Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
120,870 2.5 % $14.88 $30,940 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.56 $10.82 $13.31 $17.25 $22.81
Annual Wage (2) $19,890 $22,500 $27,680 $35,870 $47,450


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 20,940 4.23 $13.73 $28,550
General Merchandise Stores 19,840 0.62 $14.59 $30,350
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) 19,620 2.07 $15.33 $31,890
Clothing Stores 10,930 1.03 $14.53 $30,230
Management of Companies and Enterprises 6,020 0.26 $18.29 $38,040

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 20,940 4.23 $13.73 $28,550
Beverage Manufacturing 5,630 2.30 $16.28 $33,860
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) 19,620 2.07 $15.33 $31,890
Furniture Stores 2,550 1.15 $17.18 $35,740
Clothing Stores 10,930 1.03 $14.53 $30,230

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Specialized Design Services 40 0.03 $23.08 $48,010
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 40 0.01 $22.20 $46,180
Building Finishing Contractors 190 0.02 $21.07 $43,820
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 50 0.05 $20.91 $43,500
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 330 0.22 $20.57 $42,790


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 15,210 1.28 1.51 $13.66 $28,420
California 14,570 0.87 1.03 $15.69 $32,640
Florida 8,410 1.00 1.18 $14.14 $29,410
New York 7,180 0.78 0.92 $16.35 $34,010
Michigan 5,100 1.19 1.41 $13.51 $28,100




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)
Maine 1,090 1.83 2.15 $14.28 $29,710
Alabama 2,940 1.53 1.80 $13.76 $28,620
Hawaii 860 1.36 1.61 $15.80 $32,870
Texas 15,210 1.28 1.51 $13.66 $28,420
Oregon 2,250 1.23 1.45 $18.84 $39,180




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 230 0.32 0.38 $19.79 $41,160
Oregon 2,250 1.23 1.45 $18.84 $39,180
Washington 2,030 0.64 0.75 $18.82 $39,140
Massachusetts 2,240 0.64 0.75 $17.54 $36,480
Alaska 270 0.84 0.99 $17.34 $36,070



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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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,440 0.66 0.78 $17.90 $37,240
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 4,410 1.77 2.09 $13.90 $28,920
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,320 1.27 1.49 $13.81 $28,720
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,320 1.13 1.34 $14.05 $29,220
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,130 0.85 1.01 $15.37 $31,970
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 2,820 2.48 2.92 $14.91 $31,020
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,690 0.61 0.72 $16.44 $34,190
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,370 1.20 1.41 $15.76 $32,790
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 1,800 1.38 1.63 $14.07 $29,270
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,770 1.53 1.81 $19.36 $40,260


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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)
Killeen-Temple, TX 510 3.70 4.36 $13.88 $28,860
Dothan, AL 170 3.05 3.60 $15.55 $32,340
Portland-South Portland, ME 580 2.85 3.36 $14.63 $30,440
Amarillo, TX 300 2.63 3.10 $14.12 $29,360
Mobile, AL 450 2.60 3.07 $14.67 $30,510
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 2,820 2.48 2.92 $14.91 $31,020
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 1,660 2.26 2.67 $12.45 $25,890
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN 150 1.99 2.35 $13.74 $28,580
Jefferson City, MO 140 1.93 2.27 $12.06 $25,080
Appleton, WI 230 1.87 2.20 $13.30 $27,670


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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 70 0.45 0.54 $23.93 $49,780
Tyler, TX 40 0.40 0.47 $23.70 $49,290
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO (8) (8) (8) $23.57 $49,020
Chattanooga, TN-GA 150 0.61 0.72 $21.82 $45,380
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 570 0.51 0.60 $21.37 $44,460
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 50 0.65 0.76 $21.31 $44,330
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 100 0.56 0.66 $20.85 $43,360
Savannah, GA 40 0.22 0.26 $20.24 $42,100
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,280 0.78 0.92 $20.07 $41,750
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 300 0.57 0.67 $19.83 $41,250

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)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 280 1.46 1.72 $14.54 $30,250
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 240 0.88 1.04 $12.19 $25,360
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 160 1.31 1.54 $13.81 $28,730
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 160 1.58 1.86 $15.66 $32,580
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 150 0.73 0.86 $13.49 $28,060

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)
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 160 1.58 1.86 $15.66 $32,580
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 280 1.46 1.72 $14.54 $30,250
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 160 1.31 1.54 $13.81 $28,730
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 120 1.25 1.47 $15.53 $32,310
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 70 0.91 1.08 $13.58 $28,250

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 West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.46 $38,390
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 40 0.42 0.50 $17.78 $36,990
Northeast Kansas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.25 0.30 $17.58 $36,570
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.70 0.82 $17.43 $36,250
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 50 0.74 0.87 $16.78 $34,890


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018