Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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
Geographic 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)
6,910 8.4 % $13.27 $27,600 2.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.22 $8.98 $10.66 $15.03 $21.74
Annual Wage (2) $17,110 $18,680 $22,160 $31,260 $45,210


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 (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Direct Selling Establishments 1,820 1.37 $13.28 $27,630
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 1,290 0.27 $15.32 $31,870
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 390 0.07 $12.42 $25,840
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 320 0.04 $9.32 $19,390
Building Finishing Contractors 230 0.04 $11.45 $23,810

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Direct Selling Establishments 1,820 1.37 $13.28 $27,630
Vending Machine Operators 120 0.31 $12.59 $26,190
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 1,290 0.27 $15.32 $31,870
Social Advocacy Organizations 230 0.12 $15.22 $31,650
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 390 0.07 $12.42 $25,840

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 1,290 0.27 $15.32 $31,870
Social Advocacy Organizations 230 0.12 $15.22 $31,650
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 160 0.02 $13.37 $27,810
Direct Selling Establishments 1,820 1.37 $13.28 $27,630
Residential Building Construction (8) (8) $13.21 $27,480


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,050 0.07 1.39 $11.88 $24,720
Texas 380 0.04 0.69 $13.17 $27,400
Illinois 340 0.06 1.13 $11.41 $23,740
Ohio 280 0.06 1.06 $12.65 $26,310
Virginia 270 0.07 1.39 $11.16 $23,220




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Delaware 120 0.30 5.64 $10.13 $21,080
Alaska 70 0.21 3.98 $12.37 $25,720
Oregon 210 0.13 2.46 $13.85 $28,800
Iowa 190 0.13 2.48 $15.83 $32,930
Nevada 140 0.12 2.30 $15.25 $31,720




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tennessee 220 0.09 1.59 $19.49 $40,550
Georgia 160 0.04 0.81 $17.83 $37,090
South Carolina 100 0.06 1.09 $17.29 $35,960
New York 220 0.03 0.49 $16.86 $35,070
Iowa 190 0.13 2.48 $15.83 $32,930





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 510 0.13 2.47 $11.10 $23,080
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 300 0.08 1.53 $11.47 $23,860
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 280 0.29 5.30 $13.97 $29,070
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 160 0.07 1.36 $17.88 $37,190
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 140 0.17 3.17 $15.25 $31,720
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 110 0.36 6.68 $9.88 $20,560
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 100 0.09 1.70 $9.55 $19,870
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 90 0.11 2.10 $10.36 $21,540
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 80 0.14 2.60 $12.96 $26,960
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 50 0.21 3.97 $11.87 $24,680




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 110 0.36 6.68 $9.88 $20,560
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 280 0.29 5.30 $13.97 $29,070
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 50 0.21 3.97 $11.87 $24,680
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 140 0.17 3.17 $15.25 $31,720
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 80 0.14 2.60 $12.96 $26,960
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 510 0.13 2.47 $11.10 $23,080
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 90 0.11 2.10 $10.36 $21,540
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 100 0.09 1.70 $9.55 $19,870
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 300 0.08 1.53 $11.47 $23,860
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 160 0.07 1.36 $17.88 $37,190




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 160 0.07 1.36 $17.88 $37,190
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.73 $15.89 $33,050
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $15.63 $32,510
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 140 0.17 3.17 $15.25 $31,720
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC (8) (8) (8) $14.81 $30,800
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 280 0.29 5.30 $13.97 $29,070
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN (8) (8) (8) $13.29 $27,650
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ (8) (8) (8) $13.12 $27,290
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 80 0.14 2.60 $12.96 $26,960
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA (8) (8) (8) $12.85 $26,730


About May 2011 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2011 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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