Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
6,650 6.2 % $12.68 $26,380 3.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.15 $8.94 $10.32 $13.83 $20.23
Annual Wage (2) $16,950 $18,600 $21,470 $28,760 $42,070


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 2,270 0.49 $11.40 $23,710
Direct Selling Establishments 1,630 1.24 $13.87 $28,850
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 430 0.06 $10.82 $22,500
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 360 0.06 $12.54 $26,080
Residential Building Construction 250 0.04 $11.19 $23,270

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 1,630 1.24 $13.87 $28,850
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 2,270 0.49 $11.40 $23,710
Vending Machine Operators 160 0.44 $14.35 $29,840
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 360 0.06 $12.54 $26,080
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 430 0.06 $10.82 $22,500

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vending Machine Operators 160 0.44 $14.35 $29,840
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $13.88 $28,870
Direct Selling Establishments 1,630 1.24 $13.87 $28,850
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 360 0.06 $12.54 $26,080
Employment Services 60 (7) $12.44 $25,870


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 890 0.06 1.22 $12.79 $26,600
Virginia 240 0.07 1.31 $11.65 $24,230
Iowa 220 0.15 2.97 $17.16 $35,690
Maryland 210 0.08 1.62 $17.28 $35,950
Indiana 200 0.07 1.37 $13.45 $27,970




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 70 0.23 4.49 $13.29 $27,640
Iowa 220 0.15 2.97 $17.16 $35,690
Oregon 170 0.11 2.11 $13.27 $27,600
Nevada 110 0.10 1.98 $15.28 $31,780
Maryland 210 0.08 1.62 $17.28 $35,950




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) $17.89 $37,210
Maryland 210 0.08 1.62 $17.28 $35,950
Iowa 220 0.15 2.97 $17.16 $35,690
Tennessee 90 0.03 0.64 $16.68 $34,700
Maine 30 0.05 1.05 $16.55 $34,420





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 430 0.11 2.17 $12.01 $24,980
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 190 0.19 3.74 $13.11 $27,260
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 150 0.21 4.05 $10.42 $21,670
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 110 0.10 1.92 $9.72 $20,210
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 110 0.14 2.72 $15.28 $31,780
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 100 0.13 2.55 $9.67 $20,110
St. Louis, MO-IL 90 0.07 1.32 $11.95 $24,850
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 70 0.03 0.60 $13.35 $27,770
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 50 0.21 4.13 $12.12 $25,210
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 50 0.09 1.75 $13.02 $27,070




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)
Anchorage, AK 50 0.28 5.41 $13.58 $28,250
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 150 0.21 4.05 $10.42 $21,670
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 50 0.21 4.13 $12.12 $25,210
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 190 0.19 3.74 $13.11 $27,260
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 110 0.14 2.72 $15.28 $31,780
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 100 0.13 2.55 $9.67 $20,110
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 430 0.11 2.17 $12.01 $24,980
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 110 0.10 1.92 $9.72 $20,210
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 50 0.09 1.75 $13.02 $27,070
St. Louis, MO-IL 90 0.07 1.32 $11.95 $24,850




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)
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 110 0.14 2.72 $15.28 $31,780
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 40 0.02 0.48 $15.07 $31,340
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN (8) (8) (8) $14.71 $30,610
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $13.69 $28,470
Anchorage, AK 50 0.28 5.41 $13.58 $28,250
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 70 0.03 0.60 $13.35 $27,770
Trenton-Ewing, NJ (8) (8) (8) $13.17 $27,390
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 190 0.19 3.74 $13.11 $27,260
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 50 0.09 1.75 $13.02 $27,070
Kansas City, MO-KS 40 0.05 0.89 $12.39 $25,760


About May 2012 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013