Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
72,590 5.4 % $14.39 $29,930 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.00 $10.57 $13.21 $16.86 $21.68
Annual Wage (2) $18,730 $21,980 $27,470 $35,070 $45,100


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)
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 9,670 2.18 $14.72 $30,610
Department Stores 8,840 0.63 $13.08 $27,200
Clothing Stores 8,580 0.77 $14.39 $29,940
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 8,520 1.16 $14.73 $30,640
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 8,140 0.94 $13.56 $28,200

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 4,980 2.80 $15.26 $31,730
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 9,670 2.18 $14.72 $30,610
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 8,520 1.16 $14.73 $30,640
Beverage Manufacturing 1,900 1.04 $16.01 $33,300
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 8,140 0.94 $13.56 $28,200

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing (8) (8) $21.44 $44,600
Management of Companies and Enterprises 2,080 0.10 $20.30 $42,230
Computer Systems Design and Related Services (8) (8) $19.54 $40,640
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 320 0.11 $19.51 $40,570
Amusement Parks and Arcades 150 0.08 $19.33 $40,200


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)
Texas 8,500 0.78 1.42 $12.81 $26,650
California 6,810 0.46 0.84 $16.52 $34,350
New York 4,050 0.47 0.86 $16.63 $34,590
Georgia 3,980 1.03 1.87 $13.82 $28,750
Arizona 3,110 1.26 2.30 $14.63 $30,420




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)
South Dakota 550 1.37 2.51 $10.78 $22,420
Maine 760 1.31 2.38 $13.25 $27,560
Arizona 3,110 1.26 2.30 $14.63 $30,420
Nevada 1,380 1.20 2.19 $16.52 $34,360
Alabama 2,150 1.17 2.13 $12.01 $24,990




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 250 0.55 1.01 $19.83 $41,250
New York 4,050 0.47 0.86 $16.63 $34,590
Nevada 1,380 1.20 2.19 $16.52 $34,360
California 6,810 0.46 0.84 $16.52 $34,350
Colorado 1,410 0.61 1.12 $16.26 $33,820





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)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,920 1.26 2.31 $13.84 $28,790
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,730 0.52 0.95 $18.38 $38,220
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2,360 1.33 2.42 $14.35 $29,850
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,360 0.85 1.56 $11.49 $23,890
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,150 1.00 1.83 $13.93 $28,980
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,430 0.36 0.66 $16.64 $34,610
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,410 0.97 1.78 $15.25 $31,720
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,350 1.06 1.93 $14.93 $31,060
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,240 0.69 1.27 $13.62 $28,320
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 1,210 1.44 2.62 $16.97 $35,300




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)
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 490 4.27 7.80 $12.67 $26,360
Rapid City, SD 190 3.11 5.69 $10.82 $22,510
Montgomery, AL 410 2.55 4.66 $11.54 $24,000
Anniston-Oxford, AL 100 2.34 4.28 $10.37 $21,570
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 630 1.90 3.46 $11.28 $23,470
Sioux Falls, SD 270 1.88 3.43 $10.78 $22,420
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME 350 1.79 3.27 $12.65 $26,300
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 860 1.75 3.20 $13.59 $28,260
Sandusky, OH 50 1.51 2.76 $11.44 $23,790
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 190 1.46 2.67 $11.52 $23,970




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)
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 30 0.27 0.49 $21.56 $44,850
Brunswick, GA 40 1.09 1.99 $20.89 $43,450
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 120 0.47 0.86 $19.39 $40,330
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 70 0.57 1.05 $19.21 $39,950
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 290 0.54 0.98 $19.00 $39,530
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 70 0.41 0.75 $18.59 $38,660
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 460 0.44 0.81 $18.50 $38,480
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ (8) (8) (8) $18.46 $38,400
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,730 0.52 0.95 $18.38 $38,220
Worcester, MA-CT 50 0.19 0.35 $18.15 $37,760

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)
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 180 0.70 1.29 $13.96 $29,040
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 110 0.30 0.54 $12.19 $25,350
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.34 0.61 $13.39 $27,840
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 80 0.61 1.11 $13.79 $28,670
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 80 0.81 1.48 $15.53 $32,300

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)
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 80 0.81 1.48 $15.53 $32,300
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 180 0.70 1.29 $13.96 $29,040
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 80 0.61 1.11 $13.79 $28,670
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area 30 0.48 0.88 $13.62 $28,320
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 70 0.41 0.74 $13.43 $27,930

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)
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.39 0.72 $23.02 $47,880
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.12 0.22 $16.89 $35,140
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 0.34 $16.26 $33,820
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 0.46 $15.81 $32,880
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 80 0.81 1.48 $15.53 $32,300


About May 2013 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:

May 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014