Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
93,000 3.1 % $14.20 $29,530 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.04 $10.40 $12.78 $16.62 $21.78
Annual Wage (2) $18,800 $21,630 $26,590 $34,560 $45,300


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 12,970 0.93 $12.95 $26,940
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 12,260 2.59 $14.46 $30,070
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 9,220 1.05 $13.83 $28,770
Clothing Stores 9,110 0.84 $14.05 $29,230
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 8,730 1.19 $15.06 $31,330

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 6,170 3.36 $14.97 $31,140
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 12,260 2.59 $14.46 $30,070
Beverage Manufacturing 2,640 1.36 $15.09 $31,380
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 8,730 1.19 $15.06 $31,330
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 9,220 1.05 $13.83 $28,770

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) $22.06 $45,880
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 290 0.10 $20.06 $41,730
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores 90 0.06 $19.90 $41,400
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 30 (7) $19.72 $41,020
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $18.00 $37,440


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 9,480 0.84 1.23 $12.93 $26,890
California 8,850 0.59 0.85 $15.01 $31,230
New York 5,760 0.65 0.95 $16.37 $34,050
Arizona 4,930 1.95 2.83 $13.98 $29,090
Florida 4,530 0.59 0.86 $13.92 $28,950



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)
Arizona 4,930 1.95 2.83 $13.98 $29,090
New Hampshire 750 1.19 1.73 $14.07 $29,270
South Dakota 480 1.18 1.71 $11.89 $24,730
Nevada 1,380 1.16 1.68 $17.09 $35,540
Maine 660 1.12 1.63 $13.13 $27,310



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 230 0.49 0.70 $19.01 $39,540
District of Columbia 60 0.09 0.13 $18.10 $37,640
Alaska 150 0.47 0.68 $17.83 $37,090
Nevada 1,380 1.16 1.68 $17.09 $35,540
Arkansas 490 0.43 0.62 $16.90 $35,150




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)
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 3,920 2.15 3.12 $13.62 $28,340
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,480 0.65 0.94 $18.92 $39,350
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 3,180 1.33 1.93 $14.08 $29,290
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,440 0.86 1.25 $12.36 $25,720
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 2,110 1.42 2.06 $13.16 $27,370
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,070 0.93 1.35 $14.36 $29,870
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,920 1.05 1.53 $13.61 $28,300
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,830 1.23 1.78 $14.39 $29,940
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,560 1.20 1.75 $15.54 $32,320
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,500 0.37 0.54 $16.16 $33,610



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 520 4.48 6.52 $12.73 $26,480
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 1,470 3.62 5.26 $12.72 $26,450
Rapid City, SD 160 2.56 3.71 $11.83 $24,600
Bowling Green, KY 150 2.45 3.56 $11.76 $24,460
Anniston-Oxford, AL 100 2.21 3.21 $10.36 $21,540
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 3,920 2.15 3.12 $13.62 $28,340
Taunton-Norton-Raynham, MA NECTA Division 90 2.05 2.98 $14.91 $31,020
Monroe, MI 70 1.87 2.71 $14.09 $29,310
Lexington-Fayette, KY 470 1.81 2.62 $13.63 $28,350
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 220 1.71 2.48 $10.85 $22,570



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 40 0.33 0.47 $21.30 $44,300
Brunswick, GA 30 0.91 1.33 $20.69 $43,040
Reading, PA 50 0.30 0.44 $20.48 $42,590
Lancaster, PA 50 0.21 0.31 $19.21 $39,970
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,480 0.65 0.94 $18.92 $39,350
Worcester, MA-CT 40 0.18 0.26 $18.51 $38,490
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 1,040 1.20 1.74 $18.47 $38,410
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 350 0.32 0.47 $18.46 $38,400
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 260 1.20 1.74 $18.07 $37,600
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 290 0.52 0.76 $17.94 $37,310

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)
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 160 0.56 0.82 $11.29 $23,490
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 120 0.32 0.47 $12.62 $26,260
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 90 0.91 1.32 $14.75 $30,680
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.70 1.02 $14.39 $29,930
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 70 0.43 0.63 $12.78 $26,590

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 90 0.91 1.32 $14.75 $30,680
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.70 1.02 $14.39 $29,930
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.57 0.82 $12.22 $25,410
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 160 0.56 0.82 $11.29 $23,490
Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area 30 0.55 0.79 $15.27 $31,750

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)
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.30 0.44 $24.53 $51,030
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $22.91 $47,650
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.39 0.56 $21.50 $44,720
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.02 $41,640
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.26 0.37 $17.33 $36,040


About May 2014 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015