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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.
2024
Feb.
2024
Mar.
2024
Apr.
2024

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

1,071.8 1,075.1 (p)1,077.7 (p)1,080.6

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

895.8 897.6 (p)897.0  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2023

Automotive service technicians and mechanics

9,750

Cashiers

610,860

Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food

37,200

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

106,120

Food preparation workers

17,920

Service station attendants

16,310

(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.
2023
Jan.
2024
Feb.
2024
Mar.
2024

Average hourly earnings

$19.73 $19.91 $19.95 (p)$19.76

Average weekly hours

32.6 32.3 32.3 (p)32.5

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

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Dec.
2023
Jan.
2024
Feb.
2024
Mar.
2024

Average hourly earnings

$31.0 $30.8 $30.7 (p)$31.0

Average weekly hours

17.99 18.10 18.07 (p)17.86

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2023
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Automotive service technicians and mechanics

20.60 22.08 42,850 45,920

Cashiers

13.87 14.12 28,860 29,380

Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food

13.98 14.35 29,070 29,840

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

18.36 20.10 38,180 41,810

Food preparation workers

13.90 14.07 28,900 29,270

Service station attendants

15.01 15.49 31,220 32,210

(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 2019 2020 2021 2022

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

51 41 31 43

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

Data series 2022

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

Total recordable cases

2.5

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

1.3

Cases involving days away from work

0.9

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.

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Jan.
2024
Feb.
2024
Mar.
2024
Apr.
2024

Producer price index

(p)87.574 (p)88.975 (p)88.563 (p)83.053

Percent change from previous month

  (p)-7.3% (p)1.6% (p)-0.5% (p)-6.2%

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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1st quarter
2021
2nd quarter
2021
3rd quarter
2021
4th quarter
2021

Number of establishments

Private industry

107,725 107,884 108,304 108,679

Local government

89 89 89 89

State government

1 1 1 1

Federal government

21 21 21 21

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Productivity

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2020 2021 2022 2023

Labor productivity index, output per hour

92.425 97.484 96.418  

Percent change from previous year

-4.6 5.5 -1.1  

Labor index, total labor hours

99.933 100.040 102.896 106.174

Percent change from previous year

-1.3 0.1 2.9 3.2

Output index

92.364 97.523 99.210  

Percent change from previous year

-5.8 5.6 1.7  

Unit labor costs index

123.034 125.177 136.005  

Percent change from previous year

11.7 1.7 8.7  

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

 

Data extracted on: May 17, 2024