Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
6,090 9.9 % $12.18 $25,330 3.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.03 $8.70 $9.82 $13.46 $18.93
Annual Wage (2) $16,690 $18,100 $20,430 $27,990 $39,370


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)
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 2,610 0.60 $10.89 $22,640
Direct Selling Establishments 830 0.63 $14.84 $30,870
Residential Building Construction 290 0.05 $12.23 $25,450
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 250 0.04 $10.45 $21,740
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 170 0.02 $11.60 $24,130

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 830 0.63 $14.84 $30,870
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 2,610 0.60 $10.89 $22,640
Vending Machine Operators 110 0.29 $15.17 $31,550
Residential Building Construction 290 0.05 $12.23 $25,450
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 250 0.04 $10.45 $21,740

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Special Food Services (8) (8) $15.67 $32,590
Vending Machine Operators 110 0.29 $15.17 $31,550
Direct Selling Establishments 830 0.63 $14.84 $30,870
Residential Building Construction 290 0.05 $12.23 $25,450
Employment Services 80 (7) $11.72 $24,380


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 650 0.04 0.96 $15.31 $31,840
Indiana 390 0.14 2.95 $13.44 $27,960
New York 330 0.04 0.84 (8) (8)
Texas 220 0.02 0.44 $11.43 $23,770
Missouri 220 0.08 1.80 $11.48 $23,880




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)
Montana 90 0.21 4.61 $11.49 $23,890
Alaska 70 0.20 4.40 $13.26 $27,580
Indiana 390 0.14 2.95 $13.44 $27,960
Nevada 140 0.12 2.64 $13.42 $27,910
Oregon 170 0.10 2.21 $12.93 $26,900




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tennessee 70 0.03 0.55 $17.50 $36,400
Maryland (8) (8) (8) $15.55 $32,350
California 650 0.04 0.96 $15.31 $31,840
Pennsylvania 90 0.02 0.33 $15.14 $31,490
Massachusetts 50 0.02 0.37 $14.53 $30,220





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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 260 0.05 1.06 (8) (8)
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 240 0.26 5.69 $14.95 $31,090
St. Louis, MO-IL 180 0.14 3.03 $10.50 $21,850
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 140 0.20 4.28 $10.54 $21,930
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 140 0.17 3.62 $13.42 $27,910
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 80 0.09 1.99 $15.70 $32,650
Rochester, NY 70 0.14 3.13 $11.33 $23,570
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 50 0.04 0.91 $11.51 $23,950
Anchorage, AK 50 0.27 5.96 $13.23 $27,520
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 40 0.02 0.50 $15.06 $31,330




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)
Anchorage, AK 50 0.27 5.96 $13.23 $27,520
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 240 0.26 5.69 $14.95 $31,090
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 140 0.20 4.28 $10.54 $21,930
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 140 0.17 3.62 $13.42 $27,910
St. Louis, MO-IL 180 0.14 3.03 $10.50 $21,850
Rochester, NY 70 0.14 3.13 $11.33 $23,570
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 80 0.09 1.99 $15.70 $32,650
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 260 0.05 1.06 (8) (8)
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 50 0.04 0.91 $11.51 $23,950
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 40 0.02 0.50 $15.06 $31,330




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)
Baltimore-Towson, MD (8) (8) (8) $19.21 $39,960
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 80 0.09 1.99 $15.70 $32,650
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 40 0.02 0.50 $15.06 $31,330
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 240 0.26 5.69 $14.95 $31,090
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 140 0.17 3.62 $13.42 $27,910
Anchorage, AK 50 0.27 5.96 $13.23 $27,520
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $12.64 $26,290
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 50 0.04 0.91 $11.51 $23,950
Rochester, NY 70 0.14 3.13 $11.33 $23,570
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 140 0.20 4.28 $10.54 $21,930


About May 2013 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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