Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
9,430 8.8 % $16.40 $34,120 3.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.41 $10.76 $12.71 $19.00 $28.64
Annual Wage (2) $19,580 $22,370 $26,430 $39,520 $59,570


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)
Telecommunications 1,660 0.22 (8) (8)
Direct Selling Establishments 720 0.54 $19.50 $40,550
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 710 0.21 $18.59 $38,660
Residential Building Construction 700 0.09 $13.24 $27,550
Building Finishing Contractors 670 0.08 $17.11 $35,580

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 490 0.91 $14.54 $30,230
Direct Selling Establishments 720 0.54 $19.50 $40,550
Telecommunications 1,660 0.22 (8) (8)
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 710 0.21 $18.59 $38,660
Residential Building Construction 700 0.09 $13.24 $27,550

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nondepository Credit Intermediation (8) (8) $21.61 $44,940
Direct Selling Establishments 720 0.54 $19.50 $40,550
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 710 0.21 $18.59 $38,660
Local Messengers and Local Delivery 60 0.08 $18.20 $37,850
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 350 0.02 $17.26 $35,900


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 1,960 0.12 1.77 $18.32 $38,120
Texas 1,640 0.14 2.08 $16.93 $35,200
Michigan 590 0.14 2.08 (8) (8)
Florida 550 0.06 0.98 $14.38 $29,910
Ohio 210 0.04 0.60 $19.55 $40,670




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)
Texas 1,640 0.14 2.08 $16.93 $35,200
Michigan 590 0.14 2.08 (8) (8)
California 1,960 0.12 1.77 $18.32 $38,120
Colorado 210 0.08 1.20 $17.53 $36,460
Hawaii 40 0.07 1.03 $18.43 $38,330




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York (8) (8) (8) $23.73 $49,350
Arizona 150 0.05 0.82 $20.15 $41,900
Oklahoma 80 0.05 0.81 $19.89 $41,370
Ohio 210 0.04 0.60 $19.55 $40,670
Iowa 60 0.04 0.61 $19.31 $40,170





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 780 0.13 1.95 $19.60 $40,780
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 670 0.19 2.88 $18.05 $37,540
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 280 0.29 4.38 $15.02 $31,250
Austin-Round Rock, TX 200 0.19 2.99 $16.68 $34,700
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 130 0.09 1.33 $14.81 $30,790
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 120 0.06 0.90 $20.81 $43,290
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 70 0.09 1.40 $13.79 $28,680
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 40 0.04 0.55 $11.56 $24,050




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)
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 280 0.29 4.38 $15.02 $31,250
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 670 0.19 2.88 $18.05 $37,540
Austin-Round Rock, TX 200 0.19 2.99 $16.68 $34,700
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 780 0.13 1.95 $19.60 $40,780
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 70 0.09 1.40 $13.79 $28,680
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 130 0.09 1.33 $14.81 $30,790
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 120 0.06 0.90 $20.81 $43,290
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 40 0.04 0.55 $11.56 $24,050




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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA (8) (8) (8) $23.96 $49,830
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA (8) (8) (8) $21.52 $44,760
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 120 0.06 0.90 $20.81 $43,290
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH (8) (8) (8) $20.73 $43,130
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA (8) (8) (8) $19.87 $41,330
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI (8) (8) (8) $19.80 $41,170
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 780 0.13 1.95 $19.60 $40,780
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 670 0.19 2.88 $18.05 $37,540
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (8) (8) (8) $16.96 $35,270
Austin-Round Rock, TX 200 0.19 2.99 $16.68 $34,700


About May 2018 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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019