Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants (53-6031)

Occupation description:  Service automobiles, buses, trucks, boats, and other automotive or marine vehicles with fuel, lubricants, and accessories. Collect payment for services and supplies. May lubricate vehicle, change motor oil, install antifreeze, or replace lights or other accessories, such as windshield wiper blades or fan belts. May repair or replace tires.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 259262 1.214 2842
United States 110,000121,700 10.66,200 12,60019,970

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with moderate employment opportunities. Read more.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 12.078.959.76 11.2413.4616.90
Alaska 14.2710.3511.34 13.3815.7119.32
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 14.0510.1611.82 13.7815.3218.81
Fairbanks North Star Borough 14.0510.0811.30 13.6415.7218.96
Southeast Region 14.0710.6612.24 13.8915.7218.26
Balance of State 14.6710.4411.03 12.0516.8825.56

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
35658 16.323.7 15.6
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation136
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation2
UI claimants previously working in occupation54
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 343
Number of job position postings 41
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 8.4

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: No formal educational credential Work experience: None On-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training