Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers

Plan and erect commercial displays, such as those in windows and interiors of retail stores and at trade exhibitions.


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)
64,330 2.8 % $13.69 $28,480 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.37 $9.93 $12.48 $16.11 $20.63
Annual Wage (2) $17,410 $20,650 $25,960 $33,510 $42,910


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)
Department Stores 10,800 0.71 $12.97 $26,970
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 8,190 2.01 $12.66 $26,330
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 6,810 0.96 $13.90 $28,910
Clothing Stores 5,990 0.56 $12.99 $27,020
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers 3,820 2.33 $14.07 $29,270

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers 3,820 2.33 $14.07 $29,270
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 8,190 2.01 $12.66 $26,330
Beverage Manufacturing 1,940 1.16 $14.21 $29,570
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers 1,410 1.12 $15.40 $32,020
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 6,810 0.96 $13.90 $28,910

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 2,120 0.11 $19.23 $40,010
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores 80 0.06 $19.11 $39,740
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers 90 0.05 $18.86 $39,230
Building Finishing Contractors 100 0.01 $17.85 $37,120
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $17.49 $36,390


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 8,940 0.64 1.26 $14.16 $29,450
Texas 7,370 0.73 1.44 $12.19 $25,360
New Jersey 3,420 0.91 1.79 $15.57 $32,380
New York 3,180 0.38 0.75 $16.96 $35,290
Florida 2,490 0.35 0.69 $13.34 $27,750




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)
Oregon 1,730 1.10 2.18 $16.53 $34,380
Hawaii 560 0.98 1.93 $13.42 $27,900
South Dakota 360 0.93 1.84 $10.03 $20,860
New Jersey 3,420 0.91 1.79 $15.57 $32,380
Alabama 1,550 0.86 1.70 $10.52 $21,880




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 3,180 0.38 0.75 $16.96 $35,290
Rhode Island 100 0.23 0.45 $16.73 $34,810
Oregon 1,730 1.10 2.18 $16.53 $34,380
Arkansas 670 0.59 1.16 $16.49 $34,290
New Jersey 3,420 0.91 1.79 $15.57 $32,380

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 2,570 0.67 1.33 $14.83 $30,850
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,110 0.42 0.84 $18.46 $38,400
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,050 0.82 1.62 $10.92 $22,710
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,620 1.18 2.34 $13.21 $27,480
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,470 0.74 1.45 $14.11 $29,350
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,400 1.46 2.88 $14.57 $30,300
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 1,360 0.38 0.76 $13.99 $29,090
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,340 0.80 1.58 $12.30 $25,580
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 1,330 1.39 2.74 $17.68 $36,770
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,220 0.73 1.43 $16.13 $33,540




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)
Bismarck, ND 130 2.01 3.98 $10.49 $21,820
Taunton-Norton-Raynham, MA NECTA Division 80 1.94 3.83 $12.52 $26,040
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 320 1.68 3.31 $23.12 $48,100
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,400 1.46 2.88 $14.57 $30,300
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 1,330 1.39 2.74 $17.68 $36,770
New Bedford, MA 80 1.32 2.61 $13.99 $29,100
Laredo, TX 110 1.31 2.58 $10.17 $21,140
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 70 1.25 2.48 $9.45 $19,650
Honolulu, HI 520 1.23 2.42 $13.27 $27,610
Bend, OR 70 1.22 2.42 $12.79 $26,610




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)
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 320 1.68 3.31 $23.12 $48,100
Peabody, MA NECTA Division 100 1.05 2.08 $18.82 $39,160
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 90 1.00 1.97 $18.50 $38,470
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,110 0.42 0.84 $18.46 $38,400
Springfield, MA-CT 110 0.39 0.77 $18.15 $37,760
Rockford, IL 40 0.27 0.53 $18.01 $37,460
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 1,330 1.39 2.74 $17.68 $36,770
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 410 0.43 0.86 $17.46 $36,310
Tucson, AZ (8) (8) (8) $17.17 $35,700
Chattanooga, TN-GA (8) (8) (8) $16.94 $35,230

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 200 0.84 1.66 $10.91 $22,690
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 190 0.94 1.87 $9.87 $20,520
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 160 1.48 2.91 $9.36 $19,480
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 140 1.04 2.06 $10.80 $22,460
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.38 0.75 $10.45 $21,740

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 160 1.48 2.91 $9.36 $19,480
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 140 1.04 2.06 $10.80 $22,460
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 190 0.94 1.87 $9.87 $20,520
Southern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 50 0.87 1.71 $13.82 $28,740
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 200 0.84 1.66 $10.91 $22,690

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwestern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.64 $34,620
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.84 $32,950
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.19 $31,590
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 100 0.54 1.08 $14.68 $30,530
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 0.40 $14.64 $30,440


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

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011