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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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, refill antifreeze, or replace lights or other accessories, such as windshield wiper blades or fan belts. May repair or replace tires. Excludes “Cashiers” (41-2011).


National estimates for Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants
Industry profile for Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants
Geographic profile for Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants

National estimates for Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
111,480 1.7 % $ 14.40 $ 29,960 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 11.05 $ 12.00 $ 14.10 $ 14.92 $ 18.18
Annual Wage (2) $ 22,980 $ 24,960 $ 29,330 $ 31,030 $ 37,810


Industry profile for Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 34,820 3.80 $ 13.74 $ 28,580
Automobile Dealers 21,480 1.76 $ 14.91 $ 31,010
Gasoline Stations 18,780 2.03 $ 13.86 $ 28,830
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 6,170 0.21 $ 13.10 $ 27,240
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 2,050 0.18 $ 14.51 $ 30,170

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 34,820 3.80 $ 13.74 $ 28,580
Gasoline Stations 18,780 2.03 $ 13.86 $ 28,830
Automobile Dealers 21,480 1.76 $ 14.91 $ 31,010
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation 120 0.96 $ 15.11 $ 31,420
Urban Transit Systems 150 0.38 $ 19.78 $ 41,140

Top paying industries for Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 100 (7) $ 25.79 $ 53,650
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 40 0.01 $ 23.10 $ 48,050
Support Activities for Water Transportation 60 0.07 $ 22.73 $ 47,280
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 160 0.01 $ 20.82 $ 43,300
School and Employee Bus Transportation 140 0.08 $ 20.78 $ 43,230


Geographic profile for Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants:

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



Map of employment of automotive and watercraft service attendants by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 10,710 0.88 1.11 $ 14.06 $ 29,250
New Jersey 10,510 2.73 3.45 $ 13.71 $ 28,510
California 7,730 0.47 0.59 $ 16.38 $ 34,080
Oregon 7,580 4.15 5.25 $ 14.38 $ 29,910
Florida 5,140 0.60 0.75 $ 14.22 $ 29,570


Map of location quotient of automotive and watercraft service attendants by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon 7,580 4.15 5.25 $ 14.38 $ 29,910
New Jersey 10,510 2.73 3.45 $ 13.71 $ 28,510
Wyoming 430 1.65 2.08 $ 15.16 $ 31,530
Arkansas 1,660 1.39 1.76 $ 13.32 $ 27,700
South Dakota 520 1.23 1.56 $ 14.11 $ 29,340


Map of annual mean wages of automotive and watercraft service attendants by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 150 0.27 0.34 $ 22.06 $ 45,880
Alaska 330 1.12 1.41 $ 17.65 $ 36,710
Washington 3,360 1.05 1.33 $ 17.03 $ 35,410
Massachusetts 1,890 0.56 0.70 $ 16.53 $ 34,380
Rhode Island 150 0.34 0.43 $ 16.41 $ 34,120



Map of employment of automotive and watercraft service attendants by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 8,910 1.03 1.30 $ 14.81 $ 30,810
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 3,270 2.91 3.68 $ 15.21 $ 31,650
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3,030 0.84 1.07 $ 14.57 $ 30,310
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,680 1.01 1.27 $ 13.15 $ 27,360
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,530 0.98 1.24 $ 12.95 $ 26,940
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,390 0.42 0.53 $ 16.02 $ 33,330
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,180 0.75 0.95 $ 14.43 $ 30,010
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,870 0.44 0.56 $ 15.49 $ 32,210
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,620 0.85 1.07 $ 18.06 $ 37,570
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 1,570 0.87 1.10 $ 14.78 $ 30,750


Map of location quotient of automotive and watercraft service attendants by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grants Pass, OR 210 7.61 9.61 $ 13.83 $ 28,770
Medford, OR 490 5.68 7.18 $ 14.22 $ 29,570
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 320 5.38 6.80 $ 12.65 $ 26,300
Albany, OR 230 5.06 6.40 $ 14.36 $ 29,880
Bend-Redmond, OR 420 4.97 6.28 $ 14.20 $ 29,530
Ocean City, NJ 190 4.74 5.99 $ 13.40 $ 27,870
Eugene, OR 680 4.63 5.85 $ 13.83 $ 28,770
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 490 4.22 5.34 $ 12.86 $ 26,760
Salem, OR 660 3.89 4.92 $ 14.57 $ 30,300
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 3,270 2.91 3.68 $ 15.21 $ 31,650