Gas Station Attendant Salary

Gas Station Attendants in the United States can expect to earn an average of $8.40 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $7.31 per hour and $10.38. Male Gas Station Attendants who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (66 percent) are men. About a fifth claim medical and dental insurance and fewer than one in ten get vision coverage. Most Gas Station Attendants are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$14,575 - $40,715

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$7.31 - $10.38

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$14,575 - $40,715  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $101.74  
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).
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$15,280 - $23,415  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$7.31 - $10.38  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $6.12  
Overtime
$1.67 - $15.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Bonus
$0.00 - $101.74  
   
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).
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$15,280 - $23,415  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 291
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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.

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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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Popular Skills for Gas Station Attendant


Gas Station Attendants report a narrow range of specific skills. Those who have experience with Cash Handling, Customer Service, and Cleaning can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that pay less than market rate include Cleaning. It is not unusual for someone who knows Cash Handling to be familiar with Customer Service as well.

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Experience Affects Gas Station Attendant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$18,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Gas Station Attendant Salaries

National Average
$18,000

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Cash Handling
up arrow 2%

Cleaning
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
23%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 20% dental benefits Dental: 15%
vision benefits Vision: 9% employee benefits None: 80%
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