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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,620
25th Percentile Wage
$20,300
50th Percentile Wage
$23,390
75th Percentile Wage
$28,000
90th Percentile Wage
$35,160

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 $35,160. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $23,390. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,620. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 88% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of automotive and watercraft service attendants from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$23,390
4.15% 13.89%
2016
$22,420
3.84% -
2015
$21,560
3.06% -
2014
$20,900
2.06% -
2013
$20,470
1.61% -
2012
$20,140
- -

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

The average salaries of automotive and watercraft service attendants in 16 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 $45,940. The lowest paying sector is the professional, scientific, and technical services sector (annual salary $19,320).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$45,940
Construction
$37,640
Federal, State, and Local Government
$37,280
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$33,040
Educational Services
$30,230
Manufacturing
$28,430
Transportation and Warehousing
$26,140
Wholesale Trade
$26,050
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$24,830
Accommodation and Food Services
$24,440
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$23,690
Retail Trade
$23,430
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$23,040
Health Care and Social Assistance
$21,500
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$21,110
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$19,320

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 $19,540 to $33,450. The highest paying state for automotive and watercraft service attendants is Montana with a median annual salary of $33,450. The lowest paying state is Guam with a median annual salary of $19,540. 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
$33,450
North Dakota
$31,640
Iowa
$28,710
Alaska
$27,820
Connecticut
$27,510
Wyoming
$27,270
Washington
$27,210
Nebraska
$27,010
California
$26,990
Arizona
$25,680
Minnesota
$25,630
District of Columbia
$25,160
Massachusetts
$24,640
Arkansas
$24,510
South Dakota
$24,490
Nevada
$24,470
Illinois
$24,010
Colorado
$23,930
Oregon
$23,640
Florida
$23,620
Oklahoma
$23,530
Hawaii
$23,520
Texas
$23,510
Missouri
$23,470
Louisiana
$23,300
Kansas
$23,000
Vermont
$22,810
Virginia
$22,810
Georgia
$22,800
Idaho
$22,790
Rhode Island
$22,740
Delaware
$22,710
Mississippi
$22,690
South Carolina
$22,670
Utah
$22,640
New York
$22,640
New Hampshire
$22,570
Tennessee
$22,500
Ohio
$22,500
Maryland
$22,360
Indiana
$22,220
Pennsylvania
$22,170
New Mexico
$22,100
Kentucky
$22,040
Wisconsin
$21,680
West Virginia
$21,510
Alabama
$21,460
Michigan
$20,920
Virgin Islands
$20,700
Puerto Rico
$20,610
North Carolina
$20,450
New Jersey
$20,390
Maine
$19,720
Guam
$19,540



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