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Gas Station Manager Salary (United States)

More than half of Gas Station Managers report fewer than five years in the field, making for a fairly junior workforce. The group as a whole takes home roughly $34K per year on average. Some workers in this field — half — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by one-half and dental plans are enjoyed by nearly one in three. Women Gas Station Managers just slightly outnumber men. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.
Gas Station Manager Salary (?
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$23,584 - $49,659
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MEDIAN: $34,155
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$8.69 - $15.45
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$23,584 - $49,659  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,787  
Commission
$0.00 - $2,035  
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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$19,374 - $46,004  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 130
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.69 - $15.45  
   
Overtime
$5.54 - $25.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,787  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $2,035  
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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$19,374 - $46,004  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 100
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Job Description for Gas Station Manager

Gas station managers ensure that their stations are running smoothly and efficiently and motorists are receiving fuel without issue. They are responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations, scheduling, keeping inventory, placing and receiving orders, hiring and training new staff, and selling promotional deals to customers. As managers, they also have higher duties such as creating and meeting budgets, maintaining fuel supply, writing rosters for staff, and reporting to company senior representatives.
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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Gas Station Managers who took the survey. Those who have experience with Customer Service, Operations Management, and People Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that pay less than market rate include People Management and Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Gas Station Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $27K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $33K. Gas Station Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $32K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $31K by contrast. Between one and nine years of experience is the norm for people in this field — a fair portion of those surveyed fit this bill. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up just under one-fifth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than one-tenth, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining fewer than one in twenty.

Gas Station Manager Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Gas Station Manager in DeKalb:
"Training."
While you will likely be hired for this position based on prior experience in the convenience store/gas station field, you may not start off with the necessary management skills. Do not assume your employer plans to give you any management training or advice. Utilize as many outside resources as you can to gain the skills you need to succeed.

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Experience Affects Gas Station Manager Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%
Experienced
up arrow 8%
Late-Career
up arrow 1%
National Average
$30,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Gas Station Manager Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 13%
National Average
$30,000
Operations Management
up arrow 15%
People Management
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
51%
female alumni
 
Male
49%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 50% dental benefits Dental: 34%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 49%