Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
7,590 6.4 % $13.13 $27,300 2.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.94 $8.83 $10.67 $15.13 $21.33
Annual Wage (2) $16,520 $18,380 $22,190 $31,470 $44,360


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)
Direct Selling Establishments 2,110 1.58 $13.29 $27,650
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 1,440 0.29 $14.23 $29,600
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 510 0.07 $12.71 $26,430
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 400 0.07 $12.98 $26,990
Building Finishing Contractors 260 0.04 $10.69 $22,230

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Direct Selling Establishments 2,110 1.58 $13.29 $27,650
Vending Machine Operators 130 0.34 $13.02 $27,090
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 1,440 0.29 $14.23 $29,600
Social Advocacy Organizations 210 0.11 $14.88 $30,950
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 400 0.07 $12.98 $26,990

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $20.32 $42,260
Social Advocacy Organizations 210 0.11 $14.88 $30,950
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 1,440 0.29 $14.23 $29,600
Building Material and Supplies Dealers (8) (8) $13.96 $29,040
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 180 0.01 $13.92 $28,950


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 1,040 0.07 1.24 $12.14 $25,240
Florida 440 0.06 1.04 $10.69 $22,240
Illinois 390 0.07 1.19 $11.30 $23,510
Missouri 380 0.15 2.43 $11.18 $23,250
Wisconsin 350 0.14 2.26 $11.38 $23,670




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)
Delaware 150 0.39 6.46 (8) (8)
Missouri 380 0.15 2.43 $11.18 $23,250
Oregon 220 0.14 2.29 $13.73 $28,550
Wisconsin 350 0.14 2.26 $11.38 $23,670
Iowa 160 0.11 1.84 $11.86 $24,670




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tennessee 230 0.09 1.51 $16.77 $34,870
Colorado 130 0.06 1.02 $16.69 $34,710
Texas 310 0.03 0.52 $16.55 $34,420
Maryland 140 0.06 0.97 $15.81 $32,870
Connecticut 80 0.05 0.80 $15.40 $32,030

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-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 440 0.12 1.93 $10.89 $22,640
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 270 0.08 1.26 $11.12 $23,120
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 260 0.27 4.44 $13.84 $28,790
St. Louis, MO-IL 220 0.18 2.98 $11.00 $22,890
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 120 0.13 2.16 $12.05 $25,060
Springfield, MO 90 0.50 8.44 $13.73 $28,560
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 90 0.11 1.86 $10.51 $21,850
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 80 0.07 1.24 $9.30 $19,350
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 80 0.06 0.96 $15.79 $32,850
Rochester, NY 70 0.15 2.51 $8.31 $17,280




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)
Springfield, MO 90 0.50 8.44 $13.73 $28,560
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 260 0.27 4.44 $13.84 $28,790
St. Louis, MO-IL 220 0.18 2.98 $11.00 $22,890
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 60 0.18 2.93 $10.87 $22,600
Rochester, NY 70 0.15 2.51 $8.31 $17,280
Chattanooga, TN-GA 30 0.14 2.31 $11.18 $23,240
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 120 0.13 2.16 $12.05 $25,060
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 440 0.12 1.93 $10.89 $22,640
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 90 0.11 1.86 $10.51 $21,850
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 270 0.08 1.26 $11.12 $23,120




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)
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $17.13 $35,640
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC (8) (8) (8) $15.91 $33,090
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 80 0.06 0.96 $15.79 $32,850
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA (8) (8) (8) $15.62 $32,490
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $15.47 $32,180
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 40 0.03 0.55 $15.22 $31,670
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 30 0.01 0.22 $14.98 $31,150
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $14.80 $30,780
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 260 0.27 4.44 $13.84 $28,790
Springfield, MO 90 0.50 8.44 $13.73 $28,560


About May 2010 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 mean 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:

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May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011