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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers
Industry profile for Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers
Geographic profile for Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers

National estimates for Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
8,360 7.9 % $ 17.66 $ 36,740 3.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 9.70 $ 11.63 $ 14.29 $ 19.92 $ 30.43
Annual Wage (2) $ 20,170 $ 24,180 $ 29,730 $ 41,440 $ 63,290


Industry profile for Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Telecommunications 3,480 0.50 (8) (8)
Direct Selling Establishments 810 0.62 $ 21.42 $ 44,560
Residential Building Construction 480 0.06 $ 16.98 $ 35,310
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 430 0.05 $ 17.17 $ 35,720
Building Finishing Contractors 420 0.05 $ 19.32 $ 40,200

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Direct Selling Establishments 810 0.62 $ 21.42 $ 44,560
Telecommunications 3,480 0.50 (8) (8)
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 180 0.36 $ 14.41 $ 29,980
Residential Building Construction 480 0.06 $ 16.98 $ 35,310
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 170 0.06 $ 12.68 $ 26,370

Top paying industries for Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Direct Selling Establishments 810 0.62 $ 21.42 $ 44,560
Building Finishing Contractors 420 0.05 $ 19.32 $ 40,200
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) (8) (8) $ 19.32 $ 40,190
Social Advocacy Organizations 130 0.06 $ 17.20 $ 35,770
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 430 0.05 $ 17.17 $ 35,720


Geographic profile for Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,700 0.10 1.73 $ 19.81 $ 41,210
Texas 1,470 0.12 2.02 $ 19.33 $ 40,210
New York 710 0.08 1.36 $ 24.03 $ 49,990
Florida 490 0.06 0.97 $ 13.26 $ 27,570
Washington 290 0.09 1.49 $ 16.60 $ 34,530




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 1,470 0.12 2.02 $ 19.33 $ 40,210
California 1,700 0.10 1.73 $ 19.81 $ 41,210
Maryland 240 0.09 1.56 $ 16.75 $ 34,840
Washington 290 0.09 1.49 $ 16.60 $ 34,530
New York 710 0.08 1.36 $ 24.03 $ 49,990




Top paying states for Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 710 0.08 1.36 $ 24.03 $ 49,990
Massachusetts (8) (8) (8) $ 22.99 $ 47,820
California 1,700 0.10 1.73 $ 19.81 $ 41,210
Texas 1,470 0.12 2.02 $ 19.33 $ 40,210
Connecticut 110 0.07 1.22 $ 17.89 $ 37,220





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 890 0.15 2.55 $ 20.47 $ 42,570
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 660 0.18 3.04 $ 22.31 $ 46,410
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 490 0.06 0.92 $ 27.27 $ 56,730
Austin-Round Rock, TX 260 0.24 4.04 $ 16.83 $ 35,000
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 230 0.12 1.99 $ 16.72 $ 34,780
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 120 0.08 1.39 $ 15.02 $ 31,240
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 120 0.12 1.94 $ 14.60 $ 30,360
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 70 0.06 0.98 $ 10.76 $ 22,390
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 70 0.08 1.36 $ 18.60 $ 38,690
Bakersfield, CA 30 0.11 1.88 (8) (8)




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Austin-Round Rock, TX 260 0.24 4.04 $ 16.83 $ 35,000
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 660 0.18 3.04 $ 22.31 $ 46,410
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 890 0.15 2.55 $ 20.47 $ 42,570
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 230 0.12 1.99 $ 16.72 $ 34,780
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 120 0.12 1.94 $ 14.60 $ 30,360
Bakersfield, CA 30 0.11 1.88 (8) (8)
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 120 0.08 1.39 $ 15.02 $ 31,240
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 70 0.08 1.36 $ 18.60 $ 38,690
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 70 0.06 0.98 $ 10.76 $ 22,390
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 490 0.06 0.92 $ 27.27 $ 56,730




Top paying metropolitan areas for Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 490 0.06 0.92 $ 27.27 $ 56,730
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH (8) (8) (8) $ 22.97 $ 47,790
Kansas City, MO-KS (8) (8) (8) $ 22.48 $ 46,760
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 660 0.18 3.04 $ 22.31 $ 46,410
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 890 0.15 2.55 $ 20.47 $ 42,570
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 70 0.08 1.36 $ 18.60 $ 38,690
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 18.02 $ 37,470
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD (8) (8) (8) $ 16.95 $ 35,250
Austin-Round Rock, TX 260 0.24 4.04 $ 16.83 $ 35,000
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 230 0.12 1.99 $ 16.72 $ 34,780


About May 2020 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021