Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2004

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
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
62,220 4.3 % $12.51 $26,020 2.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.25 $8.60 $10.89 $14.33 $20.38
Annual Wage (2) $15,090 $17,880 $22,660 $29,810 $42,400

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Department stores 13,210 $10.39 $21,610
Advertising and related services 3,810 $10.82 $22,510
Clothing stores 3,730 $14.84 $30,870
Grocery and Related Product Wholesalers 3,280 $12.41 $25,810
Alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers 3,100 $12.34 $25,660

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Cut and sew apparel manufacturing (7) $22.56 $46,920
Jewelry, luggage, and leather goods stores 50 $21.58 $44,880
Other professional and technical services 120 $19.01 $39,540
Management of companies and enterprises 910 $18.59 $38,660
Health and personal care stores 130 $18.18 $37,810

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
Oregon 1,320 $11.89 $24,730 0.085%
Iowa 1,130 $9.35 $19,440 0.079%
Michigan 3,270 $11.10 $23,080 0.076%
Idaho 410 $8.87 $18,440 0.071%
Rhode Island 320 $15.53 $32,300 0.067%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
New York (7) $17.81 $37,040 (7)
Rhode Island 320 $15.53 $32,300 0.067%
New Hampshire 290 $15.15 $31,520 0.047%
Connecticut 430 $14.36 $29,860 0.026%
Massachusetts 1,300 $14.24 $29,620 0.042%

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
Middlesex-Somerset-Hunterdon, NJ PMSA 780 $12.63 $26,260 0.126%
Bergen-Passaic, NJ PMSA 770 $15.13 $31,470 0.121%
Sioux Falls, SD MSA 130 $11.54 $24,000 0.110%
Reno, NV MSA 210 $10.50 $21,840 0.104%
Cedar Rapids, IA MSA 120 $11.91 $24,780 0.103%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
New York, NY PMSA (7) $21.58 $44,890 (7)
Worcester, MA-CT PMSA 70 $19.89 $41,380 0.031%
Manchester, NH PMSA (7) $18.84 $39,190 (7)
Stamford-Norwalk, CT PMSA 30 $18.11 $37,670 0.015%
Rockford, IL MSA (7) $17.42 $36,240 (7)

About May 2004 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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.

(7) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: June 02, 2005

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