Roundsperson or van salesperson

Roundspersons and van salespersons deliver and sell food, drink and other goods by calling on householders or by selling from a mobile shop or van and call on households to collect and receive payment for laundered or similarly serviced articles.


  • Returns to depot and hands in unsold goods and cash.
  • Sells goods, records deliveries, takes further orders or articles requiring servicing and collects cash or prepares bill.
  • Calls out, rings bell or otherwise attracts attention to the items on sale.
  • Calls at customers.
  • Drives vehicle over established route and parks at recognised stopping places or households.
  • Loads vehicle with food, drink, or articles that have been laundered, etc..

Typical Education Level

Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 19% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data


Average annual earnings

The current average wage for roundsperson or van salesperson is £19,422

519 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 519. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.


Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for roundsperson or van salesperson roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £19,422 per year. That is about £1,619 per month or £9.96 per hour. New workers generally start on £14,498, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £26,208

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 519 people are employed in the region.

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