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.
2019
Feb.
2019
Mar.
2019
Apr.
2019

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

947.0 947.3 (p)945.6 (p)948.2

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

789.4 789.1 (p)788.4  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2018

Automotive service technicians and mechanics

16,230

Cashiers

613,080

Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food

44,830

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

90,770

Food preparation workers

12,960

Service station attendants

20,070

(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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Dec.
2018
Jan.
2019
Feb.
2019
Mar.
2019

Average hourly earnings

$13.87 $13.89 $13.90 (p)$13.95

Average weekly hours

32.3 31.9 31.7 (p)31.5

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

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Dec.
2018
Jan.
2019
Feb.
2019
Mar.
2019

Average hourly earnings

$11.79 $11.92 $11.87 (p)$11.85

Average weekly hours

31.0 30.5 30.7 (p)30.5

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2018
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Automotive service technicians and mechanics

17.02 19.17 35,410 39,870

Cashiers

10.29 10.53 21,400 21,890

Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food

10.10 10.45 21,020 21,730

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

16.46 17.93 34,240 37,290

Food preparation workers

10.28 10.63 21,390 22,110

Service station attendants

10.77 11.14 22,400 23,170

(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 2014 2015 2016 2017

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

29 39 44 37

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

Data series 2017

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

1.0

Cases involving days away from work

0.6

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.

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Jan.
2019
Feb.
2019
Mar.
2019
Apr.
2019

Producer price index

(p)116.1 (p)105.1 (p)99.8 (p)101.2

Percent change from previous month

  (p)-11.8% (p)-9.5% (p)-5.0% (p)1.4%

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
2017
1st quarter
2018
2nd quarter
2018
3rd quarter
2018

Number of establishments

Private industry

105,973 (p)106,095 (p)106,388 (p)106,341

Local government

80 (p)81 (p)83 (p)84

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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2015 2016 2017 2018

Labor productivity index, output per hour

99.314 104.360 100.717  

Percent change from previous year

2.0 5.1 -3.5  

Labor index, total labor hours

102.507 102.220 103.554 105.779

Percent change from previous year

4.5 -0.3 1.3 2.1

Output index

101.804 106.677 104.297  

Percent change from previous year

6.6 4.8 -2.2  

Unit labor costs index

114.739 113.428 121.645  

Percent change from previous year

0.4 -1.1 7.2  

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

 

Data extracted on: May 23, 2019