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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Nov.
2018
Dec.
2018
Jan.
2019
Feb.
2019

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

576.7 576.2 (p)577.2 (p)578.3

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

494.7 498.7 (p)470.9  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2017

Customer service representatives

63,510

Driver/sales workers

23,150

Order clerks

30,250

Retail salespersons

20,990

Stock clerks and order fillers

17,030

Telemarketers

4,380

Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer

16,540

(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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Oct.
2018
Nov.
2018
Dec.
2018
Jan.
2019

Average hourly earnings

$24.54 $24.25 $24.35 (p)$25.00

Average weekly hours

34.9 35.3 36.5 (p)35.9

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

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Oct.
2018
Nov.
2018
Dec.
2018
Jan.
2019

Average hourly earnings

$19.78 $20.06 $20.13 (p)$20.59

Average weekly hours

34.3 35.0 36.5 (p)35.1

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2017
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Customer service representatives

14.64 15.82 30,460 32,900

Driver/sales workers

16.91 17.22 35,160 35,830

Order clerks

14.46 15.92 30,080 33,120

Retail salespersons

11.81 15.10 24,560 31,400

Stock clerks and order fillers

12.42 13.37 25,840 27,800

Telemarketers

13.32 15.07 27,700 31,340

Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer

20.74 21.35 43,130 44,410

(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.

Data series 2014 2015 2016 2017

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

16 12 15 21

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

Data series 2017

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

Total recordable cases

2.5

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

1.7

Cases involving days away from work

1.0

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

0.7

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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Nov.
2018
Dec.
2018
Jan.
2019
Feb.
2019

Producer price index

(p)161.4 (p)166.1 (p)167.2 (p)169.9

Percent change from previous month

  (p)0.4% (p)2.9% (p)0.7% (p)1.6%

Footnotes
(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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4th quarter
2017
1st quarter
2018
2nd quarter
2018
3rd quarter
2018

Number of establishments

Private industry

50,730 (p)51,058 (p)51,561 (p)52,222

Local government

4 (p)4 (p)4 (p)4

State government

       

Federal government

5 (p)13 (p)13 (p)13

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Productivity

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2014 2015 2016 2017

Labor productivity index, output per hour

135.772 148.602 157.679 167.340

Percent change from previous year

1.3 9.4 6.1 6.1

Labor index, total labor hours

111.040 112.031 117.389 122.360

Percent change from previous year

7.0 0.9 4.8 4.2

Output index

150.762 166.481 185.098 204.758

Percent change from previous year

8.4 10.4 11.2 10.6

Unit labor costs index

90.449 88.198 89.053 90.393

Percent change from previous year

2.9 -2.5 1.0 1.5

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

 

Data extracted on: March 22, 2019