Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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.


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)
83,620 4.7 % $14.29 $29,720 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.17 $10.24 $11.99 $16.23 $22.67
Annual Wage (2) $19,080 $21,300 $24,940 $33,760 $47,140


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 30,080 6.27 $13.64 $28,370
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 12,090 1.35 $15.25 $31,730
Employment Services 6,490 0.18 $16.79 $34,920
Beverage Manufacturing 6,050 2.95 $14.15 $29,430
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 3,600 0.29 $15.57 $32,380

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 30,080 6.27 $13.64 $28,370
Beverage Manufacturing 6,050 2.95 $14.15 $29,430
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 12,090 1.35 $15.25 $31,730
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers 1,520 0.82 $17.61 $36,640
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 2,900 0.39 $15.76 $32,780

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Software Publishers 90 0.03 $27.26 $56,690
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers 60 0.05 $25.03 $52,070
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 50 0.01 $23.79 $49,490
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 70 (7) $22.93 $47,690
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 70 0.01 $22.87 $47,570


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)
California 20,100 1.30 2.14 $14.48 $30,110
Texas 9,810 0.85 1.40 $13.76 $28,620
New York 5,310 0.59 0.97 $17.04 $35,430
Florida 4,910 0.62 1.02 $14.14 $29,410
Virginia 3,440 0.94 1.54 $16.46 $34,240




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)
California 20,100 1.30 2.14 $14.48 $30,110
Arkansas 1,520 1.29 2.13 (8) (8)
Virginia 3,440 0.94 1.54 $16.46 $34,240
Missouri 2,490 0.92 1.51 $10.88 $22,630
Iowa 1,360 0.89 1.47 $11.66 $24,240




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oklahoma 360 0.22 0.37 $20.05 $41,700
Massachusetts 1,530 0.45 0.74 $17.77 $36,960
Rhode Island (8) (8) (8) $17.41 $36,220
New York 5,310 0.59 0.97 $17.04 $35,430
Colorado (8) (8) (8) $16.81 $34,960





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,780 1.16 1.92 $13.58 $28,250
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,440 0.53 0.88 $16.67 $34,670
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,860 0.98 1.61 $14.17 $29,460
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 2,120 1.56 2.58 $13.30 $27,660
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,840 0.51 0.85 $16.67 $34,670
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,790 1.36 2.25 $13.75 $28,610
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,660 0.88 1.46 $13.09 $27,230
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 1,580 1.50 2.47 $15.33 $31,880
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,480 0.61 1.01 $16.61 $34,540
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,470 0.96 1.59 $14.02 $29,160




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)
Napa, CA 560 7.95 13.11 $18.26 $37,970
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 1,380 6.21 10.23 (8) (8)
Santa Rosa, CA 570 3.01 4.97 $14.45 $30,070
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 300 2.72 4.48 $14.34 $29,820
Athens-Clarke County, GA 210 2.66 4.38 $8.76 $18,230
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 390 2.16 3.56 $14.19 $29,520
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 740 2.13 3.51 $11.47 $23,860
St. George, UT 100 1.67 2.75 $11.27 $23,450
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 2,120 1.56 2.58 $13.30 $27,660
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 1,580 1.50 2.47 $15.33 $31,880




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)
Oklahoma City, OK 160 0.27 0.44 $25.22 $52,450
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 160 0.14 0.23 $24.32 $50,590
Asheville, NC 70 0.37 0.61 $23.66 $49,210
Peabody-Salem-Beverly, MA NECTA Division 70 0.74 1.22 $22.56 $46,930
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 100 1.16 1.91 $21.18 $44,050
Jackson, MS (8) (8) (8) $21.16 $44,010
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 40 0.26 0.42 $20.13 $41,860
Waterbury, CT (8) (8) (8) $20.07 $41,740
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA 30 0.13 0.22 $19.74 $41,060
Lafayette, LA 70 0.34 0.56 $19.46 $40,480

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)
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 160 4.09 6.75 $11.56 $24,050
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 130 0.57 0.94 $10.86 $22,590
South Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 80 1.22 2.01 $12.29 $25,560
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.28 0.47 $10.75 $22,360
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.44 0.72 $12.60 $26,200

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)
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 160 4.09 6.75 $11.56 $24,050
South Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 80 1.22 2.01 $12.29 $25,560
Northwest Washington nonmetropolitan area 60 1.16 1.91 $11.28 $23,470
North Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 40 0.83 1.36 $15.18 $31,570
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 130 0.57 0.94 $10.86 $22,590

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)
Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $22.57 $46,940
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.27 0.44 $20.21 $42,040
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.31 $33,930
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.24 $33,780
North Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 40 0.83 1.36 $15.18 $31,570


About May 2015 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016