep.
2020

Producer price index

(p)140.7 (p)137.7 (p)133.2 (p)138.9

Percent change from previous month

  (p)-10.1% (p)-2.1% (p)-3.3% (p)4.3%

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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2nd quarter
2019
3rd quarter
2019
4th quarter
2019
1st quarter
2020

Number of establishments

Private industry

106,258 106,679 106,967 (p)106,803

Local government

85 85 85 (p)87

State government

1 1 1 (p)1

Federal government

21 21 21 (p)21

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Productivity

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2016 2017 2018 2019

Labor productivity index, output per hour

105.352 101.565 97.387 99.351

Percent change from previous year

6.1 -3.6 -4.1 2.0

Labor index, total labor hours

102.224 103.550 105.401 105.221

Percent change from previous year

-0.3 1.3 1.8 -0.2

Output index

107.695 105.171 102.647 104.538

Percent change from previous year

5.8 -2.3 -2.4 1.8

Unit labor costs index

114.106 122.982 131.723 135.428

Percent change from previous year

-1.7 7.8 7.1 2.8

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

 

Data extracted on: October 30, 2020