The Salary of a Car Wash Site Manager

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Some individuals like to spend their free time intricately washing their cars by hand; others prefer to spend their free time having fun and so they use a local carwash to keep their cars clean and spotless. Carwash managers supervise the carwash employees to ensure that cars come out shiny and clean. The salary for a carwash manager depends on experience and the location of the carwash.

Qualifications

  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are no educational qualifications for becoming a carwash manager. Some managers obtain a bachelor's degree in business or management. Those without a bachelor's degree may take classes in high school or college that focus on accounting, marketing, management or sales. Some managers simply work their way up in the business starting, as a low-level employee.

Median Salary

  • According to the BLS, the median annual salary for a carwash manager is $35,310. The middle 50 percent of site managers earned between $27,520 and $46,450. Carwashes typically offer their managers a weekly salary based on working more than 40 hours. Site managers are expected to work nights, weekends and holidays. This salary starts at around $550 a week. In addition, employers may offer health insurance, vacation pay and a year-end bonus.

Top-Paying States

  • The top-paying states for a carwash manager, according to the BLS, include Rhode Island at the top with an annual mean wage of $46,140 and an hourly mean wage of $22.18. New Jersey comes in second with an annual mean wage of $46,120 and an hourly mean wage of $22.17. New York falls in third with an annual mean wage of $45,570 and an hourly mean wage of $21.91.

Job Outlook

  • The BLS projects that job growth for carwash managers will grow more slowly (5%) than the average for all occupations over the next 10 years (10%). States with the highest employment level for carwash managers include California at 117,310 jobs, with an annual mean wage of $41,970 and an hourly mean wage of $20.18. Texas comes in second with 102,500 jobs and an annual mean wage of $39,820 and an hourly mean wage of $19.15.

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