Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

53-6031 Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants

Service automobiles, buses, trucks, boats, and other automotive or marine vehicles with fuel, lubricants, and accessories. Collect payment for services and supplies. May lubricate vehicle, change motor oil, install antifreeze, or replace lights or other accessories, such as windshield wiper blades or fan belts. May repair or replace tires.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
109,790 2.2 % $11.67 $24,280 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.61 $9.36 $10.78 $13.04 $16.54
Annual Wage (2) $17,900 $19,460 $22,420 $27,130 $34,410


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 44,380 4.88 $11.14 $23,170
Gasoline Stations 22,530 2.44 $10.64 $22,120
Other General Merchandise Stores 13,920 0.73 $12.96 $26,950
Automobile Dealers 11,480 0.90 $12.30 $25,590
Grocery Stores 3,780 0.14 $10.80 $22,470

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 44,380 4.88 $11.14 $23,170
Gasoline Stations 22,530 2.44 $10.64 $22,120
Automobile Dealers 11,480 0.90 $12.30 $25,590
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation 130 0.77 $12.17 $25,310
Other General Merchandise Stores 13,920 0.73 $12.96 $26,950

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 40 0.01 $23.45 $48,780
State Government (OES Designation) 130 0.01 $20.20 $42,020
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 240 0.01 $19.36 $40,280
Support Activities for Water Transportation 250 0.27 $17.31 $36,000
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,220 0.02 $17.01 $35,380


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 10,620 0.90 1.16 $12.07 $25,110
New Jersey 9,210 2.33 2.98 $10.08 $20,970
California 8,950 0.56 0.72 $13.47 $28,010
Oregon 5,770 3.22 4.12 $11.88 $24,700
New York 4,890 0.54 0.69 $10.97 $22,810




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon 5,770 3.22 4.12 $11.88 $24,700
New Jersey 9,210 2.33 2.98 $10.08 $20,970
South Dakota 580 1.39 1.78 $10.83 $22,520
Maryland 3,170 1.20 1.54 $10.84 $22,550
Arkansas 1,360 1.14 1.46 $11.92 $24,790




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Montana 80 0.18 0.23 $17.75 $36,920
North Dakota 320 0.74 0.95 $14.95 $31,090
District of Columbia (8) (8) (8) $14.63 $30,420
California 8,950 0.56 0.72 $13.47 $28,010
Washington 2,210 0.72 0.92 $13.44 $27,950





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,400 0.82 1.05 $10.32 $21,470
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 2,600 2.29 2.93 $12.56 $26,120
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 2,280 1.97 2.52 $9.73 $20,240
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,100 0.82 1.05 $10.65 $22,160
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,800 0.74 0.95 $12.51 $26,020
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,800 1.34 1.71 $10.53 $21,910
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,770 0.60 0.77 $12.23 $25,440
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,560 3.01 3.85 $10.45 $21,740
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,440 0.39 0.51 $12.94 $26,910
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,340 0.54 0.69 $12.25 $25,490