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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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:

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)
7,860 8.9 % $ 16.81 $ 34,970 2.1 %

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 $ 10.02 $ 11.31 $ 14.13 $ 17.68 $ 24.47
Annual Wage (2) $ 20,850 $ 23,530 $ 29,390 $ 36,770 $ 50,890


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

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 4,520 0.68 $ 17.59 $ 36,580
Direct Selling Establishments 980 0.75 $ 15.30 $ 31,830
Building Finishing Contractors 470 0.06 $ 15.01 $ 31,210
Building Equipment Contractors 260 0.01 $ 16.51 $ 34,340
Residential Building Construction 220 0.03 $ 16.57 $ 34,470

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 980 0.75 $ 15.30 $ 31,830
Telecommunications 4,520 0.68 $ 17.59 $ 36,580
Vending Machine Operators 40 0.15 $ 11.23 $ 23,360
Social Advocacy Organizations 170 0.08 $ 16.04 $ 33,370
Building Finishing Contractors 470 0.06 $ 15.01 $ 31,210

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)
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $ 42.92 $ 89,280
Telecommunications 4,520 0.68 $ 17.59 $ 36,580
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 130 0.01 $ 17.22 $ 35,830
Residential Building Construction 220 0.03 $ 16.57 $ 34,470
Building Equipment Contractors 260 0.01 $ 16.51 $ 34,340


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

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.



Map of employment of door-to-door sales workers, news and street vendors, and related workers by state, May 2021


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 1,310 0.08 1.42 $ 17.60 $ 36,610
Texas 960 0.08 1.41 $ 16.39 $ 34,090
Florida 790 0.09 1.64 $ 12.77 $ 26,560
North Carolina 760 0.17 3.09 $ 18.70 $ 38,890
Ohio 470 0.09 1.61 $ 13.40 $ 27,870


Map of location quotient of door-to-door sales workers, news and street vendors, and related workers by state, May 2021


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)
North Carolina 760 0.17 3.09 $ 18.70 $ 38,890
Maryland 270 0.10 1.87 (8) (8)
Florida 790 0.09 1.64 $ 12.77 $ 26,560
Ohio 470 0.09 1.61 $ 13.40 $ 27,870
South Carolina 180 0.09 1.59 $ 14.97 $ 31,140


Map of annual mean wages of door-to-door sales workers, news and street vendors, and related workers by state, May 2021


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)
Massachusetts 50 0.02 0.28 $ 25.68 $ 53,420
Louisiana 90 0.05 0.90 $ 23.84 $ 49,590
Missouri 140 0.05 0.94 $ 23.72 $ 49,330
Wisconsin 170 0.06 1.10 $ 23.06 $ 47,960
Delaware 30 0.08 1.36 $ 22.23 $ 46,230



Map of employment of door-to-door sales workers, news and street vendors, and related workers by area, May 2021


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 620 0.11 1.95 $ 17.80 $ 37,020
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 440 0.12 2.20 $ 16.10 $ 33,500
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 290 0.22 3.97 $ 12.73 $ 26,470
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 210 0.18 3.21 $ 11.56 $ 24,030
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 210 0.14 2.45 $ 17.32 $ 36,030
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 200 0.16 2.91 $ 20.51 $ 42,660
Columbus, OH 130 0.13 2.33 $ 12.32 $ 25,620
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 130 0.01 0.27 $ 20.69 $ 43,020
Austin-Round Rock, TX 120 0.11 2.03 $ 15.23 $ 31,680
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 110 0.04 0.66 $ 19.19 $ 39,910


Map of location quotient of door-to-door sales workers, news and street vendors, and related workers by area, May 2021


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)
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 290 0.22 3.97 $ 12.73 $ 26,470
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 210 0.18 3.21 $ 11.56 $ 24,030
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 200 0.16 2.91 $ 20.51 $ 42,660
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 210 0.14 2.45 $ 17.32 $ 36,030
Columbus, OH 130 0.13 2.33 $ 12.32 $ 25,620
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 440 0.12 2.20 $ 16.10 $ 33,500
Austin-Round Rock, TX 120 0.11 2.03 $ 15.23 $ 31,680
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 620 0.11 1.95 $ 17.80 $ 37,020
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 80 0.08 1.47 $ 15.83 $ 32,930
Rochester, NY 40 0.08 1.35 $ 15.86 $ 33,000


Map of annual mean wages of door-to-door sales workers, news and street vendors, and related workers by area, May 2021


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)
St. Louis, MO-IL 90 0.07 1.28 $ 22.73 $ 47,270
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 130 0.01 0.27 $ 20.69 $ 43,020
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 200 0.16 2.91 $ 20.51 $ 42,660
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 110 0.04 0.66 $ 19.19 $ 39,910
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 50 0.06 1.10 $ 18.77 $ 39,050
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 620 0.11 1.95 $ 17.80 $ 37,020
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 210 0.14 2.45 $ 17.32 $ 36,030
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 100 0.05 0.92 $ 17.20 $ 35,770
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 440 0.12 2.20 $ 16.10 $ 33,500
Rochester, NY 40 0.08 1.35 $ 15.86 $ 33,000


About May 2021 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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022