Nonstore Retailers: NAICS 454

About the Nonstore Retailers subsector

The nonstore retailers subsector is part of the retail trade sector.

Industries in the Nonstore Retailers subsector retail merchandise using methods, such as the broadcasting of infomercials, the broadcasting and publishing of direct-response advertising, the publishing of paper and electronic catalogs, door-to-door solicitation, in-home demonstration, selling from portable stalls and distribution through vending machines. Establishments in this subsector include mail-order houses, vending machine operators, home delivery sales, door-to-door sales, party plan sales, electronic shopping, and sales through portable stalls (e.g., street vendors, except food). Establishments engaged in the direct sale (i.e., nonstore) of products, such as home heating oil dealers and newspaper delivery service providers are included in this subsector.

North American Industry Classification System

The nonstore retailers subsector consists of these industry groups:

  • Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses: NAICS 4541
  • Vending Machine Operators: NAICS 4542
  • Direct Selling Establishments: NAICS 4543

Workforce Statistics

This section provides information relating to employment in nonstore retailers. These data are obtained from employer or establishment surveys. The following tables present an overview of the industry including the number of jobs, data for occupations common to the industry, and projections of occupational employment change.

Employment

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Employment (in thousands)

 

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

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485.0 491.1 (P) 491.7 (P) 491.7

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

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388.5 398.4 (P) 398.0  

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2013

Customer service representatives

48,640

Driver/sales workers

25,090

Order clerks

32,100

Retail salespersons

20,190

Stock clerks and order fillers

11,840

Telemarketers

5,890

Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer

15,370

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Projections

For projected (future) employment estimates, see the National Employment Matrix, which includes employment estimates by industry and occupation for nonstore retailers.

(Source: Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections)

Earnings and Hours

This section presents data on employee earnings and weekly hours. The latest industry averages of hourly earnings and weekly hours are shown. In addition, recent hourly and annual earnings are shown for occupations commonly found in nonstore retailers.

Earnings and Hours of All Employees

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Average hourly earnings

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$23.49 $23.84 $24.28 (P) $23.90

Average weekly hours

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36.3 36.3 36.4 (P) 36.0

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

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Average hourly earnings

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$19.71 $19.73 $20.08 (P) $19.77

Average weekly hours

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36.8 36.7 36.2 (P) 36.2

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2013
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Customer service representatives

$13.51 $14.39 $28,090 $29,920

Driver/sales workers

$15.62 $16.00 $32,490 $33,290

Order clerks

$12.31 $13.27 $25,590 $27,610

Retail salespersons

$11.59 $14.62 $24,110 $30,420

Stock clerks and order fillers

$11.35 $11.97 $23,600 $24,910

Telemarketers

$11.37 $14.57 $23,640 $30,300

Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer

$18.11 $18.85 $37,660 $39,210

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Work-related Fatalities, Injuries, and Illnesses

This section presents data for the industry on the number of workplace fatalities and the rates of workplace injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time workers in nonstore retailers. An injury or illness is considered to be work-related if an event or exposure in the work environment either caused or contributed to the resulting condition or significantly aggravated a pre-existing condition.

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Fatalities

 

Number of fatalities

15 18 21 (P) 23

Rate of injury and illness cases per 100 full-time workers

 

Total recordable cases

3.5 2.9 2.8  

Cases involving days away from work, job restriction, or transfer

2.2 1.7 1.8  

Cases involving days away from work

1.3 1.1 1.0  

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

0.9 0.6 0.7  

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.

(Source: Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities)

Prices

This section provides industry-specific pricing information. The producer price index measures the percentage change in prices that domestic producers receive for goods and services. The prices included in the producer price index are from the first commercial transaction.

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Producer price index

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(P) 153.0 (P) 154.2 (P) 154.5 (P) 151.4

Percent change from previous month

  (P) -0.1% (P) 0.8% (P) 0.2% (P) -2.0%

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Producer Price Indexes)

Workplace Trends

This section presents data on the number of establishments in nonstore retailers. Also included in this section is information on productivity, presented as the rate of change in output per hour of workers in the industry.

Establishments

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Number of establishments

 

Private industry

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42,177 42,417 42,787 (P) 43,500

Local government

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5 5 5 (P) 4

State government

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Federal government

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5 5 5 (P) 5

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Productivity

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Labor productivity index, output per hour

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184.622 204.924 215.319 232.060

Percent change from previous year

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4.5 11.0 5.1 7.8

Labor index, total labor hours

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96.095 93.764 96.648 99.953

Percent change from previous year

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4.2 -2.4 3.1 3.4

Output index

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177.413 192.145 208.102 231.951

Percent change from previous year

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8.9 8.3 8.3 11.5

Unit labor costs index

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73.286 71.409 72.410 67.736

Percent change from previous year

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-8.4 -2.6 1.4 -6.5

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

Other BLS Resources

Career Guide to Industries

To learn about careers from an industry perspective, see the Career Guide to Industries.

 

Data extracted on: September 25, 2014