Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

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)
8,460 6.0 % $12.65 $26,320 2.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.41 $8.21 $10.24 $14.79 $20.78
Annual Wage (2) $15,410 $17,070 $21,300 $30,760 $43,230


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 2,140 $13.04 $27,120
Direct Selling Establishments 1,910 $13.31 $27,680
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 480 $12.85 $26,730
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 450 $10.77 $22,400
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 380 $9.77 $20,330

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers (8) $19.22 $39,990
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores 130 $14.27 $29,680
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 100 $13.86 $28,820
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 150 $13.75 $28,600
Social Advocacy Organizations 260 $13.64 $28,360


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Delaware 160 (8) (8) 0.388
Idaho 220 $11.31 $23,530 0.357
Indiana 570 $10.99 $22,860 0.205
Missouri 380 $10.91 $22,680 0.141
Wisconsin 340 $11.21 $23,310 0.127

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
New Jersey 80 $19.16 $39,860 0.022
Michigan 110 $18.72 $38,940 0.028
Utah 40 $18.22 $37,890 0.035
Tennessee 270 $17.29 $35,960 0.102
Texas 330 $16.99 $35,330 0.032


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

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

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Coeur d'Alene, ID 30 $13.13 $27,310 0.596
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 160 (8) (8) 0.487
Springfield, MO 80 $13.15 $27,340 0.432
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 170 $10.51 $21,860 0.230
St. Louis, MO-IL 290 $11.17 $23,240 0.223

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 80 $19.78 $41,130 0.055
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA (8) $16.97 $35,290 (8)
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ (8) $16.54 $34,400 (8)
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division (8) $16.07 $33,410 (8)
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 70 $15.76 $32,790 0.070


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan 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 XLS files.

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.

(8) Estimate not released.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2009 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010

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