Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
8,040 8.8 % $13.76 $28,630 2.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.19 $10.09 $11.70 $14.82 $22.76
Annual Wage (2) $19,120 $20,990 $24,330 $30,820 $47,340


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)
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1,380 0.24 $12.12 $25,210
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 1,130 0.30 $16.42 $34,160
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 730 1.30 $14.88 $30,950
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 540 0.05 $11.28 $23,450
Building Finishing Contractors 520 0.07 $13.84 $28,790

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 730 1.30 $14.88 $30,950
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 1,130 0.30 $16.42 $34,160
Direct Selling Establishments 370 0.28 $15.65 $32,550
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1,380 0.24 $12.12 $25,210
Building Finishing Contractors 520 0.07 $13.84 $28,790

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 40 0.01 $22.34 $46,470
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers (8) (8) $20.51 $42,660
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 1,130 0.30 $16.42 $34,160
Direct Selling Establishments 370 0.28 $15.65 $32,550
Residential Building Construction 390 0.05 $14.90 $30,990


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 1,200 0.08 1.31 $13.64 $28,360
Texas 1,170 0.10 1.75 $13.21 $27,470
Ohio 500 0.09 1.64 $10.74 $22,330
New York 380 0.04 0.74 (8) (8)
North Carolina 300 0.07 1.23 $11.16 $23,210




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)
Alaska 60 0.20 3.42 $14.00 $29,120
Texas 1,170 0.10 1.75 $13.21 $27,470
Oregon 150 0.09 1.49 $13.06 $27,170
Ohio 500 0.09 1.64 $10.74 $22,330
Missouri 240 0.09 1.54 $12.67 $26,340




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oklahoma (8) (8) (8) $24.89 $51,770
Hawaii (8) (8) (8) $19.14 $39,810
Pennsylvania 170 0.03 0.51 $18.39 $38,250
Massachusetts 90 0.03 0.46 $16.92 $35,190
Tennessee 50 0.02 0.33 $15.86 $32,990





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)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 590 0.24 4.21 $13.36 $27,790
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 330 0.08 1.36 $11.17 $23,240
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 270 0.26 4.49 $9.95 $20,700
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 140 0.09 1.59 $13.81 $28,720
Kansas City, MO-KS 120 0.12 2.08 $12.80 $26,630
Austin-Round Rock, TX 110 0.12 2.04 $11.07 $23,030
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 100 0.11 1.98 $13.49 $28,050
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 100 0.09 1.61 $19.19 $39,920
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 90 0.08 1.36 $14.29 $29,720
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 80 0.06 1.06 $15.69 $32,630




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)
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 40 0.30 5.24 (8) (8)
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 270 0.26 4.49 $9.95 $20,700
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 590 0.24 4.21 $13.36 $27,790
Kansas City, MO-KS 120 0.12 2.08 $12.80 $26,630
Austin-Round Rock, TX 110 0.12 2.04 $11.07 $23,030
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 100 0.11 1.98 $13.49 $28,050
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 100 0.09 1.61 $19.19 $39,920
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 140 0.09 1.59 $13.81 $28,720
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 90 0.08 1.36 $14.29 $29,720
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 330 0.08 1.36 $11.17 $23,240




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)
Oklahoma City, OK (8) (8) (8) $25.70 $53,450
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 100 0.09 1.61 $19.19 $39,920
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 70 0.03 0.47 $16.75 $34,850
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD (8) (8) (8) $16.76 $34,850
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 80 0.06 1.06 $15.69 $32,630
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 60 0.06 1.05 $14.48 $30,120
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 90 0.08 1.36 $14.29 $29,720
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN (8) (8) (8) $14.11 $29,350
Anchorage, AK (8) (8) (8) $14.11 $29,350
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 140 0.09 1.59 $13.81 $28,720


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017