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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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$30,790
75th Percentile Wage
$24,820
50th Percentile Wage
$20,900
25th Percentile Wage
$18,520
10th Percentile Wage
$17,180

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 $30,790. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $20,900. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,180. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 79% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Table 2. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $20,900 2.10%
2013 $20,470 1.64%
2012 $20,140 1.05%
2011 $19,930 2.00%
2010 $19,540 -

Table 2 shows the salary trend for automotive and watercraft service attendants from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 6.96%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 1.64%. We also note that the average annual wage had a small growth of 1.05% in 2012 and a moderate growth of 2.00% in 2011.

Table 3. Average Salary of Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Bridge and Lock Tenders
$48,120
Parking Lot Attendants
$19,800
Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants
$20,900
Traffic Technicians
$43,430
Transportation Inspectors
$69,170
Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants
$23,380
Other Transportation Workers
$33,790

Table 4. Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendant Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of automotive and watercraft service attendants in 13 major industry sectors are shown in Table 4. 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 federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $36,850. The lowest paying sector is the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector (annual salary $19,690).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$36,850
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$31,500
Utilities
$28,720
Construction
$28,440
Educational Services
$28,110
Transportation and Warehousing
$26,150
Wholesale Trade
$24,260
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$23,350
Accommodation and Food Services
$20,920
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$20,710
Retail Trade
$20,640
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$20,190
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$19,690

Table 5. 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 $17,590 to $28,840. The highest paying state for automotive and watercraft service attendants is Montana with a median annual salary of $28,840. The lowest paying state is Guam with a median annual salary of $17,590. 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
$28,840
Delaware
$25,180
Hawaii
$24,990
North Dakota
$23,970
Louisiana
$23,930
California
$23,840
Washington
$23,690
Alaska
$23,080
Nebraska
$22,920
Minnesota
$22,490
Colorado
$22,460
Utah
$22,210
Massachusetts
$22,140
Texas
$22,030
Iowa
$21,900
Virgin Islands
$21,860
New Hampshire
$21,850
Wyoming
$21,850
South Dakota
$21,840
Florida
$21,770
Arizona
$21,590
South Carolina
$21,580
Oklahoma
$21,570
Idaho
$21,400
Alabama
$21,300
Maryland
$21,280
Oregon
$21,280
Nevada
$21,270
New Mexico
$21,130
Kentucky
$20,900
Kansas
$20,640
Rhode Island
$20,580
Connecticut
$20,480
Ohio
$20,460
Georgia
$20,210
New York
$20,160
Illinois
$20,140
Michigan
$20,140
Virginia
$20,110
Mississippi
$19,780
Indiana
$19,770
Arkansas
$19,590
North Carolina
$19,470
Tennessee
$19,440
Missouri
$19,350
Pennsylvania
$19,290
Maine
$19,280
New Jersey
$19,070
Wisconsin
$18,990
West Virginia
$18,630
Puerto Rico
$17,900
Guam
$17,590