Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
7,610 8.8 % $12.20 $25,380 2.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.30 $9.00 $10.35 $13.29 $19.61
Annual Wage (2) $17,270 $18,730 $21,530 $27,640 $40,790


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 2,440 0.58 $10.74 $22,330
Direct Selling Establishments 810 0.62 $15.36 $31,940
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 800 0.13 $10.93 $22,730
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 480 0.15 $11.91 $24,780
Residential Building Construction 450 0.07 $13.33 $27,730

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 810 0.62 $15.36 $31,940
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 380 0.59 $14.10 $29,320
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 2,440 0.58 $10.74 $22,330
Vending Machine Operators 50 0.15 $14.41 $29,960
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 480 0.15 $11.91 $24,780

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Investigation and Security Services 50 0.01 $18.43 $38,340
Special Food Services (8) (8) $15.53 $32,290
Direct Selling Establishments 810 0.62 $15.36 $31,940
Vending Machine Operators 50 0.15 $14.41 $29,960
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 380 0.59 $14.10 $29,320


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 1,040 0.07 1.22 $13.36 $27,790
New York 550 0.06 1.10 $13.01 $27,060
Maryland 390 0.15 2.74 $14.83 $30,840
Indiana 320 0.11 1.96 $12.65 $26,310
Ohio 310 0.06 1.07 $9.69 $20,150



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 0.20 3.56 $11.58 $24,090
Maryland 390 0.15 2.74 $14.83 $30,840
Nevada 150 0.13 2.22 $12.14 $25,260
Oregon 210 0.12 2.21 $11.53 $23,990
Indiana 320 0.11 1.96 $12.65 $26,310



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pennsylvania (8) (8) (8) $17.00 $35,350
Maryland 390 0.15 2.74 $14.83 $30,840
Massachusetts 80 0.02 0.41 $14.54 $30,230
Mississippi (8) (8) (8) $13.79 $28,690
California 1,040 0.07 1.22 $13.36 $27,790




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)
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 650 1.04 18.55 $11.18 $23,250
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 390 0.07 1.27 (8) (8)
St. Louis, MO-IL 250 0.19 3.37 $10.82 $22,510
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 240 0.06 1.05 $11.54 $24,010
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 190 0.20 3.51 $13.72 $28,530
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 150 0.17 3.04 $12.14 $25,260
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 140 0.11 1.93 $10.05 $20,910
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 110 0.12 2.07 $10.80 $22,470
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 90 0.11 1.86 $16.55 $34,420
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 90 0.08 1.44 $12.13 $25,230



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)
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 650 1.04 18.55 $11.18 $23,250
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 190 0.20 3.51 $13.72 $28,530
St. Louis, MO-IL 250 0.19 3.37 $10.82 $22,510
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 150 0.17 3.04 $12.14 $25,260
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 110 0.12 2.07 $10.80 $22,470
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 90 0.11 1.86 $16.55 $34,420
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 140 0.11 1.93 $10.05 $20,910
Rochester, NY 50 0.10 1.69 $10.63 $22,100
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 90 0.08 1.44 $12.13 $25,230
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 390 0.07 1.27 (8) (8)



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)
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 90 0.11 1.86 $16.55 $34,420
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 80 0.03 0.58 $16.45 $34,210
Baltimore-Towson, MD (8) (8) (8) $16.22 $33,730
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $15.28 $31,780
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 190 0.20 3.51 $13.72 $28,530
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $13.70 $28,490
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 80 0.03 0.61 $12.61 $26,220
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI (8) (8) (8) $12.46 $25,910
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC (8) (8) (8) $12.20 $25,380
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 150 0.17 3.04 $12.14 $25,260


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015