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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.
2021
Feb.
2021
Mar.
2021
Apr.
2021

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

937.5 937.2 (p)939.4 (p)930.5

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

777.3 768.6 (p)769.2  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2020

Automotive service technicians and mechanics

13,540

Cashiers

611,800

Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food

39,140

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

89,180

Food preparation workers

17,090

Service station attendants

19,350

(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.
2020
Jan.
2021
Feb.
2021
Mar.
2021

Average hourly earnings

$15.56 $15.55 $15.54 (p)$15.79

Average weekly hours

31.5 31.3 31.4 (p)31.5

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

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Dec.
2020
Jan.
2021
Feb.
2021
Mar.
2021

Average hourly earnings

$12.92 $13.04 $12.97 (p)$13.13

Average weekly hours

30.4 30.2 30.3 (p)30.8

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2020
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Automotive service technicians and mechanics

18.19 20.74 37,840 43,140

Cashiers

11.37 11.58 23,650 24,080

Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food

11.10 11.47 23,090 23,850

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

17.41 19.04 36,220 39,600

Food preparation workers

11.36 11.55 23,620 24,020

Service station attendants

11.89 12.50 24,740 26,000

(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 2016 2017 2018 2019

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

44 37 47 51

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

Data series 2019

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

Total recordable cases

2.2

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

1.1

Cases involving days away from work

0.8

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

0.4

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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Jan.
2021
Feb.
2021
Mar.
2021
Apr.
2021

Producer price index

(p)130.3 (p)128.4 (p)126.9 (p)138.0

Percent change from previous month

  (p)2.2% (p)-1.5% (p)-1.2% (p)8.7%

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

Number of establishments

Private industry

106,967 (p)106,689 (p)106,679 (p)107,018

Local government

85 (p)85 (p)85 (p)85

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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2017 2018 2019 2020

Labor productivity index, output per hour

101.567 97.389 99.137  

Percent change from previous year

-3.6 -4.1 1.8  

Labor index, total labor hours

103.548 105.399 105.448 104.972

Percent change from previous year

1.3 1.8 0.0 -0.5

Output index

105.171 102.647 104.538  

Percent change from previous year

-2.3 -2.4 1.8  

Unit labor costs index

122.979 131.720 135.423  

Percent change from previous year

7.8 7.1 2.8  

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

 

Data extracted on: May 14, 2021