Gas Station Attendant

Fill up tanks, check oil levels, and run the till at a gas station.
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Salary Range
$16,000 – $29,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Gas Station Attendants do?

Gas Station Attendants assist customers with their car care needs. As a Gas Station Attendant, you rely on a variety of job skills, depending on the type of gas station you work for. No matter where you’re employed, though, personal communication and customer service skills are essential.

Gas stations that also provide automobile maintenance services often rely on the Gas Station Attendant to perform light mechanical duties, such as filling tires with air or checking the oil. These duties are typically done in addition to retail duties, like completing cash register transactions and suggesting other products and services (think beverages, snacks, or car washes).

A positive attitude and an ability to maintain your composure while under stress (not all customers will be happy) are essential to this customer-driven position. While waiting for customers to arrive, you stock shelves (with candy, drinks, motor oil, etc.) and keep the gas station clean.

Physical strength and stamina are also required, as you should expect to stand for several hours and lift up to 50 pounds repeatedly. The hours vary depending on the time of year (some are busier than others), providing flexibility in scheduling. In spite of the exhausting work though, your days are brightened as you develop relationships and friendships with frequent customers, which sometimes is more than enough reward.


Should I be a Gas Station Attendant?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Filling Station Attendant, Filling Station Laborer, Garage Attendant, Gasateria Attendant, Gas Attendant See More

    How to become a Gas Station Attendant

    Most Gas Station Attendants have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9kaaaa&chl=no+college+%2886%25%29|certificate+%2814%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,86,86
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