Service Station Attendants

(NOC 6621)

in All Sales and Service

Service station attendants employed in automotive service stations sell fuel and other automotive products and perform such services as fuelling, cleaning, lubricating and performing minor repairs to motor vehicles. Those employed in marinas sell fuel, rent boats and related equipment, and maintain marina facilities.

Job Outlook

Limited

Read more

  • Estimate decline sharply employment change, 2017-2019
  • Estimate -10 openings due to growth and retirements, 2017-2019
  • Estimate Moderate rate of unemployment in 2016

Compared to: All Sales and Service

  • Estimate Decline slightly employment change, 2017-2019
  • Estimate 5260 openings due to growth and retirements, 2017-2019
  • Estimate Moderate rate of unemployment in 2016

The employment outlook over the next few years for this occupational group is “limited”, which indicates the chances of a qualified individual finding work is below average when compared with other occupations in Nova Scotia. This is a moderate sized occupation in Nova Scotia so some job opportunities may occur through turnover. However, jobseekers may face some competition for those positions. The number employed in this occupation is expected to decline significantly over the next few years, which will limit the number of new opportunities available. With a large percent of workers being 55 years of age and older, retirements are expected to be a key contributor to employment opportunities over the coming years. Service Station Attendants may either be working full-time or part-time hours.

The median employment income for 27% of Service Station Attendants who worked full-time, year-round in 2015 was $23,644. Across all occupations in Nova Scotia, 59% of those who worked full-time year round had a median employment income of $43,600.
(Source: 2016 Census)

Hourly Pay

$11.55

Minimum

$11.55

Median

$17.40

Maximum

Annual Pay

$4,199

Minimum

$13,899

Median

$32,167

Maximum

Compared to: All Sales and Service

Hourly Pay

$11.55

Minimum

$12.50

Median

$21.17

Maximum

Annual Pay

$2,949

Minimum

$16,629

Median

$45,086

Maximum

About the job

Nature of work

Service station attendants employed in automotive service stations sell fuel and other automotive products and perform such services as fuelling, cleaning, lubricating and performing minor repairs to motor vehicles. Those employed in marinas sell fuel, rent boats and related equipment, and maintain marina facilities.

Job duties

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

  • Refuel vehicles.
  • 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.
  • Receive payment from customers.
  • Perform minor property maintenance duties such as sweeping service station lot, trimming shrubs, scrubbing service bays and painting curbs.
  • May pick up and deliver customers' cars for service station automotive repair department.

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

  • Refuel boats.
  • Pump boat's marine septic system.
  • Rent boats, life jackets and other equipment and record rental data.
  • Receive payment from customers.
  • Maintain dock area and marina facilities and assist in seasonal moving of ramps and docks.

Sample job titles

  • gas bar attendant (except self-service)
  • gas station attendant (except self-serve)
  • propane gas pump attendant
  • pump attendant - service station
  • pump operator - service station
  • service attendant - gas station
  • service station attendant

Skills

To work in these jobs, you should have good health, physical stamina, and manual dexterity. You must also be able to work on your own and carry out instructions given by a supervisor.

Job requirements

  • Some high school education is usually required.
  • Propane and natural gas pump attendants may require an operator's licence.

Other considerations

Work in these jobs tends to be seasonal, with employment levels peaking in the summer months. Service station attendants are expected to work evenings, weekends, and holidays.

By the numbers

Quick look

565

employed in 2016

46.9%

employed full-time

1.8%

self employed

30.1%
Icons/female Created with Sketch.
69.9%
Icons/male Created with Sketch.
24.2

median age

Compared to: All Sales and Service

102,605

employed in 2016

59.4%

employed full-time

6.2%

self employed

60.1%
Icons/female Created with Sketch.
39.9%
Icons/male Created with Sketch.
37

median age

Where will I likely work?

28.7%

Halifax

21.7%

Cape Breton

16.8%

Northern

16.1%

Southern

16.1%

Annapolis Valley

Compared to: All NS Occupations

47.0%

Halifax

15.6%

Northern

12.9%

Annapolis Valley

12.7%

Cape Breton

11.8%

Southern

Top Industries of Employment

99.1%

Retail Trade

0.9%

Other Industries

What is the age of Employment?

50.5%

15-24

19.2%

25-34

10.1%

45-54

10.1%

55-64

8.1%

35-44

2.0%

65+

Compared to: All Sales and Service

35.7%

25-34

28.6%

35-44

21.4%

55-64

Top levels of education

45.5%

High school

$14,666 median annual income
29.5%

Less than high school

$8,630 median annual income
12.1%

College certificate or diploma

$16,809 median annual income
9.8%

Trades certificate

$17,312 median annual income
2.3%

Bachelor's degree

$17,764 median annual income

Compared to: All Sales and Service

40.4%

High school

$12,982 median annual income
19.9%

College certificate or diploma

$19,514 median annual income
18.8%

Less than high school

$9,486 median annual income
10.0%

Bachelor's degree

$20,807 median annual income
8.0%

Trades certificate

$18,797 median annual income

Education & training

Adult high school/secondary diploma programs

This program is typically offered at the high school level.

The Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning (NSSAL) administers, coordinates, and supports the development and delivery of adult education programs through learning partners in Nova Scotia. Our learning partners include the Nova Scotia Community College, Adult High Schools, Université Sainte-Anne, and community-based learning organizations that offer tuition-free programming across the province. NSSAL offers clear, accessible pathways from adult basic education to a high school credential or GED, empowering Nova Scotians to achieve their learning and employment goals.

Institutions providing this program

Universite Sainte-Anne

Siège Social: 1695, Route 1

Pointe-de-l'Église, NS B0W 1M0

(902) 769-2114

Nova Scotia Community College - Adult Learning

PO Box 220

Halifax, NS B3J 2M4

(866) 679-6722

Adult High Schools

Various, NS

Community Learning Organizations

Various, NS

Employment requirements & contacts

No regulating bodies were found under this occupation profile

No contacts were found under this occupation profile

Additional resources

There are no additional resources for this occupation.

Job postings

Tire & Lube Express (TLE) Sales Associate

Tire & Lube Express (TLE) Technician

View all job postings