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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters

Demonstrate merchandise and answer questions for the purpose of creating public interest in buying the product. May sell demonstrated merchandise.


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)
81,250 3.9 % $15.99 $33,260 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.91 $11.35 $13.92 $19.10 $24.61
Annual Wage (2) $20,610 $23,610 $28,960 $39,720 $51,180


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 25,520 5.22 $16.17 $33,640
Beverage Manufacturing 11,510 4.43 $16.60 $34,540
Employment Services 8,960 0.24 $17.77 $36,960
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 5,440 1.00 $17.04 $35,450
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 4,450 0.31 $15.94 $33,160

Industries with the highest concentration 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 25,520 5.22 $16.17 $33,640
Beverage Manufacturing 11,510 4.43 $16.60 $34,540
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 5,440 1.00 $17.04 $35,450
Direct Selling Establishments 510 0.39 $15.51 $32,250
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) 3,510 0.36 $15.67 $32,600

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 60 0.01 $28.31 $58,880
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) (8) (8) $26.14 $54,360
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $25.06 $52,120
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) (8) (8) $21.35 $44,400
Furniture Stores (8) (8) $20.74 $43,130


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 18,220 1.07 1.91 $17.55 $36,510
Texas 6,030 0.50 0.89 $13.85 $28,800
New York 6,000 0.64 1.14 $17.99 $37,430
Washington 3,810 1.17 2.08 $15.31 $31,850
Florida 3,800 0.44 0.79 $14.71 $30,590




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 2,410 1.28 2.28 $14.65 $30,480
Washington 3,810 1.17 2.08 $15.31 $31,850
Hawaii 690 1.07 1.90 $15.45 $32,150
California 18,220 1.07 1.91 $17.55 $36,510
Nevada 1,400 1.04 1.85 $15.96 $33,210




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Arizona 1,800 0.64 1.15 $18.59 $38,660
Massachusetts 920 0.26 0.46 $18.54 $38,560
New Hampshire 250 0.38 0.68 $18.47 $38,420
New York 6,000 0.64 1.14 $17.99 $37,430
New Jersey 2,100 0.52 0.92 $17.70 $36,820





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 4,130 0.67 1.20 $17.34 $36,060
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,240 0.93 1.65 $17.10 $35,560
Napa, CA 2,130 28.26 50.34 $19.72 $41,020
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 2,100 1.06 1.89 $15.31 $31,850
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,950 0.42 0.75 $17.43 $36,250
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,920 0.54 0.96 $15.03 $31,270
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,730 0.84 1.50 $18.57 $38,620
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,730 0.58 1.03 $12.66 $26,330
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,730 1.45 2.58 $14.78 $30,740
Santa Rosa, CA 1,590 7.76 13.83 $20.03 $41,660




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)
Napa, CA 2,130 28.26 50.34 $19.72 $41,020
Walla Walla, WA 200 8.04 14.32 $15.57 $32,380
Santa Rosa, CA 1,590 7.76 13.83 $20.03 $41,660
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 760 6.50 11.58 $16.00 $33,280
Kennewick-Richland, WA 370 3.21 5.72 $14.80 $30,790
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 170 1.91 3.41 $21.44 $44,590
Salem, OR 310 1.80 3.21 $14.50 $30,160
Wenatchee, WA 80 1.69 3.01 $14.70 $30,570
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 1,470 1.52 2.71 $11.16 $23,210
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 80 1.52 2.70 $11.14 $23,180




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)
Memphis, TN-MS-AR (8) (8) (8) $22.17 $46,110
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 170 1.91 3.41 $21.44 $44,590
Raleigh, NC 370 0.58 1.03 $20.17 $41,950
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 120 1.22 2.17 $20.10 $41,810
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA (8) (8) (8) $20.08 $41,760
Santa Rosa, CA 1,590 7.76 13.83 $20.03 $41,660
Winston-Salem, NC (8) (8) (8) $19.88 $41,360
Napa, CA 2,130 28.26 50.34 $19.72 $41,020
Knoxville, TN (8) (8) (8) $19.66 $40,890
Tucson, AZ (8) (8) (8) $19.58 $40,730

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)
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 410 3.89 6.92 $17.37 $36,120
Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 200 3.42 6.09 $14.09 $29,310
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area 140 1.12 1.99 $16.55 $34,430
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 120 0.52 0.92 $12.09 $25,160
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.50 0.89 $10.03 $20,860

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 Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 410 3.89 6.92 $17.37 $36,120
Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 200 3.42 6.09 $14.09 $29,310
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area 140 1.12 1.99 $16.55 $34,430
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 90 0.89 1.59 $28.05 $58,350
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 80 0.70 1.24 $14.90 $30,990

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)
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 90 0.89 1.59 $28.05 $58,350
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 30 0.35 0.62 $19.26 $40,060
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.83 $39,170
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.50 $36,410
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 410 3.89 6.92 $17.37 $36,120


About May 2018 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 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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019