Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
67,290 3.6 % $13.70 $28,500 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.42 $9.82 $12.59 $16.27 $20.73
Annual Wage (2) $17,510 $20,430 $26,190 $33,850 $43,120


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)
Department Stores 11,330 0.73 $12.89 $26,810
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 8,510 2.03 $12.76 $26,530
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 7,910 1.11 $14.17 $29,470
Clothing Stores 6,900 0.62 $13.65 $28,390
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 4,630 0.55 $12.77 $26,570

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers 3,750 2.28 $14.52 $30,200
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 8,510 2.03 $12.76 $26,530
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 7,910 1.11 $14.17 $29,470
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers 1,270 1.03 $15.77 $32,800
Beverage Manufacturing 1,600 0.95 $15.09 $31,380

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $20.00 $41,610
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,540 0.08 $19.71 $41,000
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 50 0.02 $19.56 $40,680
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores 110 0.08 $17.71 $36,830
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 170 0.06 $16.90 $35,160


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 8,300 0.81 1.53 $12.32 $25,630
California 7,890 0.56 1.07 $14.96 $31,110
New York 3,050 0.36 0.69 $18.36 $38,190
Alabama 2,890 1.59 3.04 $9.99 $20,780
New Jersey 2,670 0.71 1.35 $16.26 $33,820




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)
Alaska 530 1.70 3.25 $16.09 $33,460
Alabama 2,890 1.59 3.04 $9.99 $20,780
South Dakota 580 1.49 2.84 $9.94 $20,680
North Dakota 400 1.09 2.07 $12.44 $25,870
Nevada 1,160 1.04 1.99 $11.86 $24,680




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 200 0.44 0.83 $18.95 $39,410
New York 3,050 0.36 0.69 $18.36 $38,190
Oregon 1,270 0.80 1.53 $17.75 $36,910
Utah 550 0.47 0.90 $16.94 $35,230
New Jersey 2,670 0.71 1.35 $16.26 $33,820





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)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,550 1.00 1.90 $10.54 $21,930
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,460 0.49 0.93 $19.30 $40,140
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,890 0.93 1.76 $14.13 $29,400
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,640 0.43 0.82 $15.30 $31,830
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,580 0.44 0.84 $14.68 $30,540
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,440 1.04 1.98 $14.49 $30,140
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,350 0.79 1.51 $12.74 $26,500
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 1,060 1.24 2.36 $13.62 $28,330
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 1,040 0.87 1.66 $12.42 $25,830
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,030 1.06 2.01 $18.93 $39,380




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)
Rapid City, SD 240 4.07 7.75 $10.12 $21,050
Anchorage, AK 490 2.89 5.51 $16.30 $33,900
Anniston-Oxford, AL 90 1.95 3.71 $8.65 $17,980
New Bedford, MA 120 1.86 3.55 $14.05 $29,230
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME 330 1.74 3.31 $12.69 $26,400
Bismarck, ND 100 1.68 3.20 $10.62 $22,080
Auburn-Opelika, AL 80 1.62 3.09 $8.62 $17,930
Taunton-Norton-Raynham, MA NECTA Division 70 1.54 2.93 $13.98 $29,070
Sioux Falls, SD 210 1.53 2.92 $10.54 $21,920
Prescott, AZ 80 1.47 2.80 (8) (8)




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)
Reading, PA (8) (8) (8) $22.61 $47,030
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 130 0.51 0.98 $20.70 $43,050
Peabody, MA NECTA Division 130 1.35 2.58 $19.74 $41,070
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,460 0.49 0.93 $19.30 $40,140
Salt Lake City, UT 340 0.56 1.07 $18.98 $39,480
St. Cloud, MN 30 0.32 0.62 $18.94 $39,390
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,030 1.06 2.01 $18.93 $39,380
Rockford, IL (8) (8) (8) $18.93 $39,370
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 60 0.45 0.85 $17.78 $36,980
Albany, GA 50 0.89 1.70 $17.59 $36,580

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 190 0.89 1.70 $9.30 $19,350
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 180 2.96 5.64 $8.37 $17,410
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 160 0.64 1.22 $14.27 $29,680
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 110 0.84 1.60 $11.55 $24,030
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 110 0.57 1.08 $13.43 $27,940

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)
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 180 2.96 5.64 $8.37 $17,410
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 190 0.89 1.70 $9.30 $19,350
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 110 0.84 1.60 $11.55 $24,030
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area 40 0.72 1.37 $13.66 $28,410
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.71 1.35 $9.93 $20,660

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)
Southwestern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.16 $33,600
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.38 0.72 $15.32 $31,870
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.63 $30,420
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.35 0.68 $14.39 $29,940
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 160 0.64 1.22 $14.27 $29,680


About May 2011 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 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.

(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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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