Car Washes Industry - Market Research, Statistics, and Financial Data

Car Washes - Market Size and Industry Forecast

This Car Washes report analyzes current industry size and predicts future trends. It provides overall industry revenue from 2014 through the present, and predicts industry growth and decline through 2024. Total revenue includes both public and private companies.

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
Market Size (Total Revenue)


% Growth Rate
Number of Companies
Total Employees
Average Revenue per Company
Average Employees per Company
Source: U.S. government data.

Industry Revenue ($ Billions)

Car Washes Industry Revenue
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020

Historical market size and five-year projections show growth trends in industry sales and revenue. This economic model is based on short- and long-term trends. The industry size is determined by total revenue generated within the industry from all products and services sold. Growth and decline in the industry shows total opportunity for companies. The car washes research report reveals both the historical trends and five-year forecast, calculated by Pell Research's econometric models. Market share, measured in billions of dollars, includes both public and private companies. Use this information to identify industry trends and predict future growth patterns.

Car Washes - Geographic Breakdown by U.S. State

Market size by state evaluates local opportunity and measures the number of companies located in the region. Each state's growth rate is affected by regional economic conditions. Data by state can be used to pinpoint profitable and nonprofitable locations for car washes companies in the United States.

Car Washes Revenue by State

Market Share by State

Car Washes - Distribution by Company Size

Company Size All Industries Car Washes
Small Business (< 5 Employees)


Small Business (5 - 20)
Midsized Business (20 - 100)
Large Business (100 - 500)
Enterprise (> 500)

Car Washes - Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial statement analysis determines averages for the following industry forces:
The report includes a traditional income statement from an "average" company (both public and private companies included).

Industry Average Percent of Sales
Total Revenue


Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold (COGS)
Gross Profit
Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
Earnings Before Interest and Taxes (EBIT)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit

Average Income Statement

Average Income Statement

Cost of Goods Sold

Salaries, Wages, and Benefits



Depreciation and Amortization

Officer Compensation

Net Income

Car Washes - Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratios allow a company's performance to be compared against that of its peers.

Financial RatioIndustry Average
Profitability Ratios


Profit Margin
Liquidity Ratios
Current Ratio
Quick Ratio
Activity Ratios
Average Collection Period
Asset Turnover Ratio
Receivables Turnover Ratio
Inventory Conversion Ratio

Car Washes · Product Mix

Product Description Description Revenue
($ Millions)
Industry total


Washing & cleaning services for cars & light trucks
Washing & cleaning for cars & light trucks - auto washing/waxing
Washing & cleaning for cars & light trucks - detailing services
Washing & cleaning for cars & light trucks - hand washing
Washing & cleaning for cars & light trucks - self-service washing
Washing & cleaning service for other road transportation vehicles
Scheduled & preventative maintenance for cars & light trucks
Scheduled & preventative maintenance for cars/light trucks - oil change
Resale of merchandise

Car Washes - Compensation and Salary Surveys

TitlePercent of Workforce Bottom Quartile Average (Median) Salary Upper Quartile
Management Occupations 2%


Chief Executives 0%
General and Operations Managers 2%
Sales and Related Occupations 6%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 11%
Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 9%
Automotive Technicians and Repairers 8%
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 7%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 76%
Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers 6%
First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors 6%
First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors 6%
Other Transportation Workers 16%
Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants 15%
Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants 15%
Material Moving Workers 53%
Laborers and Material Movers, Hand 53%
Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 53%

Car Washes - Government Contracts

In 2008, the federal government spent a total of $1,811,090 on the car washes industry. It has awarded 161 contracts to 29 companies, with an average value of $62,451 per company.

Car Washes and Adjacent Industries · Top Companies

Company Address Revenue
($ Millions)


Car Washes Industry Report
Geography United States  
Publication Date June 2019
Report Format PDF Download  
Price $1,000.00

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