Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, 2002

41-9091 Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers

Sell goods or services door-to-door or on the street.

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National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
25,780 4.3 % $14.48 $30,120 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $6.46 $7.89 $12.18 $18.48 $25.77
Annual Wage (2) $13,430 $16,420 $25,340 $38,430 $53,610

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Newspaper, book, and directory publishers 3,460 $9.32 $19,390 1 62
Direct selling establishments 2,260 $11.45 $23,830 2 53
Cable and other subscription programming 1,110 $15.45 $32,130 3 37
Cable and other program distribution 1,050 $18.34 $38,140 4 21
Grocery and Related Product Wholesalers 910 $19.49 $40,540 5 18

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Machinery and equipment rental and leasing 50 $28.54 $59,370 48 1
Metal and mineral merchant wholesalers 40 $27.24 $56,650 53 2
Printing and related support activities 400 $26.09 $54,260 19 3
Drycleaning and laundry services 200 $24.07 $50,060 28 4
Commercial equip. merchant wholesalers 590 $22.68 $47,180 12 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Maine 240 $14.97 $31,140 0.040% 293
Florida 2,540 $17.08 $35,530 0.036% 286
Wisconsin 940 $9.69 $20,150 0.035% 607
Tennessee 790 $16.43 $34,170 0.030% 287
Louisiana 520 $17.38 $36,160 0.028% 252

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Mississippi 210 $19.93 $41,460 0.019% 144
New Hampshire 70 $19.66 $40,900 0.012% 170
North Carolina 710 $18.80 $39,110 0.019% 221
Rhode Island (6) $18.72 $38,940 (6) 219
South Carolina 130 $17.69 $36,790 0.007% 238

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Eau Claire, WI MSA 50 $16.47 $34,260 0.068%
Fayetteville, NC MSA 70 $16.81 $34,970 0.065%
Tallahassee, FL MSA 80 $20.48 $42,600 0.051%
Knoxville, TN MSA 160 $16.35 $34,000 0.048%
Utica-Rome, NY MSA 60 $9.63 $20,030 0.047%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC MSA 310 $23.50 $48,870 0.039%
Baton Rouge, LA MSA (6) $23.46 $48,800 (6)
Pittsburgh, PA MSA (6) $23.13 $48,110 (6)
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL MSA 40 $22.07 $45,900 0.022%
Lansing-East Lansing, MI MSA (6) $22.00 $45,770 (6)

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: November 26, 2003

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