Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers
SOC: 41-9091.00

Description:

Sell goods or services door-to-door or on the street.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
80,200 employed

Projected (2024):
79,100 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Agent
  • Attendant
  • Balloon Seller
  • Beauty Consultant
  • Beauty Counselor
  • Book Agent
  • Book Canvasser
  • Book Solicitor
  • Bumboater
  • Candy Butcher
  • Candy Vendor
  • Canvasser
  • Carrier
  • Christmas Bell Ringer
  • Chuck Wagon Driver
  • Cigarette Vendor
  • Collector
  • Cushion Worker
  • Deliverer
  • Demonstrator
  • Direct Selling Counselor
  • Distributor
  • Door to Door Salesman
  • Door to Door Selling Agent
  • Door to Door Selling Distributor
  • Door-to-Door Sales Representative
  • Fashion Consultant, Sales
  • Field Representative
  • Fish Peddler
  • Fruit Vendor
  • Fuller Brush Man
  • Fuller Brush Worker
  • Fullerette
  • Good Humor Vendor
  • Hawker
  • Huckster
  • Ice Cream Man
  • Ice Cream Truck Driver
  • Ice Cream Vendor
  • Independent Beauty Consultant
  • Independent Distributor
  • Independent Jeweler
  • Independent Sales Representative
  • Kettle Girl
  • Kettle Worker
  • Lei Seller
  • Lounge Car Attendant
  • Lunch Truck Operator
  • Lunch Wagon Operator
  • News Agent
  • Newspaper Carrier
  • Newspaper Deliverer
  • Newspaper Peddler
  • Newspaper Subscription Solicitor
  • Newspaper Vendor
  • Newstand Vendor
  • Paper Carrier
  • Paper Deliverer
  • Peanut Vendor
  • Peddler
  • Pillow Agent
  • Popcorn Machine Operator
  • Popcorn Vendor
  • Portable Canteen Operator
  • Pushcart Peddler
  • Representative
  • Route Carrier
  • Sales Representative
  • Sales Vendor
  • Sandwich and Drink Cart Operator
  • Sandwich Peddler
  • Souvenir Street Vendor
  • Street Vendor
  • Subscription Agent
  • Truck Caterer
  • Vendor


  • Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.

    Education:

    These occupations usually require a high school diploma.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Programming
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Deliver merchandise and collect payment.
  • Write and record orders for merchandise or enter orders into computers.
  • Explain products or services and prices and demonstrate use of products.
  • Contact customers to persuade them to purchase merchandise or services.
  • Arrange buying parties and solicit sponsorship of such parties to sell merchandise.
  • Answer questions about product features and benefits.
  • Circulate among potential customers or travel by foot, truck, automobile, or bicycle to deliver or sell merchandise or services.
  • Develop prospect lists.
  • Distribute product samples or literature that details products or services.
  • Order or purchase supplies.
  • Set up and display sample merchandise at parties or stands.
  • Stock carts or stands.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Desktop computers
  • Global positioning system GPS receivers
  • Laptop computers
  • Multi-line telephone systems
  • Passenger vehicles
  • Personal computers
  • Tape measures
  • Data entry software
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Route mapping software
  • Web browser software


  • sales and related


    industry stats

    SOC: 41-0000

    Total Employed: 14,462,120

    Average Annual Salary: $39,320