Gasoline Markups

Q: How much do gas stations make on a gallon of gas?

A: Gas stations make about 5-6% on a gallon of gas. For example, if gas is $2.00 the station makes about 10-12 cents on each gallon sold. Then if the customer uses a credit card, the station may lose 1-3% of the sale to the credit card company. In reality, stations make more money on service work or convenience items than on gasoline. For example, a can of soda is commonly marked up 100%.