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Service Station Attendants

What they do?

Automotive service station attendants perform some or all of the following duties:

A. Rent boats, life jackets and other equipment and record rental data

B. Receive payment from customers

C. Maintain dock area and marina facilities and assist in seasonal moving of ramps and docks.

D. Refuel vehicles

E. Perform minor service and maintenance such as washing the windshield, checking fluid levels and air pressure, and replacing parts such as tires, light bulbs and windshield-wiper blades

F. Receive payment from customers

G. Perform minor property maintenance duties such as sweeping service station lot, trimming shrubs, scrubbing service bays and painting curbs

Where they find work?

1. Retail trade - 90.0%
2. Other services (except public administration) - 5.0%

What education do I need?

1. Some secondary school education is usually required.

2. Propane and natural gas pump attendants may require an operator's licence.

3. Most recent entrants have a trade/vocational certificate, and almost 3 in 10 have a Community College diploma.

High School Subject that will help:

1. Math
2. English

What can you expect to make:

The average hourly wages for Service Station Attendants is $7.79/HR, which is below average for occupations in the sale and service sector and are below average for all labouring and elemental occupations. These wages grew at an average rate from 2002 to 2004.

Average Wage

Service Station Attendants wages

Expected Wage by Age

Service Station Attendants Wage By Age


10% of Service Station Attendants are unemployed. This rate is close to the average for labouring and elemental occupations.


Service Station Attendants Unemployment

Trends in Unemployment

Service Station Attendants Trends in Unemployment

Current Job Outlook:

The job outlook for Service Station Attendants is considered Below Average because:

1. Employment grew at an average rate.

2. Hourly wages ($7.79) are below the average ($18.07), and the rate of wage growth is close to the average.

3. The unemployment rate (10%) is above the 2004 average (7%).

Future Job Prospects:

Your job outlook will continue to be Below Average because:

1. The employment growth rate will likely be close to the average.

2. Although the retirement rate will likely be below average, the number of retiring workers should contribute to job openings.

3. The number of job seekers will likely exceed the number of job openings.

Highest Concetration:

The highest concentrations are found in Alberta and Prince Edward Island while the lowest concentrations are in New Brunswick and Newfoundland.

Useful Experience:

1. Dealing with the public

2. Inventory

3. Databases

Part Time Workers

Service Station Attendants Part Time Workers

Part time workers:

55% of Service Station Attendants are employed only on a part-time basis. There were 28,000 workers employed in these occupations in 2004, a decrease of 17% since 1997.

Age Demographics

Service Station Attendants Age Demographics

Age Demographics:

The relatively high percentage of younger workers suggests more entry-level positions and jobs that may serve as stepping stones in a career. The retirement rate to 2009 will likely be below average because of a tendency to retire at an older-than-average age (63).

Self Employed

Service Station Attendants Self Employed

Self Employed:

Roughly 1% of Service Station Attendants are self-employed. This is considered Average for the industry as a whole.

Men vs Women

Service Station Attendants Men vs Women

Men vs Women:

19% of the individuals employed as Service Station Attendants are women. Compared to other industries, this is Average.