Gas Station Attendant Salary

Median pay for Gas Station Attendants in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $8.33 per hour. Male Gas Station Attendants are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 67 percent of professionals. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Nearly one in five report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and approximately one in ten collect vision insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$7.29 - $10.26
(Median)
$7
$8
$10
MEDIAN: $8.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$7.29 - $10.26  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $6.21  
Overtime
$3.72 - $15.69  
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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$15,287 - $23,254  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 264

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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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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Gas Station Attendants who took the survey. Cash Handling and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. 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

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$18,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Gas Station Attendant Salaries

National Average
$18,000

Cash Handling
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
22%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 20% dental benefits Dental: 17%
vision benefits Vision: 10% employee benefits None: 78%