Median pay for Gas Station Attendants in the United States is around $9.03 per hour. Experience level and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Gas Station Attendants claim high levels of job satisfaction. Just under a fifth report receiving medical coverage from their employers and around a tenth collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$16,200 - $54,678
(Median)
$16K
$25K
$55K
MEDIAN: $24,986
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$7.74 - $11.04
(Median)
$7
$9
$11
MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$16,200 - $54,678  
   
Bonus
$196.53  
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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$16,193 - $25,530  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 14
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$7.74 - $11.04  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.02 - $1.36  
Overtime
$7.35 - $17.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Bonus
$196.53  
   
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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$16,193 - $25,530  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 269
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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


Survey takers who work as Gas Station Attendants report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Cleaning, Customer Service, and Cash Handling can expect to be compensated well for these skills. For most people, competency in Cash Handling indicates knowledge of Cleaning.

Pay by Experience Level for Gas Station Attendant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Gas Station Attendants — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $19K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $20K. On average, Gas Station Attendants make $22K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $26K.

Gas Station Attendant Reviews

What is it like working as a Gas Station Attendant?

Gas Station Attendant in Lansing:
"Gas station experience."
Pros: I like being able to get to know my customers. I know most of them by name. For this reason, I like being able to work at one location for a considerable time. I have always organized and controlled the cooler in my stores. This is the source of a large percentage of sales, and it's crucial to have organized and well stocked. My doing this also relieves the manager of one responsibility and a great deal of time. This has always been a source of pride for me.
Cons: The long hours on my feet on a concrete floor have taken a toll on my legs and feet. My only other issue is the occasional stranger who looks at service people as beneath the need to be treated with respect. Luckily, most people are respectful and courteous.

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Gas Station Attendant in Taunton:
"Dead End Job."
Only work there as a stepping stone. Semi-decent job to have, while attending college. Flexible hours, and Minimum pay make for a huge reason to get a degree.

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Experience Affects Gas Station Attendant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$19,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Gas Station Attendant Salaries

Cleaning
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National Average
$19,000

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Cash Handling
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 19%
dental benefits
Dental: 11%
medical benefits
Vision: 7%
dental benefits
None: 78%
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