Service Station Attendants

(NOC 6621)

in All Sales and Service

Service station attendants at 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 working in marinas sell fuel, rent boats and related equipment, and maintain marina facilities.

Job Outlook

Limited

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  • Estimate Weak growth employment change, 2021-2023
  • Estimate 25 openings due to growth and retirements, 2021-2023
  • Estimate Moderate rate of unemployment in 2022

Compared to: All Sales and Service

  • Estimate 10325 employment change, 2021-2023
  • Estimate 17495 openings due to growth and retirements, 2021-2023
  • Estimate rate of unemployment not available for these occupation.

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 not a large occupation in Nova Scotia so job opportunities may not be that frequent and jobseekers may face competition. The number employed in this occupation is expected to grow moderately over the next few years, which will likely provide some additional opportunities for employment (yet overall job prospects are still considered limited). With a moderate percent of workers being 55 years of age and older, retirements are expected to contribute somewhat to employment opportunities over the coming years. Service Station Attendants may either be working full-time or part-time hours.

Hourly Pay

$13.35

Minimum

$13.35

Median

$13.35

Maximum

Annual Pay

$4,199

Minimum

$13,899

Median

$32,167

Maximum

Compared to: All Sales and Service

Hourly Pay

$12.95

Minimum

$15.00

Median

$25.60

Maximum

Annual Pay

$2,949

Minimum

$16,629

Median

$45,086

Maximum

About the job

Nature of work

Service station attendants at 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 working in marinas sell fuel, rent boats and related equipment, and maintain marina facilities.

Job duties

Automotive service station attendants:

  • Refuel vehicles.
  • Complete minor service and maintenance like washing the windshield, checking fluid levels and air pressure, and replacing parts like light bulbs and windshield-wiper blades.
  • Receive payment from customers.
  • Carry out minor property maintenance duties like 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:

  • 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

  • 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

715

employed in 2016

43.8%

employed full-time

1.4%

self employed

30.6%
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69.4%
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24.2

median age

Compared to: All Sales and Service

102,605

employed in 2016

56.4%

employed full-time

5.8%

self employed

60.1%
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39.9%
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37

median age

Where will I likely work?

28.9%

Halifax

$13,487 median annual income
21.8%

Cape Breton

$16,279 median annual income
16.9%

North Shore

$12,511 median annual income
16.2%

Southern

$12,658 median annual income
16.2%

Annapolis Valley

$14,125 median annual income

Compared to: All NS Occupations

47.0%

Halifax

15.6%

North Shore

12.9%

Annapolis Valley

12.7%

Cape Breton

11.8%

Southern

Top Industries of Employment

100.0%

Retail trade

What is the age of Employment?

51.0%

15-24

13.0%

25-34

10.0%

55-64

10.0%

35-44

8.0%

65+

7.0%

45-54

Compared to: All Sales and Service

30.0%

15-24

17.2%

45-54

17.2%

25-34

16.1%

55-64

13.8%

35-44

Top levels of education

45.1%

High school

$15,769 median annual income
31.3%

Less than high school

$9,827 median annual income
10.4%

College Diploma

$13,014 median annual income
9.0%

Trade Certification

$19,033 median annual income
2.1%

Bachelor

N/A

Compared to: All Sales and Service

39.8%

High school

$15,705 median annual income
19.7%

Less than high school

$9,866 median annual income
19.5%

College Diploma

$20,644 median annual income
9.9%

Bachelor

$21,262 median annual income
8.0%

Trade Certification

$21,234 median annual income

Education & training

High School Diploma or Equivalent

High School Program

Adults without a high school diploma can contact the Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning (NSSAL) for tuition-free programming across the province. NSSAL oversees adult education programs in Nova Scotia. NSSAL partners with the Nova Scotia Community College, Adult High Schools, Université Sainte-Anne, and community-based learning organizations to deliver programs. NSSAL offers clear, accessible pathways from adult basic education to a high school credential or GED.

Institutions providing this program

Universite Sainte-Anne

Pointe-de-l'Église, NS

Nova Scotia Community College

Various, NS

Adult High Schools

Various, NS

Community Learning Organizations

Various, NS

Employment requirements & contacts

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Additional resources

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