Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

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
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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)
59,150 3.7 % $11.99 $24,940 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.07 $8.40 $10.59 $13.69 $19.23
Annual Wage (2) $14,710 $17,480 $22,030 $28,480 $39,990

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
Department stores 11,000 $10.61 $22,070 1 49
Advertising and related services 3,450 $10.68 $22,210 2 47
Other support services 3,330 $14.39 $29,940 3 15
Misc. nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 3,310 $11.16 $23,210 4 42
Alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers 3,080 $12.31 $25,610 5 30

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Newspaper, book, and directory publishers (6) $29.13 $60,580 (6) 1
Cut and sew apparel manufacturing (6) $21.66 $45,050 (6) 2
Management of companies and enterprises 1,120 $17.92 $37,280 15 3
Lumber and const. supply merchant wholesalers (6) $17.48 $36,360 (6) 4
Furniture and furnishing merchant wholesalers 200 $17.20 $35,770 36 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
Oregon 1,400 $11.56 $24,040 0.091% 529
South Dakota 320 $9.92 $20,640 0.090% 402
Nevada 900 $11.24 $23,370 0.084% 529
Montana 330 $9.88 $20,550 0.083% 482
Michigan 3,310 $11.16 $23,220 0.076% 621

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
New York 3,700 $16.80 $34,950 0.045% 435
New Hampshire 450 $15.41 $32,050 0.074% 328
New Jersey 2,200 $14.01 $29,130 0.057% 523
Alaska 90 $13.81 $28,730 0.031% 388
Massachusetts 1,130 $12.99 $27,010 0.036% 569

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
Bergen-Passaic, NJ PMSA 780 $14.40 $29,940 0.122%
Portland-Vancouver, OR-WA PMSA 1,000 $11.75 $24,430 0.108%
Sioux Falls, SD MSA 120 $10.91 $22,690 0.107%
Detroit, MI PMSA 2,100 $11.08 $23,050 0.104%
Reno, NV MSA 200 $10.70 $22,250 0.102%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
New York, NY PMSA 1,850 $20.54 $42,730 0.047%
Manchester, NH PMSA (6) $19.37 $40,290 (6)
Rockford, IL MSA (6) $18.09 $37,630 (6)
Decatur, IL MSA 50 $17.53 $36,460 0.092%
San Diego, CA MSA 760 $16.58 $34,500 0.061%

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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) 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.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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