Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
7,510 8.9 % $12.58 $26,160 2.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.63 $9.23 $10.68 $13.70 $20.08
Annual Wage (2) $17,940 $19,200 $22,210 $28,490 $41,760


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 1,390 0.35 $11.51 $23,930
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1,200 0.20 $11.89 $24,730
Direct Selling Establishments 540 0.41 $15.69 $32,630
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 540 0.88 $14.21 $29,560
Building Finishing Contractors 470 0.06 $11.48 $23,880

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 540 0.88 $14.21 $29,560
Direct Selling Establishments 540 0.41 $15.69 $32,630
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 1,390 0.35 $11.51 $23,930
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1,200 0.20 $11.89 $24,730
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 380 0.12 $11.42 $23,750

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers (8) (8) $20.28 $42,180
Special Food Services (8) (8) $16.20 $33,700
Direct Selling Establishments 540 0.41 $15.69 $32,630
Residential Building Construction 370 0.05 $14.26 $29,660
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 540 0.88 $14.21 $29,560


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)
Illinois 1,070 0.18 3.35 $10.68 $22,220
California 1,040 0.07 1.23 $13.34 $27,750
New York 790 0.09 1.60 $14.13 $29,380
Texas 630 0.05 1.00 $12.15 $25,280
Virginia 390 0.11 1.95 $14.28 $29,700



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)
Illinois 1,070 0.18 3.35 $10.68 $22,220
Montana 50 0.12 2.15 $12.79 $26,600
Alaska 40 0.12 2.12 $17.94 $37,310
Virginia 390 0.11 1.95 $14.28 $29,700
Oregon 190 0.11 2.00 $12.21 $25,400



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pennsylvania 170 0.03 0.54 $18.25 $37,960
Alaska 40 0.12 2.12 $17.94 $37,310
Maryland (8) (8) (8) $15.05 $31,310
Massachusetts (8) (8) (8) $14.54 $30,240
Virginia 390 0.11 1.95 $14.28 $29,700




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 580 0.09 1.63 $13.51 $28,110
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 330 0.14 2.60 $12.78 $26,570
St. Louis, MO-IL 250 0.19 3.45 $10.70 $22,250
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 160 0.04 0.71 $10.72 $22,300
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 120 0.09 1.70 $10.66 $22,180
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 110 0.10 1.83 $13.38 $27,820
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 110 0.07 1.28 $10.95 $22,770
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 110 0.12 2.22 $16.67 $34,670
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 90 0.07 1.24 $14.92 $31,040
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 70 0.07 1.35 $12.14 $25,240



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)
St. Louis, MO-IL 250 0.19 3.45 $10.70 $22,250
Anchorage, AK 30 0.18 3.37 $19.10 $39,720
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 50 0.17 3.12 $15.65 $32,560
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 330 0.14 2.60 $12.78 $26,570
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 110 0.12 2.22 $16.67 $34,670
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 110 0.10 1.83 $13.38 $27,820
Rochester, NY 50 0.09 1.66 $11.45 $23,810
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 120 0.09 1.70 $10.66 $22,180
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 580 0.09 1.63 $13.51 $28,110
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 90 0.07 1.24 $14.92 $31,040



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)
Anchorage, AK 30 0.18 3.37 $19.10 $39,720
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 110 0.12 2.22 $16.67 $34,670
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $16.14 $33,570
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD (8) (8) (8) $15.94 $33,150
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 50 0.17 3.12 $15.65 $32,560
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 90 0.07 1.24 $14.92 $31,040
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 50 0.02 0.39 $14.80 $30,780
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 580 0.09 1.63 $13.51 $28,110
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN (8) (8) (8) $13.48 $28,040
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 110 0.10 1.83 $13.38 $27,820


About May 2015 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 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016