Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, 2002

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.

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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)
101,420 3.0 % $12.19 $25,360 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.04 $7.99 $9.80 $13.83 $20.59
Annual Wage (2) $14,640 $16,620 $20,380 $28,760 $42,840

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Advertising and related services 17,570 $9.21 $19,160 1 108
Employment services 10,650 $11.83 $24,620 2 87
Other support services 6,810 $10.25 $21,320 3 103
Management and technical consulting services 4,520 $14.39 $29,920 4 64
Grocery stores 3,820 $8.03 $16,700 5 111

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Scientific research and development services 120 $31.71 $65,950 64 1
Educational support services 150 $27.76 $57,750 57 2
Other chemical product and preparation mfg. 50 $26.72 $55,590 88 3
Other fabricated metal product manufacturing 100 $24.79 $51,560 70 4
Other specialty trade contractors 140 $23.80 $49,500 61 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Iowa 3,530 $12.81 $26,640 0.250% 417
California 18,300 $11.74 $24,420 0.127% 572
Idaho 680 $8.64 $17,970 0.120% 485
Minnesota 2,910 $10.96 $22,790 0.112% 575
Hawaii 560 $9.99 $20,790 0.102% 446

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Massachusetts 2,540 $15.22 $31,650 0.079% 447
Nevada 630 $15.19 $31,600 0.060% 353
Ohio 2,820 $14.50 $30,160 0.053% 422
Illinois 3,010 $14.30 $29,740 0.052% 447
New Jersey 2,510 $14.23 $29,590 0.065% 488

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Cedar Rapids, IA MSA 370 $8.46 $17,600 0.320%
Sioux City, IA-NE MSA 190 $15.11 $31,430 0.298%
Des Moines, IA MSA 820 $14.17 $29,480 0.292%
Orange County, CA PMSA 3,960 $11.92 $24,790 0.281%
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA MSA 180 $14.45 $30,050 0.258%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Canton-Massillon, OH MSA 30 $20.40 $42,420 0.017%
Trenton, NJ PMSA (6) $19.28 $40,110 (6)
San Francisco, CA PMSA (6) $18.06 $37,570 (6)
Worcester, MA-CT PMSA (6) $17.97 $37,380 (6)
Jacksonville, FL MSA 410 $17.95 $37,330 0.076%

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for 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.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: November 26, 2003

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