Gas Station Attendant Salary
Gas Station Attendants in the United States take home approximately $9.29 per hour on average. Experience level and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Gas Station Attendants (61 percent) who took the survey are men. Just under a fifth report receiving medical coverage from their employers and nearly one in eight collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
|Total Pay (||$16,637 - $27,768|
|Hourly Rate||$7.95 - $11.81|
|Hourly Tips||$0.09 - $2.25|
|Overtime||$7.04 - $21.39|
|Total Pay (||$16,637 - $27,768|
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.Read More...
Generally, gas station attendant positions require applicants be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma or equivalent, and have basic math skills, although requirements may vary depending on the position and company. These individuals must also have good customer service skills, as they frequently deal with a wide variety of customers over the course of their shifts. Attendants should expect to spend most (if not all) of their shifts standing and/or sitting at a counter or pump and should be able to complete basic physical tasks such as lifting, cleaning, and stocking.
As gas stations are often open 24 hours, the attendant's hours may vary depending on the position and company; the attendant may work day, evening, and/or overnight shifts. This is an entry-level position that may include the opportunity to advance to a supervisory position at their gas station. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
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
Gas Station Attendants who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Those who have experience with Customer Service, Cleaning, and Cash Handling can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that pay less than market rate include Cash Handling. It is often found that people who know Cash Handling are also skilled in Cleaning.
Pay by Experience Level for Gas Station Attendant
Pay by Experience for a Gas Station Attendant has a positive trend. An entry-level Gas Station Attendant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $19,000 based on 217 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Gas Station Attendant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $20,000 based on 29 salaries. An experienced Gas Station Attendant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 21 salaries. A Gas Station Attendant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 6 salaries.
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