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Gas Station Attendant Salary

Earnings for Gas Station Attendants in the United States come in at around $8.31 per hour on average. More than half of Gas Station Attendants (68 percent) survey respondents are men. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by just under one in five, and fewer than one in ten earn vision coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
$7.27 - $10.28
MEDIAN: $8.00

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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$7.27 - $10.28  
Hourly Tips
$0.07 - $6.21  
$3.70 - $15.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0.00 - $127.66  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
$15,232 - $23,269  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 247
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Job Description for Gas Station Attendant

Gas station attendants are responsible for taking money from customers making purchases from a gas station. In addition to fuel, customers may be purchasing food, toiletries, lottery tickets, and other items. Attendants may also be responsible for filling customers' gas tanks in states that do not allow self-service; in this case, they activate fuel pumps and fill fuel tanks with gasoline or diesel fuel to the amount the customer requested. Gas station attendants also clean the inside and outside of the store, including pick up trash and dispose of it properly. They frequently work outside during inclement weather, which may include rain, snow, and hot weather. They also order new stock when necessary and stock or rotate items on the shelves. The end of the shift involves calculating total payments received during the shift and tallying up total sales received.


Gas Station Attendant Tasks

  • Record purchases in register.
  • Monitor gas dispensers and collect money for gas, oil and cigarettes purchased by customers.
  • Show and assist customers in dispensing gasoline.
  • Maintain sanitation of kiosks, dispensers, islands and other station equipment.
  • Observe flow of automobiles being filled with gasoline.

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Typical Gas Station Attendants report a focused set of job skills. Cash Handling and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Employees educated in Cash Handling are typically practiced in Customer Service, too.

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Experience Affects Gas Station Attendant Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Gas Station Attendant Salaries

Cash Handling
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Customer Service

National Average

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.


32 %
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 18% dental benefits Dental: 16%
vision benefits Vision: 9% employee benefits None: 80%