Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
7,520 8.2 % $13.59 $28,260 2.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.04 $10.02 $11.45 $14.48 $21.91
Annual Wage (2) $18,810 $20,830 $23,810 $30,120 $45,560


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 780 0.22 $17.40 $36,200
Telecommunications 690 0.09 $12.87 $26,780
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 680 0.14 $10.76 $22,390
Building Finishing Contractors 620 0.08 $13.38 $27,820
Residential Building Construction 570 0.08 $11.68 $24,290

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 460 0.85 $14.70 $30,580
Direct Selling Establishments 470 0.35 $16.47 $34,250
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 780 0.22 $17.40 $36,200
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 680 0.14 $10.76 $22,390
Telecommunications 690 0.09 $12.87 $26,780

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers (8) (8) $20.34 $42,300
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 780 0.22 $17.40 $36,200
Direct Selling Establishments 470 0.35 $16.47 $34,250
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4241, 4247, and 4249 only) (8) (8) $16.43 $34,180
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services (8) (8) $15.82 $32,910


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 1,240 0.07 1.41 $13.98 $29,080
Texas 1,030 0.09 1.65 $13.63 $28,360
Illinois 810 0.14 2.59 $10.42 $21,660
Florida 590 0.07 1.32 $13.70 $28,500
Ohio 240 0.04 0.84 $11.17 $23,230




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)
Illinois 810 0.14 2.59 $10.42 $21,660
Texas 1,030 0.09 1.65 $13.63 $28,360
Kansas 100 0.08 1.45 $14.01 $29,150
Colorado 190 0.08 1.44 $14.63 $30,420
Missouri 200 0.07 1.39 $12.34 $25,670




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oklahoma 90 0.05 1.04 $21.33 $44,370
Arizona 110 0.04 0.80 $21.08 $43,860
Hawaii (8) (8) (8) $19.68 $40,940
Iowa 40 0.03 0.49 $19.58 $40,730
Tennessee 60 0.02 0.37 $17.67 $36,740



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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 400 0.16 3.04 $13.09 $27,220
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 390 0.09 1.69 $12.44 $25,860
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 230 0.24 4.63 $13.12 $27,280
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 210 0.03 0.58 $15.07 $31,340
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 140 0.05 1.02 $11.12 $23,120
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 130 0.09 1.73 $13.89 $28,890
Kansas City, MO-KS 120 0.11 2.17 $13.61 $28,310
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 120 0.11 2.11 $10.96 $22,800
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 100 0.05 0.97 (8) (8)
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 90 0.08 1.50 $19.13 $39,790


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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 230 0.24 4.63 $13.12 $27,280
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 400 0.16 3.04 $13.09 $27,220
Kansas City, MO-KS 120 0.11 2.17 $13.61 $28,310
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 120 0.11 2.11 $10.96 $22,800
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 390 0.09 1.69 $12.44 $25,860
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 130 0.09 1.73 $13.89 $28,890
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 90 0.08 1.50 $19.13 $39,790
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 50 0.07 1.25 $11.01 $22,890
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 140 0.05 1.02 $11.12 $23,120
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 60 0.05 0.92 $16.92 $35,190


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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) $25.92 $53,900
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 90 0.08 1.50 $19.13 $39,790
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 60 0.05 0.92 $16.92 $35,190
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 210 0.03 0.58 $15.07 $31,340
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $14.82 $30,830
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA (8) (8) (8) $14.06 $29,250
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 130 0.09 1.73 $13.89 $28,890
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $13.61 $28,310
Kansas City, MO-KS 120 0.11 2.17 $13.61 $28,310
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 230 0.24 4.63 $13.12 $27,280


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018