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Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendant Salary Information

The salary statistics of automotive and watercraft service attendants are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of automotive and watercraft service attendants within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The automotive and watercraft service attendants annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendant Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,900
25th Percentile Wage
$19,460
50th Percentile Wage
$22,420
75th Percentile Wage
$27,130
90th Percentile Wage
$34,410

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for automotive and watercraft service attendants. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) automotive and watercraft service attendants is $34,410. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $22,420. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,900. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 92% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of automotive and watercraft service attendants from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201622,4203.84%10.17%
201521,5603.06%-
201420,9002.06%-
201320,4701.61%-
201220,140--

Table 2. Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendant Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of automotive and watercraft service attendants in 14 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for automotive and watercraft service attendants occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $43,570. The lowest paying sector is the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector (annual salary $20,040).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$43,570
Federal, State, and Local Government
$36,680
Construction
$35,710
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$31,360
Wholesale Trade
$26,520
Manufacturing
$26,330
Transportation and Warehousing
$25,910
Educational Services
$25,800
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$25,430
Retail Trade
$22,570
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$21,890
Accommodation and Food Services
$21,640
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$21,630
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$20,040

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants by States

From the above tables we note that not only automotive and watercraft service attendants salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of automotive and watercraft service attendants in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,360 to $40,630. The highest paying state for automotive and watercraft service attendants is Montana with a median annual salary of $40,630. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,360. For more salary information of automotive and watercraft service attendants profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Montana
$40,630
North Dakota
$30,730
Iowa
$27,450
District of Columbia
$26,650
Alaska
$25,990
Washington
$25,780
Nebraska
$25,650
California
$25,330
Wyoming
$25,210
Nevada
$24,780
Minnesota
$24,690
Oklahoma
$24,630
Massachusetts
$23,560
Arizona
$23,470
Colorado
$23,440
Texas
$23,410
Missouri
$23,380
Oregon
$23,370
South Carolina
$23,170
Illinois
$22,990
Arkansas
$22,920
Louisiana
$22,770
Delaware
$22,750
Indiana
$22,390
Idaho
$22,380
Florida
$22,370
Hawaii
$22,350
Ohio
$22,230
Virginia
$22,170
Mississippi
$22,150
New Mexico
$22,060
Kansas
$21,930
Connecticut
$21,890
Rhode Island
$21,870
Tennessee
$21,870
New Hampshire
$21,860
South Dakota
$21,800
Utah
$21,670
New York
$21,260
Virgin Islands
$21,080
Georgia
$21,060
Pennsylvania
$20,850
West Virginia
$20,790
Michigan
$20,270
Alabama
$20,130
Maryland
$20,110
New Jersey
$19,920
Kentucky
$19,810
Wisconsin
$19,790
North Carolina
$19,680
Vermont
$19,090
Guam
$18,850
Maine
$18,390
Puerto Rico
$18,360


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