Market/street trader or assistant

Market and street traders and assistants sell goods (other than refreshments) from stalls, barrows and other portable containers in streets and market places.


  • Cleans up site on completion of each day.
  • Accepts payment and may wrap goods.
  • Sells goods at fixed price or by bargaining with customer.
  • Calls out or otherwise attracts attention to goods on offer.
  • Displays products on stall or barrow.

Typical Education Level

Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 21% 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 market/street trader or assistant is £13,650

150 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 150. 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 market/street trader or assistant roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £13,650 per year. That is about £1,138 per month or £7.00 per hour. New workers generally start on £15,378, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £29,709

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, 150 people are employed in the region.

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