Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 2003

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.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation

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)
18,730 6.0 % $13.64 $28,370 2.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $6.39 $7.51 $11.06 $17.36 $24.47
Annual Wage (2) $13,290 $15,630 $23,000 $36,110 $50,900

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Newspaper, book, and directory publishers 2,850 $9.76 $20,310
Direct selling establishments 1,730 $12.06 $25,090
Cable and other program distribution 760 $16.17 $33,620
Office supplies, stationery, and gift stores 700 $13.43 $27,930
Grocery and Related Product Wholesalers 690 $19.20 $39,930

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Printing and related support activities 190 $33.94 $70,600
Metal and mineral merchant wholesalers 80 $27.95 $58,150
Paper and paper product merchant wholesalers (7) $27.89 $58,020
Drycleaning and laundry services 220 $22.81 $47,430
Commercial equip. merchant wholesalers (7) $22.57 $46,940

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
Wisconsin 1,110 $8.12 $16,890 0.041%
Kentucky 500 $15.77 $32,800 0.029%
Iowa 350 $13.23 $27,520 0.025%
Missouri 630 $18.28 $38,030 0.024%
Tennessee 580 $16.18 $33,650 0.022%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Louisiana 400 $19.47 $40,490 0.022%
Pennsylvania 600 $19.01 $39,530 0.011%
Missouri 630 $18.28 $38,030 0.024%
Mississippi 230 $18.00 $37,440 0.021%
Indiana 260 $17.81 $37,050 0.009%

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
Janesville-Beloit, WI MSA 120 $8.39 $17,450 0.184%
Charleston, WV MSA 60 $16.28 $33,860 0.048%
Gainesville, FL MSA 50 $15.35 $31,920 0.042%
Lowell, MA-NH PMSA 50 $19.68 $40,940 0.041%
Peoria-Pekin, IL MSA 60 $10.41 $21,660 0.037%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Pittsburgh, PA MSA (7) $23.48 $48,830 (7)
Columbus, OH MSA 50 $22.17 $46,110 0.006%
Orlando, FL MSA 170 $22.07 $45,900 0.019%
Kansas City, MO-KS MSA 100 $21.50 $44,720 0.011%
Knoxville, TN MSA 60 $21.41 $44,530 0.018%

About November 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include 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.

(7) Estimates not released.

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November 2003 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Technical notes

Last Modified Date: April 19, 2005

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