Gas Station Attendants in the United States pull down an average of $9.10 per hour. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Gas Station Attendants. Medical benefits are awarded to close to one-fifth, and roughly an eighth earn dental coverage. Gas Station Attendants who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 60 percent. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$14,838 - $58,175
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MEDIAN: $25,549
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$7.72 - $11.26
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$14,838 - $58,175  
   
Bonus
$175.00  
Total Pay (?
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$16,155 - $25,588  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.72 - $11.26  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.02 - $1.36  
Overtime
$7.20 - $18.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$175.00  
   
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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$16,155 - $25,588  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 267

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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

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

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Popular Skills for Gas Station Attendant


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Gas Station Attendants who took the survey. Those who have experience with Cleaning, Customer Service, and Cash Handling can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Most people experienced in Cash Handling also know 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. During the first five years of their careers, Gas Station Attendants see a median income of $19K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $20K. For Gas Station Attendants, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $23K. 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

Q: 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.

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Key Stats for Gas Station Attendant

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
062
Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Gas Station Attendant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$19,000


Skills That Affect Gas Station Attendant Salaries

Customer Service
0%

Cleaning
0%

National Average
$19,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 21%
dental benefits
Dental: 13%
vision benefits
Vision: 9%
dental benefits
None: 76%
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